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APsystems joins Sungage Financial approved vendor list

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE – APsystems microinverters have joined the popular Sungage solar financing approved vendor list. The partnership brings the APsystems advanced microinverter line to a powerful residential solar lending platform in USA, in response to requests from leading national solar installers. “Sungage has really made a name for itself offering fast, no-nonsense solar […]

APsystems estableció la nueva oficina y celebró la conferencia con usuarios

Recientemente, APsystems construyó la nueva oficina en México para apoyar con el servicio al cliente y el almacenamiento local. APsystems proporcionara a nuestros clientes los mejores productos y el mejor servicio. La dirección de nuestra oficina es Av. Lázaro Cárdenas  2850-5º Piso, Colonia Jardines del Bosque C.P. 44520, Guadalajara, Jalisco. La conferencia de usuarios para […]

APsystems upgrades EMA monitoring website with more data and improved interface

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE, JIAXING, LYON– APsystems today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com. The web-based platform, available for free on any connected device, monitors and reports module-level energy production of solar arrays which utilize APsystems inverters and provides that information to homeowners and […]

Join APsystems at Solar Canada 2016

Solar Canada, Canada’s largest PV convention, comes to Toronto Dec. 5-6 – and APsystems will be there with a powerful microinverter line and dynamic new features. Look for our enhanced, interactive booth 1002, where we’ll be offering APsystems product training and hands-on demonstrations. We’ll be showcasing our new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & […]

Upcoming launch of new Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA)

Dear APsystems EMA user, APsystems is proud to announce the upcoming launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com. As you know, the website monitors and reports energy production on sites which utilize APsystems microinverters and also enables APsystems-registered solar installers and contractors to create and manage their […]

New 32-home San Antonio project powered by APsystems micros

When it comes to solar growth, it doesn’t get much hotter than San Antonio. The market ranked no. 6 nationally for metropolitan growth in 2015, and no. 7 for the spread of solar, setting the pace for the Lone Star State. Those trends converge at 330 Clay Street, a 32-home planned-solar neighborhood by PSW Real […]

Gracias por habernos visitado en la GREEN EXPO 2016 !

Estimado visitante de Green Expo Mexico, Les agradecemos mucho por haber visitado nuestro stand de APsystems. En 2016, APsystems abrió oficinas en Mexico para el soporte de servicio local así como de almacenaje. Queremos ofrecer a nuestros clientes los mejores productos y el mejor servicio. APsystems es ahora líder global en desarrollo, manufactura y comercialización […]

APsystems helps Extend the Day bring solar to kids in developing nations

APsystems is teaming up with the nonprofit Extend the Day to bring portable solar-powered lights to students in developing nations. APsystems engineers assisted in the design of small, personal-sized lights, now being distributed to kids and families in remote villages in Kenya, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Myanmar and Namibia. The lights allow students to study in the […]

APsystems reveals competitive edge on Solar Power World podcast

A smart microinverter takes a smart chip – and every APsystems unit has one inside. The powerful FPGA chip that drives APsystems advanced microinverters is among the topics covered by Solar Power World editor Kathie Zipp and Jason Higginson, APsystems senior director of marketing, during a recent interview. The pair sat down recently for an […]

Buy 5, Get 1 FREE: Fantastic A+ Rewards continues ONLY for New Zealand!

Dear Valued New Zealand Installer, The unbelievable A+ Rewards program from APsystems continues ONLY for New Zealand! We’re proud to offer this incredible promotion to our New Zealand installers. For every 5 YC500 microinverters purchased from an APsystems participating distribution partner in New Zealand, you will receive one YC500 microinverter absolutely free! That’s right: Now […]

Nos Vemos en Green Expo 2016 Mexico

The GREEN Expo es el evento más importante en México para la energía renovable que se celebra en la Ciudad de México durante Octubre 26-28, 2016. El evento recibe el gran apoyo del departamento de protección del medio ambiente de México y el CONIECO (la Asociación Nacional de Industriales Ecologistas) haciendo gran contribución al medio […]

Solar MLPE hacks for the installer edge

Time is money. We’ve all heard the age-old adage, but if you’re a solar installation company, it absolutely rings true: time is your worst enemy. Labor is expensive, so the longer a project takes, the more it costs an installer to put in a solar system, and it comes right out of their bottom line. […]

APsystems at All Energy Australia 2016

All Energy Australia is Australia’s biggest solar energy industry exhibition and attracts the world’s top solar energy manufacturers, technologies and products. Join APsystems at our enhanced, interactive booth 1116, where we’ll bring you our latest products, the YC550 and YC1200 microinverters, and the Energy Communication Unit ECU-C gateway. The flagship APsystems YC550 is a grid-tied […]

APsystems Exhibits at SPI 2016 – Sept 12-15

Solar Power International, North America’s largest PV convention, comes to Las Vegas Sept. 12-15 – and APsystems will be there in force. Look for our enhanced, interactive booth 659, where we’ll be offering APsystems product training, hands-on demonstrations, and great promotional giveaways. We’ll have the full line of APsystems advanced microinverters on display, including the […]

Big News Australia & New Zealand: Another Fantastic A+ Rewards Offer from APsystems!

Dear Valued Australian & New Zealand Installer, The unbelievable A+ Rewards program from APsystems is now better than ever! We’re proud to offer this incredible promotion to our Australian& New Zealand installers. For every 15 YC500 microinverters purchased from an APsystems participating distribution partner in Australia or New Zealand, you will receive two YC500 microinverters […]

2016 APsystems Invitación de entrenamiento en Mexico

Estimado Sr/Sra, Gracias por su soporte con APsystems APsystems ofrecerá entrenamientos técnicos en México en Julio y Agosto. Nuestro ingeniero Gustavo Marín dará presentaciones sobre el diseño del sistema microinversor APsystems, instalación, detección de problemas, configuración de monitoreo, y capacitación práctica con el YC500 y YC1000. Sinceramente, le invita a venir y unirse a nosotros […]

Big News Australia/New Zealand: the A+ Rewards Program is Coming to you!

Dear Valued Australian & New Zealand Installer, There’s never been a better time to bring APsystems microinverters to your customers, and we’re glad offer this incredible promotion to our Australian installers. For every nine YC500 microinverters that you purchase from an APsystems participating Distribution Partner, you can receive one YC500 for free. That’s right: Every […]

Join APsystems at SNEC 2016 in Shanghai, May 24

APsystems will be a featured exhibitor and presenter at the upcoming SNEC 2016, May 24-26 in Shanghai, China. SNEC is an ideal platform for PV companies to share their products and services, as the event draws technology leaders from across the global industry to spark ideas and innovation. Distributors, installers and manufacturers can keep on top […]

Olivier Jacques to lead APsystems Europe, Middle East and Africa operations

Olivier Jacques has joined APsystems as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in the APsystems branch in Lyon, France. The company also maintains a European office in Netherlands. Jacques brings more than 20 years of experience in construction, industrial and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems, he […]

5 Reasons a String Inverter Won’t Cut It.

Microinverters or string? PV system designers fall into two camps, some favoring big inverters and others moving toward the powerful little boxes that meet each module where the real action is: on the roof. Knowing the limitations of string inverters may tell you just why the Module Level Power Electronics segment – microinverters – is […]

APsystems YC1000 supports electric vehicle charging station at Intel HQ

APsystems microinverters support a hybrid solar/grid-tied electric vehicle charging station at Intel corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Powered by APsystems YC1000 true 3-phase microinverters and Suntec 285-watt modules, the 4.2kW solar array supplements the charging station’s grid-tied power. A 45kW storage system by Powin Energy backs up the array, further reducing demands on the […]

A+ Rewards Program lasts until Q1 2016, ONLY for Australia & New Zealand

APsystems and its A+Rewards Program offer an unbeatable deal for installers on our advanced microinverter technology. For every 10 YC500 microinverters you purchase from a participating APsystems Distribution Partner, receive a free Energy Communication Unit (ECU). That’s right: Every 10 APsystems YC500 microinverters you purchase through March 31, 2016, will earn a free ECU. Your A+ Rewards free […]

Thank you for visiting our APsystems booths!

Dear solar partners, Thank you for visiting our APsystems booth at the recent Green Expo Mexico, All Energy Australia and Solar Energy UK trade shows. We were pleased for the chance to share with you our breakthrough solar technology, and products that make PV arrays more powerful, smart, bankable, cost effective and safe. We’ll be […]

ArrayApp now upgraded for iPhone, Android devices

Smartphone-equipped installers can enjoy the latest features and functionality in the newly upgraded ArrayApp from APsystems. ArrayApp is designed to help solar professionals quickly and easily set up new APsystems microinverter arrays via their iPhone or Android devices. Installers can complete the registration of a new APsystems installation while still on the job site. Download […]

EMA app upgraded for APsystems microinverter users

Smartphones get even smarter with the newly upgraded EMA App from APsystems. The EMA App lets homeowners track the performance of their APsystems solar array in real time, more quickly and conveniently than ever. See comprehensive system data including power output by day, month, year or lifetime of the array. EMA App also calculates energy […]

University of Kansas (USA) architecture students take solar construction into the future

Powering old homes with solar is only half the renewable-energy equation. Designing and building new homes that make the most of that renewable power – achieving ultra-efficient “Net Zero” construction, and beyond – is the next frontier for sustainable living. American graduate students in the University of Kansas Department of Architecture, Design and Planning are […]

VIDEO: Learn the APsystems EMA and ECU monitoring system basics

From system setup to performance tracking, a robust monitoring package is essential to installers and end users alike. The Energy Communication Unit and EMA software from APsystems offer this powerful but easy-to-use monitoring and analysis at every step. Chris Barrett, APsystems USA director of technical services, demonstrated our advanced user interface at this year’s Solar […]

Big News: the A+ Rewards Program is here!

APsystems and its A+ Rewards Program offer an unbeatable deal on advanced microinverter technology for installers. For every 10 YC500 microinverters you purchase from a participating APsystems Distribution Partner, receive a free Energy Communication Unit (ECU) or a free YC500 microinverter. This offer varies by region; contact your distributor for details. That’s right: Every 10 […]

APsystems brings its advanced microinverter technology and a new DC optimizer to Solar Energy UK 2015

Solar Energy UK is Britain’s biggest solar energy industry exhibition and attracts the world’s top solar energy manufacturers, technologies and products. APsystems will exhibit its solar product line at booth C30. New this year is the APsystems Optimizer OPT700, to be exhibited for the first time in Europe. The unit is designed for large-scale solar […]

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Green Expo 2015 Mexico City, Mexico September 23-25 Booth #820 All Energy 2015 Mebourne, Australia October 7-8 Booth #1704 Solar Energy UK 2015 Brimingham, UK October 13-15 Booth #C30  

Pioneering residential PV system shows high performance in Beijing

Two years after it became one of Beijing’s first residential PV projects, an APsystems microinverter installation is showing high performance and great returns for its owner. Mr. Li, a resident of Beijing’s Haidian district, became a pioneer among China’s residential solar investors, adding a PV system to his home and then applying to connect to […]

Global solar technology leader APS rebrands as APsystems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JIAXING, CHINA – APS, a global leader in solar technology, is now APsystems. The brand refinement highlights the company’s commitment to powerful alternative energy solutions, and its evolution from a product-oriented portfolio to a whole-systems innovator. The phrase “Altenergy Power,” a nod to the company’s original legal name, will appear beneath APsystems […]

A letter to our solar partners: APS becomes APsystems

It’s been just six years since APS was a Silicon Valley startup – and how far we’ve come in that short time. Founded with the goal of bringing the most advanced microinverter technology to the solar PV market, we’ve passed one milestone after another en route to ranking no. 2 in global market share among […]

Celebrate with our USA team at SPI North America, Sept. 14-17

Innovation has a new name: APsystems. Celebrate our new brand and see APsystems advanced microinverter technology at Solar Power International North America, Sept. 14-17 in Anaheim, Calif. APsystems will have a high profile at this year’s convention, a preeminent event for solar energy professionals and the global solar industry. Ryan S. Simpson, APsystems senior director […]

Meet the APS team at Intersolar North America

Meet the APS team at Intersolar North America, July 14-16 in San Francisco. Visit us at booth no. 8732, and enter to win a free iPad. The drawing will be held during the convention, so come by and sign up for your chance to win. While you’re there, find out how APS leads the microinverter […]

APS has high profile at Intersolar Europe

APS presented its advanced microinverter technology at Intersolar Europe this week. As one of the most prestigious solar industry events worldwide, the conference and exposition attracts top manufacturers and vendors and leading technologies like APS Microinverters. The 2015 event, held this year in Munich, is one of Europe’s largest solar expositions and offers a good […]

APS YC1000 microinverter enters the Australia market

Solar power is widely used in Australia and many families have installed PV system on their roofs. APS is proud to be first among microinverter suppliers in the Australian market, providing the best and most economical products available. Our best seller, the YC500 dual-module unit, is already popular here. Now, the new YC1000 microinverter is […]

APS Microinverters good for the environment and the economy, China TV says

When producers for the television show Travel Around China asked how Jiaxing residents could “get rich,” the answer was solar. China energy policy encourages citizens to put PV systems on their homes, to earn government subsidies and sell the extra electricity back to the grid. That’s where the APS Microinverter comes in – as a […]

APS U.S.A. VP Barlock featured panelist at GTM Solar Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 Seattle: APS U.S.A. Senior Vice President Paul Barlock will be a featured panelist at the GTM Solar Summit, April 14-16 in Phoenix. Barlock will appear in a panel discussion on “Dynamics in the Distributed PV Inverter Market,” beginning at 2:15 p.m. April 15. The panel will be moderated by […]

APS Microinverter technology featured at Dargaville, NZ, solar show

APS partner MPower exhibited the APS YC500 and YC1000 microinverters at the popular Dargaville, New Zealand, solar show in late February. Designed for residential applications, the YC500 handles two PV modules independently, while the 3-phase, 4-module YC1000 is specially designed and built for commercial applications. The Dargaville event showcased APS Microinverters as mature solar technology, […]

APS, Glenn International announce partnership in Caribbean, Central America markets

APS Microinverters will be represented by Glenn International in the Caribbean and Central America regions, in a first-time partnership between the companies. The agreement extends APS’s product reach in the fast-growing Latin America solar market. Headquartered in Puerto Rico, Glenn International is a leading supplier of electrical, lighting and telecom equipment for the Caribbean and […]

YC1000-3-208 microinverter earns CEC certification

The new YC1000-3-208 microinverter from APS has earned CEC certification. The California Energy Commission listing is a key benchmark of solar product efficiency and quality, and qualifies equipment for use and financial incentives under the California Solar Initiative. The CEC standard is also recognized throughout the western U.S. solar market. The YC1000-3-208 microinverter earned a […]

APS America, Krannich Solar USA announce distribution partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2015 Industry-leading PV distributor Krannich Solar will offer APS microinverter products through its domestic channels, under a first-time agreement between the two companies.Krannich Solar USA maintains sales operations on both coasts, in New Jersey and California, and serves customers throughout the country. “We pride ourselves on carrying the very best […]

APS Microinverters meet CEC requirements of IEC 62109-1 and IEC 62109-2

APS Microinverters fully comply with new requirements for safety and quality that will go into effect in Australia in 2015. Module-level power electronics must be certified to meet IEC 62109-1 and IEC 62109-2 after July of this year, according to the Clean Energy Council of Australia and the SAA Approvals testing laboratories. APS Microinverter products have […]

World’s largest true 3-phase microinverter installation powered by APS YC1000

The groundbreaking YC1000 microinverter from APS will power a milestone true 3-phase installation going into service in China’s Zhejiang Province this week. More than 1.4 MW of the total 8.13 MW project will be generated using APS Microinverter technology – earning it distinction as the world’s largest true 3-phase microinverter installation. The project at the […]

APS Australian partner ZEN hits system monitoring milestone

APS partner ZEN Energy Systems of Australia recently passed a milestone 1,500 PV systems registered for EMA monitoring. The Energy Monitoring & Analysis software allows remote analysis of PV systems outfitted with APS Microinverters.Networked with the APS Communicator gateway, EMA relays the performance of individual PV modules to a database in real time. Performance analytics […]

APS Microinverters now offered by Albasolar, top-tier U.S and international wholesale distributor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2014 Leading international distributor Albasolar has added APS Microinverters to their select PV product line. The APS YC500 microinverter and related products are now available through Albasolar in the U.S., Spain and Portugal markets. Introduction of APS equipment to other European and Latin American solar markets through Albasolar channels will […]

What happened in Vegas … changed the game!

APS would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who met with us at our Solar Power International ’14 booth. The show was a tremendous success, all thanks to your generous interest and support. Our new YC1000 3-phase microinverter was a big hit throughout the show, and we established great new relationships with distributors that we’ll […]

UK is A-OK with APS

APS took its advanced microinverter technology to British Isles recently for the Solar UK conference in Birmingham. The event heralded APS ’ entry into the burgeoning European solar market. On display was the full product line, including our groundbreaking new YC1000 3-phase microinverter. More than 200 exhibitors were on hand for what is billed as the No. […]

APS YC1000 offers unprecedented features

The challenge: How to bring the advantages of microinverters to a commercial solar environment and be cost competitive in that market. The solution took more than three years of research and development, but now it’s here: the YC1000 microinverter from APS . The native 3-phase, 277/480 unit brings microinverters finally into the realm of large-scale commercial […]

New YC1000 microinverter from APS a groundbreaking 3-phase solution

Four modules. One microinverter. Do the math. APS is out in front of the commercial solar market with the YC1000, our native 3-phase/4-module, 277/480 microinverter Everyone agrees that commercial is the next great frontier in solar, the market segment with the greatest consumer need and the greatest potential for growth. The question has been, who would […]

APS now shipping new YC1000 microinverter, a groundbreaking 277/480, 3-phase unit for large-scale commercial applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2014 SEATTLE — APS, a global leader in solar microinverter technology, will showcase its new YC1000 microinverter for the domestic market at Solar Power International, Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas. The YC1000 is the industry’s first true 3-phase solar microinverter, handling 277/480 grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, ZigBee […]

APS showcases leading-edge tech in Mexico City

APS showed its global reach at the recent Green Expo in Mexico City. Our microinverter technology was prominently displayed at the Global Resources Environmental and Energy Network convention, and our products were very well received. APS Microinverters’ ability to conform to varying grid voltages makes our technology ideally suited to this emerging solar market. We’ve already made […]

APS launches YC1000, industry’s first 3 phase, 4 panel microinverter at SPI 2014

  APS will bring its groundbreaking new microinverter, the YC1000, to SPI in Las Vegas, Oct. 21-23. Be the first to see this 3-phase, 4-panel unit for large-scale commercial applications. We’ll be at booth #3124 with the YC1000 on display and ready to order. Our microinverters will also be featured by tenKsolar at their SPI […]

APS coming to Solar UK

APS will bring its leading-edge solar technology to Solar UK, Oct. 14-16 in Birmingham UK. The conference at the National Exhibition Centre is the No. 1 UK event for the solar industry. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand, with major presentations and displays on large-scale solar; business, financing and investment; practical installation solutions; and […]

See APS solar tech in Mexico City

APS is bringing our advanced microinverter technology to the Green Expo Exhibition & Congress, Sept. 24-26 in Mexico City. Now in its 22nd year this Global Resources Environmental & Energy Network event is a multinational forum that draws exhibitors and buyers from all sectors of the sustainable resources industry.

APS Introduces the New Installation App: ArrayApp

APS streamlines the solar microinverter installation process with the new ArrayApp, now available for Apple iOS devices. This mobile application allows APS-certified solar installers to complete the entire registration process while still at the job site. For use with all APS Microinverter products and systems. App Details: ·         Simple and efficient registration collection process, including the […]

APS America names Thomas Nelson new Vice President for Sales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2014 SEATTLE — APS America, a global leader in solar microinverter technology, has hired Thomas Nelson as vice president for sales. He will also work with technical services and international support as collateral duties. “Thomas brings to APS a depth of industry knowledge and technical expertise, and a long history in […]

YC500 earns UK G83 certification

The APS YC500 microinverter has earned UK G83 certification, allowing the unit to enter the UK solar market. The G83 requirements set standards for grid-tied power generation equipment in the UK. Certification comes as APS expands into the European market. The top-selling unit in the APS Microinverter line, the YC500 handles two PV modules per unit with dual […]

APS distributor Blue Frog Solar featured on local business journal

APS distributor Blue Frog Solar of Poulsbo, WA, and its Simple Solar program got some great press this week with an in-depth feature in the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal. The KPBJ gives a comprehensive look at the incentives that make Washington solar such a great deal — and Simple Solar, which makes it easier than ever […]

Sun & Wind Energy bullish on APS Microinverters

Microinverter technology is the future of solar, and APS Microinverters are in the vanguard of this trend. APS is among the companies surveyed in “Two Groundbreaking PV Technologies,” a feature article in a recent edition of Sun & Wind Energy magazine. The report on module-level power electronics – the catch-all category for microinverters and DC optimizers – […]

APS Microinverters coming to National Clean Energy Summit, Solar Power Mid-Atlantic in September

APS is bringing its microinverter solution to a pair of leading solar industry events in September, the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, and the Solar Power Mid-Atlantic convention in Atlantic City. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be keynote speaker at the National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4. The seventh […]

What does Washington’s largest planned solar community look like from the air?

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of Grow Community phase 1, the Village, and its remarkable concentration of energy-producing rooftops. Each residential system includes from 24 to 32 PV modules by itek Energy, with more than 400 APS Microinverters installed across the community. Grow Community homes are now producing 85-105 percent of their energy needs, eliminating residents’ power […]

APS Microinverters to be distributed by Empire Clean Energy Supply in the greater New York market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2014 SEATTLE — APS Microinverters will be distributed by Empire Clean Energy Supply, in a first-time partnership between the two companies. The agreement establishes APS ems Microinverter products in the Mid-Atlantic metropolitan market, where Empire is a major distributor of renewable energy products. Empire will carry the full line of APS Microinverter products, […]

Bland Solar & Air to install APS Microinverters in California’s Central Valley region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 SEATTLE — Leading California solar distributor Bland Solar & Air will carry APS Microinverters, under a new strategic partnership between the two companies. The agreement introduces APS Microinverter products to customers in California’s Central Valley, a dynamic market where solar adoption far outpaces other metropolitan areas nationwide. In adding the APS Microinverter […]

APS Microinverters now powering African safaris in Namibia

APS Microinverters are now in service on five continents. Our new YC1000 microinverter — the world’s first true 3-phase, 4-panel unit, soon to be released in the US — is a key component in a new solar installation at Ritter Safaris, a 40,000-acre working ranch in Namibia, southwest Africa. The installation includes 13 of our YC1000 […]

Happy Independence Day from APS America!

The APS America team would like to wish you a happy Independence Day. We don’t just wish it – we can guarantee it.  Independence from: Non-competitive pricing Outdated technology Unresponsive customer support “Nickel-and-diming” from hidden fees and add-ons We have heard your concerns about your past suppliers. When you choose APS Microinverter products, you know you’re getting […]

APS Microinverters are Solar Builder’s cover story for July/August edition

APS has reimagined the possibilities of the solar microinverter, and the national media are taking notice. Solar Builder magazine features APS Microinverters on the cover of their July/August edition with a lengthy feature story, “Rethinking Microinverters: APS America changes the game with microinverters that power multiple PV modules.” The cover story touts our advanced APS Microinverter technology and the […]

APS team touches down next at Intersolar North America, July 8-10 in San Francisco

Our whirlwind tour of the US continues! The APS team touches down next at Intersolar North America, July 8-10 in San Francisco.We’ll be sharing space in the Intersolar exhibition hall with our friends from Fortune Energy, booth 7445. See the APS product line and find out why distributors and installers nationwide are making the switch to APS Microinverters […]

APS coming to new markets across the US – join our distribution network

APS is coming to new markets throughout the United States as distributors turn to our advanced microinverter technology. APS offers relief from the pain that comes with other brands: the uncompetitive pricing, poor customer service, complex distribution, and “nickel and diming” that adds to system costs. APS is the smart, affordable alternative. Here’s what our customers are saying: […]

APS is coming to PV America

Boston, June 23-25 PV modules meet their perfect match in APS Microinverters. Now APS is bringing its leading-edge solar technology to PV America, the industry’s leading conference on photovoltaic module technology.APS is sponsoring the conference, to be held June 23-25 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We’ll be hosting a booth on the conference floor with a […]

APS Microinverters are the safe choice to meet NEC 2014 standards

New electrical safety standards for solar equipment are here, and APS Microinverters meet these tough new demands out of the box. Under the new National Electrical Code (NEC) 2014, PV system circuits must include a Rapid Shutdown function to cut off the flow of current in case of an emergency. The new standards protect system installers […]

APS Microinverters lead the industry in innovation, flexibility

APS Microinverters are the new choice for PV system designers and installers across the solar industry. Why? The tremendous advantages that APS Microinverters offer over traditional “string” units is no secret: optimized yield thanks to individual module output, monitoring and control (no more “shading” effects crippling a whole array); flexibility of system design, and ease of installation […]

2014 Trends: Solar Module-Level Power Electronics – Solar Power World

Product reliability distinguishes top microinverter brands, APS VP Michael Ludgate tells Solar Power World in a new article on MLPE trends. Read Micahel’s comments here.

Trends And Challenges Of Solar Inverters

Solar Power World asked APS VP Michael Ludgate to weigh in on the trends and challenges of solar inverter technology for the online magazine’s recent series. Read Michael’s insights here.  http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2014/05/trends-challenges-solar-inverters/

APS Microinverters featured in new 

Habitat for Humanity 32-home project

APS Microinverters are featured in a new 32-home affordable housing project by Habitat for Humanity. The Harris Court development in Port Orchard, Wash., will fulfill Habitat’s mission of providing safe, decent housing –- and a lower power bill as well. Thanks to Habitat’s partnership with local solar providers, the new homes will include a renewable power source […]

APS Microinverters to be distributed by Utilities Supply Corp. in Florida, Caribbean markets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2014 SEATTLE — APS Microinverter products will be distributed by Miami-based Utilities Supply Corp., under a first-time agreement between the two companies. The partnership establishes APS Microinverter products in the Florida and Caribbean markets, following recent distribution deals in Nevada and California. “By working with Utilities Supply Corp., APS enters the Caribbean market […]

Tomorrow’s leaders in technology visit APS America

Students from North Kitsap High School visited the APS America offices recently to find out more about our advanced solar microinverter technology. APS IT Director Dana Gosney showed the students our APS Microinverters in action at the demonstration and testing installation next to the building. The students represented NKHS’ two advanced engineering classes, Engineering II and […]

Letting the sun shine in: Habitat for Humanity neighborhood gets solar panels

Blue Frog Solar and Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to bring solar to 32 new homes in Port Orchard (using APS Microinverters, of course!), and we get great coverage in the Kitsap Sun newspaper. Read the whole story here.

APS Microinverters to be distributed by Sol-Up in Nevada market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2014 SEATTLE — APS  Microinverters will be distributed by Las Vegas-based Sol-Up USA, under a first-time agreement between the two companies. The partnership establishes APS Microinverter products in the Nevada market with one of the area’s top solar distributors and installers. “We’re very proud to be partnering with a company of […]

APS America adds Andy Weber to technical support team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2014 SEATTLE — APS America has added Andy Weber to its team as Technical Support Engineer. Weber has extensive experience as a solar installer, with more than 50 installations in the Colorado market to his credit. He has also worked as a financial analyst in the solar industry, and holds a […]

Microinverter tech shines bright, APS VP Ludgate tells Solar Power World

APS VP Michael Ludgate sees a bright future for microinverters in a new column at Solar Power World online. “Microinverters have only scratched the surface of their potential, as focused research and development across the industry pushes this technology even farther forward,” Michael says. Read the whole column at solarpowerworldonline.com. THANK YOU to Solar Power World […]

Do We Need Solar Inverter Reliability Standards? Here’s What Manufacturers Think

APS VP Michael Ludgate is among the industry elite invited to weigh in on solar equipment reliability standards at Solar Power World online: Do We Need Solar Inverter Reliability Standards? Here’s What Manufacturers Think “It is common practice in telecommunication and military power equipment to meet certain predictions on product life and reliability, better known as […]

Serial solar entrepreneur

APS America CEO Kelly Samson is featured in the latest issue of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal for his leadership in the solar industry. Thanks to the Journal and writer Rodika Tollefson for the great coverage of APS and our solar future! Click here to read the article

APS VP Ludgate a notable hire, Greentech Media says

APS America’s new VP for Business Development Michael Ludgate is among solar industry’s notable hires, says Greentech Media:“Microinverter maker .APS America has hired Michael Ludgate as VP of business development. Ludgate was previously Sr. Director of Sales and Marketing for Sharp’s Solar Energy Solutions Group and Kyocera Solar.”Read the article here: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Green-Jobs-Executive-Moves-at-Enbala-Utilidata-Power-Analytics-Solar-Mo

Meet the APS Team at GTM SOLAR SUMMIT, April 14-16 In Phoenix

APsystems is bringing its advanced microinverter technology to the 2014 Greentech Media Solar Summit, April 14-16 in Phoenix.Paul Barlock, APsystems U.S.A. Senior VP, and Michael Ludgate, VP for Business Development, will promote the APsystems line at the annual conference sponsored by the Greentech Media. This year’s event is being held at the Wigwam Resort in […]

YC1000 earns Australian SAA certification

The new YC1000 microinverter from APS has earned Australian SAA certification for electrical safety. The 3-phase, 4-panel YC1000 microinverter, designed for large-scale commercial applications, solidifies APS’ strong position in the Australian solar market.

Congressman Derek Kilmer Visits APS America

U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer visited the APS America offices near Seattle recently. Kilmer, who represents Washington’s 6th Congressional District, saw firsthand the assembly and testing of APS Microinverters as they were readied for shipment around the country. Kilmer and APS America CEO Kelly Samson discussed Washington state’s thriving solar industry and solar energy opportunities nationally. Thank you […]

APS Microinverters power new net-zero neighborhood

APS Microinverters are highlighted in a great Solar Power World feature on the Grow Community development on Bainbridge Island, Wash. Read ‘Welcome to the Net-Zero Neighborhood’ to find out why the developers chose APS Microinverters for the largest planned solar community in Washington. Thank you, Solar Power World! http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2014/03/installation-notes-welcome-net-zero-neighborhood/  

APS Microinverters to be distributed by Fortune Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2014 SEATTLE — APS America and Fortune Energy have reached a first-time agreement by which the California-based Fortune will distribute APS Microinverter products in the US. Fortune Energy will add APS to their current Top-Tier portfolio of wholesale solar modules, inverters and racking supplies, effective immediately. “We are pleased to form this partnership […]

Tim Bailey of Blue Frog Solar/APS America to speak at Solar Washington on March 10

Tim Bailey of Blue Frog Solar and APS America will discuss solar microinverter technology at the March 10 general meeting of Solar Washington. Tim will join a panel of local solar manufacturers reviewing the history and future of solar inverter technology in Washington State. Tim is a co-founder of Blue Frog Solar and an executive […]

APS ’ innovative Microinverters nominated for Solar Power World’s 2014 Leadership in Solar awards

APS ’ innovative Microinverters have been nominated for Solar Power World’s prestigious 2014 Leadership in Solar awards — VOTE for APS Today! http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/leadership-companies/apsystems-america/

APS Microinverters Make Solar Power World’s TOP 100 in 2013

In advance of its Q1 2014 rollout, the groundbreaking APS YC1000-3 microinverter was recognized by Solar Power World among its Top 100 Solar Products of 2013 in the magazine’s year-end edition. The YC1000-3 is the world’s first 3-phase, 4-panel microinverter for large-scale commercial solar installations – advanced technology designed in the USA and available only from […]

APS America names Michael Ludgate 
new Vice President for Business Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE — APS America, a global leader in solar micro inverter technology, has hired Michael Ludgate as Vice President for Business Development. “We’re gratified to attract someone of Michael’s caliber,” said Kelly Samson, APS America CEO. “Michael knows the solar market, and he’s well known in the industry. He’ll be a dynamic […]

MEET THE APS TEAM AT SOLAR POWER COLORADO, FEB. 24-26

APS is bringing its advanced microinverter technology to the 2014 Solar Power Colorado conference, Feb. 24-26.Paul Barlock, APS America Senior VP, and Michael Ludgate, VP for Business Development, will present the APS product line to installers and distributors at the annual conference sponsored by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. This year’s event is being held at the […]

APS announces product recognition and promotion of exec to Sr. VP – Kitsap Business Journal

February 13, 2014 @ 12:05amIn advance of the first-quarter 2014 rollout of a new solar energy microinverter by APS , the manufacturer’s YC1000-3 microinverter was recognized by Solar Power World magazine on its Top 100 Solar Products of 2013. The YC1000-3 is the world’s first three-phase, four-panel microinverter for large-scale commercial solar installations. The new product is […]

Grow Community Solar Install

Grow Community on Bainbridge Island is the largest planned, solar-ready neighborhood in Washington state. With an array of APS Microinverters and Itek PV panels planned on over 50 neighborhood roofs, each producing up to 7,680 watts of power per residential system. The solar on each Grow Community home will save between 2.5 and 3 tons of […]

Legislative Visit to APS Headquarters

Washington State Sen. Christine Rolfes toured the APS America headquarters recently, joined by Jessie Turner, legislative assistant to state Rep. Drew Hansen. Rolfes (center) and Turner (third from left) saw firsthand the APS assembly and testing operations, learned more about our innovative technology, and celebrated the propulsive growth of the local solar industry. Thank you to Sen. […]

TOASTING A GREAT 2013

Season’s greetings and a year-end Thank You to our many solar partners for APS America’s outstanding success in 2013. Just a few of the year’s many highlights: Sales of our APS  Microinverter line are up 500 percent year over year With significant new distribution partnerships, we made inroads to expansive markets across the US including […]

APS OG250 Off-Grid Microinverter

At Solar Power International 2013 we fielded many inquiries about our off-grid solar solution, the OG250 Microinverter. Connect this unit to any 60- or 72-cell PV module and enjoy 120V AC power whenever the sun is shining. The OG250 is perfect for use on sailboats and RV’s, and a good solution for emergency conditions.

Everett Community College – PUD, For Your Home

This installation stands out as the largest ever to receive Planet Power funding. It’s a 19.2 kilowatt, 80-panel array that will likely help the college’s new health sciences building earn gold certification under Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards.The three-story, 72,000-square-foot building is home to EvCC’s nursing, medical assisting and phlebotomy programs, as […]

Incentives are driving growth of solar energy — and of Poulsbo business – North Kitsap Herald

by RICHARD WALKER,  North Kitsap Herald Editor posted Nov 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM— updated Nov 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM POULSBO — There are several incentives for Washingtonians to go solar. Residential and commercial property owners with a “Made in Washington” solar array may be eligible for a check up to $5,000 per year for the […]

APS America says Thank You for our success at SPI 2013

A big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our APS America booth at the recent Solar Power International conference in Chicago. We enjoyed meeting so many colleagues from around the solar industry, and we established significant new supply relationships with installers and customers. Again: Thanks for stopping by! We are grateful for your strong interest in […]

itekenergy in the news

APS America’s manufacturing partner itekenergy is profiled in the Bellingham (Wash.) Business Journal’s November issue. itek is Washington state’s leading producer of PV panels and a real success story for solar manufacturing. Read the story here.

APS at SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL – October 21-24

APS technology will be on display at  Solar Power International in Chicago October 21-24 at booth #318. Come see our products and meet the APS team! 

3-PHASE YC1000 – COMING SOON

It’s almost here, and only from APS– the world’s first true 3-phase microinverter: Output ranging from 208v up to 480v Works with 3 or 4 PV modules per unit Programmable up to 480v Up to 13 units in a string (52 modules) See the groundbreaking YC1000 at Solar Power International, Booth 318, Oct. 21-24 in […]

A Bright Energy Future – Solar and its growth in Washington State

AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MEDIAPLANET TO THE SEATTLE TIMES October 1st, 2013 Washington home and business owners are “going solar” in record numbers and our local industry is powering the boom. Considered these facts: Installation of solar energy systems in Washington homes and businesses is nearly doubling every year. Solar panel manufacturing output in our […]

Adon Solar – the largest APS America customer in Hawaii

Adon Solar has become the largest APS America customer in Hawaii. Using our YC500A-H microinverters for residential lease programs, they are the first to take full advantage of the impressive features of this product.

APS America sends out first container shipment of YC500A-H inverters to Hawaii

APS America has added Hawaii to its list of regional deployment for the YC500A-H microinverters. First shipments started going to Hawaii in December 2012 and have been ramping up since then. APS America sent out its first container load of YC500A-H microinverters to Hawaii today. New customers are largely developers who recognize the value of the dual […]

APS will be showing at this year’s International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition in Beijing

APS continues to show its leadership in the solar market at the 4th annual International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition, running February 23rd-25th. APS will be focusing on the very latest in microinverter systems innovations. APS can be found at booth numbers 3155 & 3156

APS Microinverter is UL approved

The APS Microinverter YC200-NA received the American UL certificate on December 8th, 2011.  Having already received the CQC, TUV and SAA certificates, this latest international recognition marks an important milestone approving the APS Microinverter for the North American solar power market.

APS CEO Zhi-Min Ling attends the “Modern PV” awards ceremony

In November 2011, selection of the top ten solar inverter suppliers was kicked off by “Modern PV” magazine. APS won a place among the “2011 Top Ten Inverter Suppliers.” On November 28, APS CEO Zhi-Min Ling attended the awards ceremony with other industry leaders. He stated that this award recognizes APS’ continued microinverter innovation and development within […]

APS establishes “100 Schools Solar Roof Program”

Recently, APS established the “100 Schools Solar Roof Program” in Jiaxing, installing PV systems with APS Microinverters on Jiaxing’s Shiyan primary school and Jiaxing’s San Shui Wan primary school. Because APS Microinverters were used, the PV system was quickly and easily installed, and the installation did not disrupt classes. The system emits no high-voltage DC electricity, guaranteeing the […]

APS launches its second-generation microinverter

APS ’ newest microinverter, model YC-250, will have peak efficiency of up to 95.5%, a minimum operating voltage of 16V, a maximum operating voltage of 55V, increased energy gain, and be more widely applicable. The YC-250 is 40% smaller and 40% lighter than APS ‘soriginal microinverter.The newest Energy Control Unit, ECU-3, will host a local connection, […]

APS Microinverters enter Australian market

The APS  Australia office was recently opened. Responsible for the sales and marketing of APS products to the Australia market, the office will also provide technical support to local customers. APS has installed three microinverter PV systems in Australia, which has created local interest in APS’s product. APS intends to ship the first 1,000 microinverters to Australia by […]

APS exhibits at Intersolar Europe Conference 2011

APS exhibited its sophisticated solar products, including the APS Microinverter YC200-EU, at the Intersolar Europe Conference in Munich. This show laid the foundation for APS to more effectively service the European PV market.

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