May / 29 / 2014
APS is coming to PV America in 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 line of APS products on display.

We look forward to meeting you at the PV America conference. Come by our booth #359 or email today and tell us you'll be there too.
APS microinverters to be distributed by Utilities Supply Corp. in Florida, Caribbean markets
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 with products that meet the challenging environmental conditions there," said Paul Barlock, Senior Vice President for APS America. "The innovative and highly reliable APS products are a great fit for Utilities Supply and its customers."

Utilities Supply Corp. executives praised the unique, chip-based architecture of APS microinverters that allows each unit to be easily programmed to suit any power grid profile. The Caribbean island grid includes a number of different technical standards, including British, Dutch, German, French and American, making inverter compatibility a key challenge for solar installers. Because they meet these varied technical demands, Utilities Supply will use and distribute APS microinverters exclusively.

"With APS we can program inverter to grid spec, not grid to inverter," said Mario Fajardo, managing member for Utilities Supply Corp. "That's a huge advantage."

Utilities Supply has already deployed APS microinverters in two solar installations on the island of Aruba in the Dutch Antilles, including one for N.V. Elmar, the island's electrical provider. Five more APS-based installations are underway, three at a large hotel chain. Distribution of APS microinverter products is also beginning in Jamaica.

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 on every rooftop.

 "We're proud to work with Habitat for Humanity on this fantastic project," said Tim Bailey of Blue Frog Solar, the local distributor for APS microinverter products. "It's exciting to see our neighbors achieve the dream of home ownership, and including a solar component sets a standard we hope can be repeated again and again."

 Each residential system in the Harris Court project includes APS YC500 microinverters, along with 265-watt PV modules by itek energy, and Sunmodo racking. Installation is by Sunergy Systems of Seattle.

Kelly Samson, APS America president, said the company is honored to have its microinverter products included in a Habitat for Humanity project.

"These new homeowners are realizing a goal we all share, and we're very gratified to contribute to their success," he said.

Read the full story here.
Tomorrow's technology leaders see
APS microinverters in action  
Students from North Kitsap High School, in Poulsbo, Wash., 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 Advanced Technical Drawing, instructor Eric Nieland said. The students have spent three years in the program and are looking at pursuing further education in engineering-related fields.

"It is very eye-opening for them to see what happens in the real world," Nieland said. "As a group, they are starting to see the wide scope and broad influence our manufacturing community possesses. Everyone hears about Boeing and Microsoft, but not enough credit is given to the smaller, local ventures."

The students were impressed by the APS solar solution's ability to track PV module performance, and by the company's customer support system, Nieland said.

APS America would like to say a big THANK YOU to tomorrow's leaders, the technology students of North Kitsap High School, for their interest in our solar energy future and APS microinverter technology.
APS in the News
  • Solar Power World Online noted the new Simple Solar program launched in Washington state by APS distributor Blue Frog Solar. The program, designed to seamlessly bring solar technology to new residential construction, features APS microinverter products exclusively.  Read here. 
  • 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 here. 
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