July / 23 / 2014
Bland Solar to install APS microinverters
in dynamic Fresno, Calif., market

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 line to their array of solar products, Bland Solar will no longer carry microinverter products by other brands.

"We are choosing APS as our microinverter because they are second to none in their functionality, efficiency and durability," said Ty Simpson, director of sales for Bland Solar & Air. "Their production specifications are becoming the benchmark of what a microinverter should be able to do and produce."

We're very excited to add Bland Solar to the APS family!

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 units linked to a 52-panel ground-mount array (Jinko 235W modules) for 12.2KW, 3-phase power output. The system supports activities in the Ritter family compound of residences and guest houses, kitchen and support facilities at this popular safari destination.

Owners Rolf and Marion Ritter and their family have owned, farmed and hunted the land for three generations, and offer a year-round safari and sightseeing experience to guests from around the world.

We're proud to bring the power of APS microinverter technology to the African continent and this excellent, family-run enterprise.
APS microinverters are Solar Builder's cover story for July/August edition

APS has redefined the possibilities of the solar microinverter, and the national media are taking notice.

Exhibit A: Solar Builder magazine features APS microinverters on the cover of their July/August edition with a fantastic story, "Rethinking Microinverters: APS America changes the game with microinverters that power multiple PV modules."

Solar Builder highlights our advanced APS microinverter technology and the real per-watt costs savings that come with our dual-module units.

"Our big leap forward was to be able to do a dual that is not twice as big as the single," APS CEO Kelly Samson tells Solar Builder. "There's a lot of dual use of parts inside that box. The box is 60 percent bigger than a single. That does a lot of magic things for you - makes the box smaller and lighter, makes it more efficient, less costly to manufacture, cheaper to ship and we have a significant price advantage over the competition."

Read the whole story here. Thanks to Solar Builder magazine and editor Kelly Pickerel for the tremendous coverage!
Another great success at Intersolar San Francisco; next up, National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas

Thank you to everyone who came by to meet us at the big Intersolar show in San Francisco recently. The event marked another great success as we carried the APS message of advanced, cost-effective solar microinverter technology to many new customers, and we have several exciting new partnerships to announce soon.

We'd also like to thank our friends at Fortune Energy for sharing booth space during the event. We're glad to partner with you!

We look forward to seeing you all at our next big trade event, the National Clean Energy Summit, Sept. 4 in Las Vegas. Watch for more details from APS soon!
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