September / 17 / 2014
APS America names Thomas Nelson
VP of Sales

APS America has named Thomas Nelson our new 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 the power electronics marketplace," said Paul Barlock, APS America senior vice president. "His addition to the senior sales staff will be a great asset to the growth of APS' share in the solar microinverter market."

Thomas comes to APS with over seven years in the solar industry. He most recently served as senior director of strategic accounts with UK microinverter firm Enecys, where he oversaw distribution and sales for North, Central and South America and Australia. He has also held sales directorships with SolarBridge, Uni-Solar and Ningbo Solar. His expertise includes solar microinverters and PV modules, utility grid equipment and wireless communication.

He previously worked in the telecommunications industry, including management positions with American Power Conversion, Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless.

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APS to sponsor Oregon Solar Energy Conference

APS is proud to sponsor the upcoming Oregon Solar Energy Conference, Sept. 24-25 in Portland.

Presented by the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, the event is the Northwest region's largest solar conference and will attract an array of professionals from all corners of the industry: manufacturing, installation, sales, project management and architecture, among other fields.

We'll have a display on the trade show floor Wednesday and Thursday, and be on hand for networking events throughout the conference.

Find out more about the APS solar solution and our advanced microinverter products while you're there. Email to set up a meeting with Paul Barlock from our sales team, or come by the booth and see the APS advantage.

¡Vamos a Mexico! 

APS is also bringing our advanced microinverter technology to the Green Expo Exhibition & Congress, Sept. 24-26 in Mexico City.

New VP for Sales Thomas Nelson will represent APS America at the Global Resources Environmental & Energy Network event, now in its 22nd year. The multinational forum draws exhibitors and buyers from all sectors of the sustainable resources industry.  

Email to set up a meeting during the conference.

 A signature APS microinverter installation is earning recognition in the national solar press. Grow Community on Bainbridge Island, WA, is one of six finalists for Solar Builder magazines's prestigious  2014 Project of the Year award.

Grow was nominated in the Roof-Mount installation category. The annual contest honors innovative applications of solar technology in residential and commercial settings.

Located just across Puget Sound from Seattle, Grow Community is already the largest planned solar community in Washington state. The urban development has been designed around the idea that homes should produce all the energy their residents would need (net-zero impact) while capturing the financial benefits that come with producing renewable energy.

The 112kW (and growing) solar component is powered by APS microinverters and PV modules by itek Energy of Bellingham, WA, with racking by SunModo.

The winning project will be featured on the cover of the next issue of Solar Builder magazine, and will be honored at a special ceremony at the Solar Power International convention in Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23.

Please take a moment to show your support for APS microinverters and cast a vote for our Grow Community installation here.

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