December / 11 / 2014
Western Nevada Supply adds APS microinverter line 

Regionally renowned equipment distributor Western Nevada Supply has added the APS microinverter line to its solar product offerings.


Known as "the Blue Team," Western Nevada marked 50 years of local family ownership in 2014, and serves customers throughout the Nevada and California markets with an extensive line of solar, HVAC, irrigation, plumbing and industrial supplies.


Paul Barlock, APS America senior vice president, said the industry-leading APS microinverter brand is proud to be distributed by a company with such a strong history of family ownership and business success.


"Western Nevada is a great company and a great partner for APS," Barlock said. "Given their geographic coverage, offering APS microinverters will give them a distinct competitive advantage in the Nevada solar market."


Recent major distribution deals have brought the APS line to the American Southwest, central California, mountain and mid-Atlantic solar markets.


Read the whole story on the new APS-Western Nevada Supply partnership here.


APS, Upsolar now offering turnkey home solar package

APS and PV technology leader Upsolar have teamed up to offer a turnkey solar package for residential customers.

The partnership unites advanced microinverter technology from APS and high-quality modules from Upsolar to maximize system output.

Financing is through Upsolar's 20-year Energy Freedom Loan, which delivers the advantages of system ownership while overcoming the primary barrier to adoption: high upfront cost.

"There is no safer or more rewarding solar investment on the market than our Energy Freedom Loan," said Stephane Dufrenne, president of Upsolar America. "We are taking an important step towards simplifying and lowering costs of system ownership for residential customers."

Upsolar will take care of all out-of-pocket expenses and dealer fees to get installation teams on the roof as quickly as possible.

Find out more about this turnkey solar package here  

APS microinverters power WA 'community solar' project   

APS dual-module microinverters power a prominent new "community solar" installation in Spokane, Wash.  


The ground-mount array sits in view of passing motorists on I-90, a prominent display of APS microinverter capability.


"It's producing extremely well," said John Francisco, chief of energy resources for Inland Power & Light, as he monitored the output of the new 30kW installation outside the utility's office. "We were fortunate to finish construction and energize the array during the span of several cloudless days so we could get a good feel for the performance of the array."


It's the first significant venture into solar for Inland Power, a member-owned utility serving about 39,000 residential and commercial customers in 13 counties in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Founded in 1937, it is the largest electric cooperative in Washington.


The full cost of the system was funded by participating utility members, who were given the chance to buy shares in the system and reap the financial benefits of solar investment.


The project is also a showcase for Washington's thriving solar industry. The installation includes 56 APS YC500-MIW microinverters distributed by Blue Frog Solar of Poulsbo, 112 PV modules by Itek Energy of Bellingham, and racking by SunModo of Vancouver, Wash.


Read the full story here.



VP Ludgate gives video tour of APS line  

APS VP Michael Ludgate offered a quick video tour of the company's microinverter line at Solar Power International '14 in Las Vegas recently. The display shows the APS product evolution as it increases in power, is optimized for the residential segment, and moves into commercial applications with the YC1000 3-phase unit.

SPI 14: APS Microinverter Connects to Two Solar Modules

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