April / 8 / 2015

APS America 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 MJ Shiao, director of solar research for GTM Research.


"This is an exciting time to be in solar, especially the fast-growing microinverter segment," Barlock said. "I look forward to sharing insights with the panel and audience, and discussing how microinverter technology has so dramatically changed the PV installation landscape."


APS will serve as exclusive Registration Sponsor throughout the Solar Summit event, which brings together key leaders from throughout the solar industry for market analysis and exchange.  


Click here for information on the GTM Solar Summit. 

APS YC1000 microinverters chosen for Seattle college installation    

APS YC1000 microinverters power a new PV array at a Seattle-area college, a clean-energy investment with a different sort of payback: solar-savvy graduates.


The Education Building at North Seattle College sports a new 7.4-kW PV system, its array perched atop a rotating armature that tracks the sun across the sky each day.  


Anthony Sarno, system designer for Artisan Electric of Seattle, selected APS YC1000 microinverters for their true 3-phase output. The APS units tied into the building's 480-V circuit without the need for step-up transformers, in an electrical room that would have been too small to accommodate a central "string" inverter.


"When I saw the 480 panel, the light bulb went on," Sarno said. "I saw potential savings by using the YC1000 microinverter, and there was an element of allure to having a cutting edge product in the mix."  


APS and its Washington state distributor, Blue Frog Solar, provided the YC1000 microinverters below cost as a donation to the college.


The array will provide a dynamic learning environment for students at area colleges studying PV system and high-performance building design.  


Read the whole story here.


APS, Krannich team up for microinverter installation training in CA     


APS and Krannich Solar are teaming up to offer training in microinverter installation and setup for California installers.


The Solar Innovations Day runs 8:30 to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Krannich location in Oceanside, Calif. Training with solar products by other vendors will also be included.


Earn NABCEP credits for completing the course, and get the $20 registration fee back on your next order from Krannich.


To sign up for the unique and informational Solar Innovations Day training event, click here. Email for more information.


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