APsystems to Launch QS1 Four-Module 1200W Microinverter at Solar Power International, USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, Wa.; ROTTERDAM, Netherlands; JIAXING, China – August 27, 2018 – APsystems will unveil the QS1, a four-module, single phase microinverter for residential applications at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim, CA. A new design for APsystems, the QS1 offers 75% faster installation time, while offering the highest peak output power and up to 3X faster transmission speed than conventional microinverters. A wider MPPT voltage range will result in a greater energy harvest for homeowners.

The first of its kind, the QS1 is designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels, offer enhanced capability and significantly reduce installation time and costs while providing an unprecedented level of power with four independent MPPT per channel. Common AC trunk cabling with the dual-module YC600, offers flexible mix-and-match compatibility on the same circuit and with the same gateway (ECU-R or ECU-C).

The unit also builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, offering reduced logistics costs and integrated communication and connection features.

The new microinverter will debut at the APsystems booth #2838 September 25-27 at SPI, USA.

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APsystems Congratulates “Best Installers in Canada” Winners Awarded at Solar Canada 2018

APsystems congratulates the winners of its “Best Installers in Canada” award held at Solar Canada 2018 June 20-21, the country’s largest PV convention where APsystems also exhibited its latest groundbreaking microinverter and MLPE technology.

APsystems was also proud to honor our Canadian solar partners with the “Diamond Distributor” and “Golden Distributor” awards at the show. Polaron Solartech was honored as “APsystems Diamond Distributor”, and National Solar Distributors and HES PV were honored as “APsystems Golden Distributor.” Their efforts have helped make APsystems a global leader in solar and we are proud to partner with them to offer outstanding solar solutions to customers throughout Canada.

APsystems also extends a heartfelt thanks to all who visited our fantastic distributors’ booths during the event. It was a very successful exhibition and an ideal platform for PV companies to share their solutions and ideas.

To contact any of our great partners in Canada, simply visit: https://canada.apsystems.com/home/partners/

Join APsystems at Solar Canada 2018!

APsystems to award winners of the “Best Installers in Canada” contest.

APsystems, a global leader in solar microinverter and MLPE technology, will be exhibiting at Solar Canada, the country’s largest PV convention, in Calgary June 20-21. Come by and check out the latest and greatest APsystems products at any one of our five fantastic distribution partners who will be there in force.

APsystems’ “Best Installers in Canada” contest was launched in May and has since received a great deal of interest and attention. To discover who has been nominated and chosen to receive the “Best Installers in Canada” award, all are invited to join us in congratulating the winners at an award ceremony on June 21st from 9:30-10:00 a.m. at the Solar Canada show.

Date: 20-21 June
Venue: BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory

APsystems’ Distributors:
Polaron Solar: Booth #513
National Solar Distributors: Booth #111
HES PV: Booth #519
Amray: Booth #619
Frankensolar: Booth #323

We look forward to seeing you all at Solar Canada 2018!

Powered by APsystems microinverters, the largest solar array in Manitoba goes live

The largest solar array in Manitoba, Canada, goes live this month, powered by APsystems microinverters.

The ambitious 200.2 kW ground-mount array will provide 100 percent of the power needs for the Crescent Beach Cottages, a waterfront vacation resort on scenic West Hawk Lake in the Whiteshell Provincial Park.

Installer Evolve Green of Manitoba and the resort owners chose APsystems YC500A dual-module microinverters for their high production and the integrated Energy Monitoring & Analysis system. The APsystems EMA allows real-time monitoring of individual modules in the array to ensure optimal production at all times.

The resort’s rocky, forested terrain posed a challenge for installation – system designers had little room to work with – but creative placement put the topography to advantage. Installers mounted the second row of modules on a rocky tier some 8 feet above grade, allowing the two racks of modules to be placed closer together and conserve space.

The two-rack ground-mount system includes 308 modules and 154 APsystems microinverter units per rack — more than 600 modules and 300 microinverters total — provided through Canadian solar equipment dealer National Solar Distributors.

In addition to achieving “net zero” energy use for the resort, the owners will recover 30 percent of their investment through a rebate program by regional utility Manitoba Hydro.

See a video of the Crescent Beach Cottages array here.

APsystems Announces “Best Installers in Canada” Contest

Get nominated and be in to win a free YC600 microinverter system

APsystems is proud of its hard-working installers who use and promote APsystems’ advanced microinverter technology in solar markets all across Canada. This is your time to shine in solar.

As an APsystems installer, this is your chance to win a free YC600 microinverter system, the world’s most advanced solar microinverter, complete with ECU-R gateway and recently launched in the Canada market.

APsystems invites distributors and solar customers to nominate their solar installation professionals or, if you are a professional solar installer, nominate yourself to be listed among APsystems’ Best Installers in Canada.

We’ll announce the winners and awards, potentially highlighting your company at your APsystems distributors’ booth during Solar Canada 2018 in June.

APsystems is committed to helping you grow your solar business even as we grow ours, so this is a cross-promotion opportunity you’ll definitely want to take advantage of.

If you’re a professional solar installer, please contact your APsystems distributor by May 20th 2018 to nominate yourself.

If you have any questions about the Best Installers in Canada contest, please contact us at info.canada@apsystems.com.

Thank you for your partnership and support of APsystems and our world-class solar products. We look forward to hearing from you!

– The APsystems team

APsystems EMA mobile app now features module-level monitoring

Hand-Phone-EMA-module-monitoringAPsystems now offers the same, widely popular module-level monitoring features from its online EMA portal in its convenient mobile app. The EMA app displays solar array power production by day and month, as well as current panel-by-panel performance.

The app also features a date selection tool which displays module-level performance on a specific date and time for even more in-depth monitoring.

In module view, users can select a specific module to view details, view a time-lapse or scrub through the timeline with their finger, and pinch the screen to zoom in or out.

These new EMA app features offer solar system owners even more ways to monitor their system performance, troubleshoot issues and even showcase their energy independence to their friends! Find out more about APsystems mobile apps here.

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Lowen home and organic family farm, Coldstream, British Columbia

Helmi and Kornelius Lowen of Coldstream, British Columbia, wanted to eliminate their power bill – or better yet, start getting a check from the power company under the local net-metering program. Working with a leading Canadian installer Got Solar?, they were able to populate three slopes of their farmhouse roof with solar panels powered by APsystems microinverters.

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The output from the solar array should come very close to achieving “net-zero” and maybe even “net-positive,” creating more power than the Lowen home and farm consume in a year. The grid-tied array was so ambitious, local power provider BC Hydro came out and upgraded the transformer and replaced the pole – at no charge to the Lowens.

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Add it up, and the Lowens earn distinction as Canada’s first 100-percent solar organic farm.

“What makes this project so special, is that even before we installed the solar system, the Lowens in essence already used solar power to create the majority of their profits,” said Chris Palmer of Got Solar? “The fruits, vegetables and other produce grown by this organic farm are all powered by the sun.”

The 3.7-acre family farm in Canada’s rich Okanagan valley raises tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, strawberries, spinach, lettuce, potatoes, beans, peas, beats, corn, squash, zucchini, and in one recent year, some 27,000 heads of garlic.

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“Just about anything you need in a kitchen, it’s right here,” Helmi Lowen told Okanagan Seniors in a video feature. “I get bored very quickly and so does Kornelius, so we enjoy doing the gardening.”

Perhaps more impressive: the Lowens, now in their late 70s and mid-80s, respectively, still work the farm largely on their own.

By helping the Lowens create enough power for both home and farm, Got Solar? and APsystems microinverters helped the couple complete the last link in their quest for self-sustainability. And they still plan to upgrade to an electric car.

Launched in 2015, Got Solar? provides grid-tied and off-grid solar energy systems in Kelowna, B.C., and surrounding areas for residential and commercial clients. They are also the only solar company in the Okanagan that caters to DIY installers.

For the Coldstream Corner project, Got Solar? selected APsystems YC500 dual-module microinverters to support 93, 315-watt modules by Canadian Solar, all but two being 72-cell units. Two 60-cell modules were required due to space constraints around a chimney.

Palmer cited the flexibility of APsystems microinverters that allowed system designers to handle the different module sizes seamlessly. That promises forward-compatibility through the life of the array, he said.

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“Should a solar module ever be damaged or fail in the next 30 years, APsystems has essentially ‘future proofed’ their product by making it so widely compatible through its wide-ranging input capabilities,” Palmer says. “No longer do you have to try and find vintage matching panels, rather, you replace with whatever is currently in use and in inventory.

“Thank you, APsystems, for allowing our crews to have shorter installation times, higher productivity, and ease-of-installation that has no equal.”

Like APsystems microinverters, the Lowens are proud examples of industry and productivity over the long haul.

“A lot of seniors come here and say, ‘I couldn’t do what you’re doing,’ and I don’t believe that,” Helmi Lowen told Okanagan Seniors. “A lot of people could do it. They don’t have to do it, but they could do it. They say no to big gardens, but they could start small in their own backyard or even in their apartment. There’s always a plot there for seniors to go and get their hands dirty.

“If you say you can’t, you can’t. But if you say you can, you can.”
Location: Okanagan, British Columbia
Capacity: 29kW
Installer: Got Solar?, B.C., Canada
Modules: Canadian Solar 315W, 72-cell and 60-cell monocrystalline
Number of modules: 93
Microinverters: APsystems YC500 dual module
No. of microinverters: 47

APsystems joins Sunnova Approved Vendor List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, Washington – January 30, 2018 – APsystems joined the approved vendor list for Sunnova, a leading U.S. residential solar and energy storage service provider.

The agreement brings APsystems advanced microinverter technology to Sunnova’s portfolio of top-tier, consumer-friendly solar services. Sunnova offers an array of solar lease, lease-to-own, and power-purchase options for customers all across the United States.

 

“Sunnova has earned a strong reputation for easy, no-nonsense solar packages for consumers,” said Jason Higginson, Senior Director of Marketing for APsystems USA. “We’re glad to bring our solar microinverter technology to their platform, to help more homeowners nationwide enjoy energy self-sufficiency and savings.”

“Our goal is to offer our customers a brilliant choice for energizing their lives,” said John Santo Salvo, SVP of Channel Operations and Chief Procurement Officer at Sunnova. “We believe APsystems’ advanced microinverter offering is an ideal addition to our customer-empowering portfolio of solar solutions.”

APsystems is listed on Sunnova’s 2018 Approved Vendor List and is now an option in their system solution platform.

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About Sunnova
Sunnova is a leading U.S. residential solar and storage service provider whose mission is to help power solar, savings, reliability and most importantly, life, forward. Offering various rooftop solar system solutions, Sunnova provides its customers with the opportunity to customize their own systems. Sunnova isn’t simply a solar company, but a power provider that offers people a brilliant choice for energizing their lives. For more information, visit www.sunnova.com.

 

 

See APsystems at Solar Canada 2017 on December 4-5!

Solar Canada, Canada’s largest PV convention, comes to Toronto Dec. 4-5.

Three of APsystems distribution partners will be there in force. Stop by and check out the latest and greatest products from APsystems.

Polaron Solar Booth#:214
National Solar Distributors Booth#:718
HES PV Booth#:316

APsystems serves over 80 countries around the globe and offers solar installers and their customers a new power paradigm with a proven architecture that increases solar harvest and ensures maximum output for residential and commercial solar arrays.

Date: 4-5 December
Venue: Toronto Metro Convention Centre

We look forward to seeing you all at Solar Canada 2017!