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

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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, USA. 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.

APsystems announces Distribution Agreement with Solar Nederland in the Benelux and Nordic countries

A leading northern European sourcing and services company, Solar Nederland (NL) chooses APsystems innovative Microinverter solutions range to bring proven solar technologies to rooftop applications in the Netherlands

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Lyon, France & Alkmaar, the Netherlands– December 9, 2016 – APsystems, a recognized innovator in Module Level Power
Electronics (MLPE), leading the industry in solar microinverter technology, is partnering with Solar Nederland B.V., a strong northern European distributor in electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation technology, to offer, via a solid and growing installer network, innovative solar solutions to Dutch and later the Nordic households. Any family willing to improve energy efficiency in their home and save electricity bills through solar can now access affordable, reliable and safe all AC solar systems for their house. Solar Netherlands B.V., is part of the Danish Solar A / S Group.

Experts in purchasing and logistics, Solar NL streamline operational efficiency for their customers, working closely with their installation partners to optimize their daily business with tailored services, developing their skills to make sure they stand out from competition and build a more profitable and sustainable business.

“We are constantly looking for innovative products, services, digital solutions and business opportunities that can enhance productivity for our customers”. Says Bart Pieters, Sourcing Manager at Solar Nederland. “From this perpective, integrating APsystems‘ Microinverter solutions into our product portfolio, fits in perfectly with this dynamic. We want to offer the best technology available on the market that can not only address the current needs of our customers but also lead them to take a strong position in the emerging smart home revolution we all see accelerating in our sector”.

The APsystems microinverter solar solution combines highly efficient power conversion with a userfriendly monitoring interface to bring reliable, intelligent and clean energy. With over 250MW installed at the end of 2015, APsystems offers a proven power electronics architecture increasing solar harvest and ensuring maximum output for residential and commercial solar arrays. Offering the largest MLPE portfolio with the Dual YC500 single-phase series and Quad YC1000 three-phase series, an industry first. APsystems ranked no. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2014 and 2015 (source GTM and IHS).

“APsystems takes great pleasure in announcing the partnership between ourselves and Solar Nederland. As in many other European countries, people in the Netherlands and Scandinavia want to save energy, reduce their bills and do it through decentrally generated clean energy sources they own and control, such as Solar. This dynamic, supported by self-consumption and net-metering schemes, is opening up new opportunities for HVAC or electrical appliances to interoperate with advanced solar solutions in the house or any commercial building. With its longstanding expertise, extensive product and service offer, Solar NL is ideally positioned to propose the right solution to their customers and help them differentiate in this highly competitive environment”. Declares Olivier Jacques, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, APsystems EMEA.

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About Solar Nederland B.V. Solar Group is a leading European sourcing and services company, operating primarily within the electrical, heating and plumbing, and ventilation technology sectors. Our core business centers on product sourcing, value-adding services and optimization of our customers’ businesses. We believe in the power of yes and always strive to understand our customers’ unique and genuine needs in order to provide relevant, personal and value-adding services, turning our customers into winners.
Being a sourcing and services company, we focus on each individual customer. We work closely with them to offer tailored services that underpin their efforts to optimize daily processes, develop their skills and run more profitable businesses. Our quick and accurate delivery increases our customers’ productivity. We deliver the right products on time, exactly where the customers need them and the way they need them, because we have the best distribution system and the most dedicated employees

APsystems upgrades EMA monitoring website with more data and improved interface

SEATTLE, JIAXING, LYON– APsystems today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com.

The web-based platform, available for free on any connected devices, monitors and reports module-level energy production of solar arrays that utilize APsystems inverters and provides that information to homeowners and end users in a convenient and user-friendly format.ema-dashboard_view

The site also enables APsystems-registered solar installers and contractors to lower their maintenance costs by creating and managing their customers’ PV installations accounts remotely. Key features of the new EMA site include a more attractive design, a more engaging user experience with an enhanced system dashboard, system management tools and improved reporting functions.
The new EMA website is active and available now, the result of a seamless transition from the previous site to the new interface. The added functionality addresses the high demand for detailed data and enhanced capability in a more user-friendly experience for the growing and competitive solar industry.

“We are excited to re-launch our very popular EMA website.” said Wesley Tong, APsystems chief marketing officer.” The site already hosts tens of thousands of homeowners and end users all over the world who view their APsystems solar array performance online and through the APsystems EMA App. These new design improvements now give them an even more in-depth view of their system energy production, improved reporting and additional historical data in a clean, comprehensive and dynamic user interface.”

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Users can view their solar array performance using the same URL and log-in information as before at APsystemsEMA.com, through the APsystems EMA App or by visiting the APsystems website at APsystems.com and clicking “EMA Login” at the top right portion of the homepage.

 

This article is also available in French and Dutch.

APsystems launches all-in-one ArrayApp mobile solar installer tool

APsystems this week unveiled an all-new version of ArrayApp, its powerful installer mobile application.

ArrayApp is designed to streamline APsystems microinverter installations, letting installers complete the entire customer registration and microinverter array mapping process during or after the project installation.

New features include a highly intuitive graphical user interface, gateway connection and other enhancements.

The mobile app is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.

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“Time is money for solar installers, and ArrayApp saves both,” said Jason Higginson, senior director of marketing for APsystems USA. “The newly redesigned ArrayApp mobile app is a powerful all-in-one tool for installers, and will satisfy the need to get solar arrays online quickly and efficiently.”

ArrayApp is a key feature of the industry-leading APsystems solar solution, which integrates advanced multi-module microinverters, the powerful Energy Communication Unit (ECU) Wi-Fi gateway, and the user-friendly Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) online application.

ArrayApp streamlines an installation process that is already highly efficient and cost effective thanks to the APsystems microinverter line, which handle two or four modules per unit.

Using ArrayApp with their mobile device, the installer can quickly scan microinverter serial numbers and map the array for registration and system monitoring. The ArrayApp also has an ECU gateway sync feature which allows the installer to quickly and easily commission the gateway to ensure complete connectivity and performance before leaving the jobsite. The installer’s mobile device can also link by Bluetooth to a remote handheld scanner, if desired, for additional data input options.

APsystems ArrayApp is now available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play. See www.APsystems.com for complete technical information.

Olivier Jacques to lead APsystems Europe, Middle East and Africa operations

Olivier Jacques has joined APsystems as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in the APsystems branch in Lyon, France. The company also maintains a European office in Netherlands.

Jacques brings more than 20 years of experience in construction, industrial and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems, he served as Managing Director EMEA for Enphase Energy. There, he developed the microinverter market in Europe from scratch, achieving leading share positions in key European solar regions.

j“European, Middle Eastern and African solar market opportunities open up to APsystems with the addition of Olivier Jacques,” said Dr. Zhi-Min Ling, APsystems co-founder, CEO and president, global operations. “His solar industry leadership in these key territories is unmatched, and enhances our position as a global leader in renewable energy technologies.”

APsystems ranked no. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2014 (source: GTM Research, Smart and AC PV Modules 2015 – 2020).

“I am very excited to join APsystems in such a key development phase globally,” Jacques said. “The company is now increasing its presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and I am absolutely convinced that AP systems’ portfolio strategy will bring outstanding value to solar professionals in these regions, especially given the current energy management market trends dynamic.”

Jacques previously served as Managing Director for several international companies including Norgren (IMI group), a leading industrial automation and fluid control company, where he spurred growth despite an economic recession.

As Managing Director and HVAC-R Southern Europe Director at Danfoss Drives, he increased revenues, created sales channels, launched a new product platform and repositioned the company as a value-added solutions provider.

He has also held senior executive positions of Sales & Marketing and Managing Director at major companies ranging from WATTS Industries (fluid control and HVAC), Schlumberger (water, gas and thermal energy) and Samsung Electronics (launching of the HVAC business).

Since its founding in Silicon Valley in 2009, APsystems has become an industry leader through innovative solar products including dual-module microinverters and the first true 3-phase, four-module unit.