APsystems at the JF4S 9th PV Briefing and Networking @ Intersolar Europe

APsystems  participated in the 9th ‘PV Briefing & Networking Forum Europe’ on Thursday, 1 June 2017 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am at Intersolar Europe in Munich, Hall 4 Booth A4.530 in the Innovation and Application Forum.

In addition to a lively exchange of ideas and knowledge, the programme offered outstanding networking opportunities with more than 200 like-minded experts from the international solar and energy storage industry.

Olivier Jacques, APsystems’ Executive Vice President, has been a featured speaker at the panel discussion entitled Future Paths for the European Solar Business – Winning Strategies to Compete in the Market of Tomorrow,  part of the conference.

For more information on the Joint Forces for Solar 9th PV Briefing & Networking Forum Europe, click here.

 

Olivier Jacques named APsystems Executive Vice President of USA & EMEA

Extract from PES Solar website, May 10th, 2017. 

SEATTLE, Wa., and LYON, France – May 10 2017— APsystems, the global leader in advanced microinverter technology for the solar PV industry, today announced Olivier Jacques has been named Executive Vice President, USA & EMEA. Jacques is based in Lyon, France and most recently served as APsystems Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  He will report to Dr. Zhi-Min Ling, Co-founder, President & CEO of APsystems worldwide.

 

“APsystems globalization and scale have increased dramatically under Olivier Jacques’ leadership,” said Dr. Ling. “His appointment to EVP of USA and EMEA opens up new horizons for product portfolio development, go-to-market strategies, and the MLPE innovation for which APsystems is known worldwide.”

Jacques will be a featured speaker at the upcoming GTM Solar Summit, May 16-18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He will appear at the forum “Residential Inverters – Differentiating in a Maturing Market,” at 2 p.m. May 17. See www.greentechmedia.com for information.

“I am delighted to lead APsystems’ next stage of growth across USA and EMEA, two of the most developed PV regions in the world,” Jacques said. “Synergies are becoming more and more evident as the fast-growing PV industry is maturing. We are observing convergence today with tomorrow’s winning business models, system sophistication and customer expectations. In this context, I believe APsystems is now ideally positioned within this dynamic.”

Read the full article on PES (Power Energy Solutions) Solar website  here 

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Largest Bifacial solar PV plant in Europe has started construction in the Netherlands

Extract from PES Solar website, March 20th, 2017.

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Tempress Systems B.V., part of the Amtech Group started the construction of  Europe’s largest bifacial PV solar plant of close to 400 kilowatt-peak (kWp) capacity in the Netherlands, using n-type PANDA Bifacial modules manufactured by China-based
Yingli Solar and YC1000 native 3-phase microinverters  from APsystems. The plant is located next to the headquarters of Tempress in Vaassen in the Netherlands and is due for completion in Q2 this year.

In contrast to standard monofacial modules, PANDA Bifacial modules generate electricity from both sides. As the rear side makes use of the reflected light from the surroundings and of diffuse light, the modules can yield up to 30% more energy, depending on the circumstances. It is expected that the annual energy production of the bifacial PV plant will exceed 400 MWh.

 

Read the full article on PES (Power Energy Solutions) Solar website  here 

APsystems announces major sponsorship of Extend The Day

APsystems, the global leader in advanced microinverter technology for the solar PV industry, today announced its commitment to Extend the Day, a charity organization which gives solar reading lights to school children in disadvantaged countries with no access to electricity.

APsystems will donate $1 to the nonprofit for every microinverter purchased up to the amount of the charity’s 2017 administrative expenses for its Lights for Learning program.

“APsystems is proud to partner with Extend the Day to bring light to these children’s lives.” said Dr. Zhi-min Ling, APsystems Global President & CEO. “We firmly believe in what Extend the Day is doing around the world and are committed to helping them continue to achieve measurable results with their Lights for Learning program.

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“This foundation commitment by APsystems is extraordinary,” said Extend the Day Executive Director Jo Lonseth. “It allows us to focus on expanding our reach and building on the successful projects we already have in Kenya, Nepal and Myanmar.  Success in life for children living in disadvantaged communities often comes down to whether or not they can continue their middle school education. These solar powered lights cost nothing to operate and make it possible for school children to do homework after dark, improve their grades, and stay in school.”

APsystems first learned about the impressive work that Extend the Day is doing when the non-profit asked APsystems for help in designing a more reliable, lightweight, and inexpensive solar powered light. As a world leader in the development of innovative solar power electronic solutions, APsystems was the right choice and eagerly worked with Extend the Day to develop the ideal solution.

For more information on Extend the Day:  extendtheday.org

Come and meet the APsystems team on stand 6F48 at the Bepositive show in Lyon, 8th-10th March 2017

Bringing together over 500 exhibitors and 30000 professional visitors working in renewable energies, sustainable buildings and technologies, Bepositive has become a real meeting place  for exchanges between solar installers, manufacturers, specifiers and more.

Bepositive is held every other year and is based  in Lyon, France, a dynamic economic region open to national and international business and where APsystems inaugurated its new EMEA office in 2016. Our APsystems European team is therefore delighted to welcome you on our stand, 6F48  where we will be showcasing our best seller duo YC500i microinverters, ideal to address the self-consumption dynamic in residential, as well as our YC1000, the 1st three-phase native microinverter connecting up to 4 PV modules.

 

 

 

Come & visit us to talk with our team and get the latest information on our product portfolio including new powerful innovations for 2017 that will be unveiled at the show.

 

Date: 8th-10th March 2017

Booth# : 6F48

Venue : Eurexpo exhibition center, Lyon, France

Bombard Renewable Energy, US Nevada, gets awarded over 500kWp of commercial solar projects with APsystems YC1000 microinverters

When the state of Nevada established a pilot program to bring solar power to marginalized communities, Bombard Renewable Energy delivered.The Las Vegas based Solar PV contractor completed a string of projects for prominent area nonprofit agencies, putting the power of solar to work for citizens and agencies not often served by renewable PV resources.“Nonprofit organizations are an overlooked segment of the commercial solar market, but that’s changing thanks to solar installation leaders like Bombard,” said Jason Higginson, senior director of marketing for APsystems USA. “We’re proud to see our microinverter products supporting the good work of so many worthy nonprofit agencies.”Bombard Renewable Energy is honored for a quintet of service-sector projects in the Las Vegas area, including:

  • HELP of Southern NevadaAn 81kW mix of rooftop arrays and solar carports supports an agency that assists families and individuals attain self-sufficiency through direct services, training and resource referrals.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern NevadaAn ambitious 242kW system provides nearly all the power needed for this facility, whose mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, responsible citizens.
  • Las Vegas Rescue MissionRooftop arrays and solar carports totaling 125 kW support the mission complex that provides care, support and meals to the homeless and addicted population.
  • Veterans VillageA 48kW rooftop array powers an important regional center providing transitional and permanent housing for United States veterans in need.
  • Ronald McDonald House CharitiesThe 28kW shade structure supports the center’s mission of providing temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.

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The projects were built through Nevada’s Low Income Solar Energy Pilot Program, established by the state legislature several years ago to benefit low-income customers, including, without limitation, homeless shelters, low-income housing developments and schools with significant populations of low-income students.

Bombard Renewable Energy contracted with NV Energy for the engineering and construction of the projects, said Bo Balzar, Bombard Renewable Energy Division Manager.

Bombard chose APsystems’ YC1000 true 3-phase microinverters for the installations.

“Superior durability combined with a comprehensive warranty and exceptional design flexibility made APsystems the obvious choice for our projects,” Radford said. “APsystems is the only microinverter technology we found which supports both 60-cell modules at 240V and 72-cell modules at 208 and 480V 3-phase systems.”

What are the advantages of Microinverters going into 2017

Start early, work late – low-light production at either end of the day is just one more advantage of solar microinverters over conventional string systems.

Learn about the many others in “What Are the Advantages of Microinverters Going Into 2017,” a feature in Solar Power World’s 2017 Renewable Energy Handbook. Read it here

APsystems establishes new sales, service office in Guadalajara

APsystems has established a new office in Guadalajara, Mexico, to support regional sales, distribution and service.

The new office address is AV. Lazaro Cardenas 2850-5º Piso, Colonia Jardines del Bosque C.P. 44520, Guadalajara, Jalisco.

APsystems marked the expanded regional presence with a user conference for solar professionals, as participants discussed the Mexico market and expectations for 2017.

APsystems earned praise from regional distributors and installers for microinverter performance, technical training, order fulfillment and after-sales service.

The firms STI, Greenergy and Sunnergy were honored by Wesley Tong, APsystems vice president, for their success in expanding the Latin America solar market.

Tong thanked the distributors for their partnership in making APsystems a global leader in microinverter technology, and their passion for solar power and advancing a clean, renewable energy future.

APsystems entered the Mexico market in early 2013 with a specially configured version of the top-selling YC500 microinverter.

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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.