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New installer video training series

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Blue Frog/APystems microinverters are unparalleled for speed and ease of installation.

The new online video training series from APsystems guides installers step by step through the fast, hassle-free installation and setup of the flagship YC500A microinverter.

The 12-part series covers fundamentals, tips and best practices for professional installation and system registration.

Topics include
* Installation preparation and safety
* Microinverter rooftop layout
* Cabling, connections and grounding
* Energy Communication Unit gateway basics
* ArrayApp mobile installer tool
and more.
The video series is designed for registered, professional solar installers, and complements our online training webinars, technical manuals and other support resources.

Each video is hosted by Christopher Barrett, Director of Engineering and Technical Services for APsystems USA.

The series runs about 24 minutes, with installments viewable individually or in a single video.
You can view these and other videos on the APsystems YouTube channel http://youtube.com/APsystemsSolar or here on their website.

Brimma Solar joins Blue Frog ‘500 Club’

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Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 10.06.22 AMBrimma Solar recently completed its 500th solar installation using Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters – a landmark achievement for the five-year-old installer.

The Seattle-based outfit has served solar customers all across Washington state and up and down the I-5 corridor.

John Harley, vice president for production for National Solar/Brimma, is a big fan of Blue Frog/APsystems microinverter technology, as he notes in this recent testimonial. The video was shot on location at an installation in Poulsbo, WA, near the Blue Frog assembly and distribution facility.

“Brimma Solar is very excited to have reached its 500th Blue Frog installation milestone,” Harley said. “Our clients love your products, and so do we. Thank you, Blue Frog!”

Congratulations to Brimma Solar for a great achievement! We look forward to partnering with you through the next 500 installations.

Blue Frog’s HOT ‘Summer of $16K’ rebate is here!

https://bluefrogsolar.com/blue-frogs-hot-summer-of-16k-rebate-is-here/

Summer is here, and with it our hot rebate season for Blue Frog installers.

Blue Frog is partnering with APsystems to offer the “Summer of $16K” promotion: June 1 through Sept. 30, earn up to $40 back per microinverter – up to $16,000 in total cash, no-wait rebates.

Purchase and install at least 20 of Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters (all models are eligible, including our blue-label Made In Washington micros and APsystems black-label units) and then register your installation(s). Your installations will show up in your online APsystems account and you’re on your way to 16K!

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Rewards are based on tiers and as you install, your total grows and your rebate grows with it.

Start out with a $20 rebate per microinverter, and once you reach 50 units installed, you’re getting $30 for each additional microinverter you install.

Will you do more than 15 residential installations this summer? If so, you might hit our top tier! After 250 micros installed, you’re getting $40 back per unit – that’s $560 in your pocket on an average residential installation. And if that wasn’t enough, you can also get an additional $500 for trying out our YC1000 three phase microinverter (min. 15kw).

That brings the summer’s rewards to $16,000 from APsystems!

Visit the promotion website, summer16k-promo.aplus-rewards.com, for details on payouts and program terms and conditions.

With $16,000 in rewards, there’s no better time to bring Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters to your solar customers.

Place your volume order today, and watch the rebate heat up through the Summer of $16K.

Blue Frog now offering APsystems ‘black label’ microinverters – SAVE BIG!

https://bluefrogsolar.com/blue-frog-now-offering-apsystems-black-label-microinverters-save-big/

Installers – if you are like the advantages of a microinverter but don’t need the financial incentives(or extra expense) from the APsystems Made in Washington microinverters, then check out our “black label” inverters. These are virtually identical to our Made in Washington inverters(identified by the blue label) but are much less expensive.

Have the utilities slowed down on incentives in your area? No problem- We have the solution: our non-Made in Washington inverters(with a black label) are significantly less expensive than our Made in Washington units(with the familiar blue label).

Installers – Blue Frog Solar now offers APsystems “black label” (non-MIW) microinverters.

These offer the same great APsystems quality but at a lower price point – less than $250 per unit, depending on volume. Contact us today to find out more. (Note: black label units do not qualify for Washington solar incentives for in-state manufacture.)

And don’t forget: Blue Frog is offering outstanding volume pricing for our registered installers on our regular MIW units through May.

Become a Blue Frog/APsystems registered installer and take advantage of our aggressive tiered pricing – get our YC500 microinverter at an unbeatable discount after rebate. Buy more, and save bigger! Call us at (206) 855-5149 to place your order today for prompt fulfillment.

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A deal so good, we had to make it last!

https://bluefrogsolar.com/a-deal-so-good-we-had-to-make-it-last/

Blue Frog Solar is offering outstanding volume pricing for our registered installers – now through MAY 2016.

That’s right — become a Blue Frog/APsystems registered installer and take advantage of our aggressive tiered pricing – get our YC500 microinverter at an unbeatable discount after rebate. Buy more, and save bigger!

And remember: All certified Made In Washington microinverters sold by Blue Frog Solar carry a 25-year warranty backed by APsystems, the global leader in solar microinverter technology. Install for your customers with confidence.

Volume pricing extended through May – don’t wait another day!

Call us at (206) 855-5149 to place your order today for prompt fulfillment.

 
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Turn up the volume and save big!

https://bluefrogsolar.com/turn-up-the-volume-and-save-big/

Blue Frog Solar is offering outstanding volume pricing for our registered installers through April 2016.

Become a Blue Frog/APsystems registered installer and take advantage of our aggressive tiered pricing – get our YC500 microinverter at an unbeatable discount after rebate. Buy more, and save bigger!

And remember: All certified Made In Washington microinverters sold by Blue Frog Solar carry a 25-year warranty backed by APsystems, the global leader in solar microinverter technology. Install for your customers with confidence!

See BlueFrogSolar.com or call us at (206) 855-5149 to place your order today for prompt fulfillment.

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Green Power on a Green Roof

https://bluefrogsolar.com/green-power-on-a-green-roof/

Blue Frog microinverters and iTek modules are key features of a forward-thinking green roof in Seattle’s Meridian neighborhood.

The 3.36kW array by installer Multifacet Group of Bellevue includes Blue Frog/APsystems YC500-MIW microinverters and iTek 280W modules.

The rooftop terrace and garden on this custom 3,800 sf. home features Etera’s lush Sedum Tile all-seasons mix.

Homebuilder is Green Canopy Homes of Seattle.

Installer: Multifacet Group, Bellevue
Project Engineer: Chris Hogg
Location: Meridian neighborhood, Seattle
Output: 3.36kW
Microinverters: Blue Frog/APsystems YC500
No. of microinverters: 6
Module brand/type: iTek 280W
No. of modules: 12

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Nichols joins APsystems as VP Sales, USA

https://bluefrogsolar.com/nichols-joins-apsystems-as-vp-sales-usa/

apsystems-andrew-nicolsSolar industry veteran Andrew Nichols has joined APsystems as Senior Vice President of Sales, USA.

Andrew comes to APsystems with over 30 years in high technology and alternative energy sales. He most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SolarBridge Technologies through its successful acquisition by SunPower Corporation.

“APsystems is the emergent front-runner in solar microinverter technology, and I’m honored to join their team,” Nichols said. “Their commitment to innovation in module-level electronics is really showing the way forward in this fast-growing segment.”

Read the whole story here.

Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters are LCOE champs

https://bluefrogsolar.com/blue-frogapsystems-microinverters-are-lcoe-champs/

Levelized Cost of Energy – the total cost of a PV system’s installation and maintenance over its lifetime, divided by the amount of power produced – is the industry standard for measuring a PV system’s value.

APsystems-microinverterIndividual components like Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters are key to the formula.

In its new story “LCOE Heroes: How inverters drive down PV levelized cost of energy,” Solar Builder magazine considers how the proprietary APsystems chip-based design means better long-term value for installers and end buyers.

It all starts with the Field Programmable Gate Array chip, which does so much of the microinverter’s work that each APsystems unit can be built with about 30 percent fewer discrete components than other brands. That means savings at the supply and manufacturing level that cascade into real savings for customers.

Find out how the advanced technology of Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters saves money over the life of the solar array – click here to read the story.

FEATURED INSTALL: YC500 ground mount array, Sunergy Systems

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Greg Williams of Sunergy Systems is committed to renewable energy, even driving a 2001 Corbin Sparrow that’s been retrofitted with lithium batteries from Manzanita Micro of Kingston, WA
How better to juice up the car than with other certified Made In Washington solar products from Blue Frog/APsystems and itek Energy?

Sunergy’s senior solar design consultant and Kitsap County and commercial representative, Greg recently completed a ground-mount installation in his own backyard. The array features twelve 290-watt Itek modules and six Blue Frog/APsystems YC500 inverters, with an APsystems Energy Communication Unit and EMA monitoring.
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Because of tree shading, Greg’s site was measured at 77 percent annual solar access – so the superior efficiency of Blue Frog/APsystems microinverters (compared to a conventional string system) was key to the design. The powerful array is calculated to offset about 34 percent of the electrical use in Greg’s 3,600 square-foot home/office, complementing another solar array already in place.

“Because of my beautiful cedar trees, this was a perfect application for the efficiency and reliability of the YC500 microinverters,” Greg says.

Sunergy Systems, a leading employee-owned Solar Design/Build Solar Installation firm has completed more than 1,000 installations to date.

Poulsbo ground-mount array
Installer: Sunergy Systems
Microinverters: Blue Frog/APsystems YC500
Number of microinverters: 6
Modules: itek Energy 290 watt
Number of modules: 12
System output: 3kW
Racking: SunModo