The PowerStore adds APS solar microinverter line

APS microinverters will be distributed by The PowerStore, a top-tier solar wholesaler. The PowerStore offers a full line of renewable energy products including solar microinverters, modules, storage solutions and related equipment. The company is based in Alvarado, Texas, with an overseas office in Glasgow, UK, under the CCL Components Ltd. banner.

APS microinverters will be distributed by The PowerStore, a top-tier solar wholesaler.


The PowerStore offers a full line of renewable energy products including solar microinverters, modules, storage solutions and related equipment.

The company is based in Alvarado, Texas, with an overseas office in Glasgow, UK, under the CCL Components Ltd. banner.

"We are very excited about the opportunity of adding the APS microinverters to our current portfolio," said Jim White, The PowerStore president. "They give our customers a very good option for individual module power optimization, along with inherently complying with the upcoming NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown requirements."

White founded The PowerStore in 2010 after more than 30 years in the power electronics industry, with experience ranging from initial design and manufacture to supplying some of the world's largest OEM companies.

The PowerStore is now a Tier 1 direct Authorized Distributor for most of the leading solar manufacturers.

The company maintains U.S. offices in Texas and North Carolina, and supplies customers throughout North and Central America.

The customer-focused distributor gives priority service to every account regardless of size, White said, and advises customers throughout the process from initial solar product specification to successful installation.

Paul Barlock, APS America Senior Vice President, welcomed The PowerStore to the APS distribution fold.

"The PowerStore has established a high profile among solar distributors in a short time," Barlock said. "They're a professional outfit, and aligned with our own commitment to offering the best solar solutions at competitive pricing."

APS flagship products include the YC500, a powerful dual-module microinverter, and the YC1000 true 3-phase unit, purpose-designed for commercial applications and offering an unprecedented 1:4 microinverter-to-module ratio to significantly lower BOS costs.

APS was founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, and is now a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of microinverters based on their own proven, leading-edge solar technology. APS America, representing APS in the U.S. market, is based in Seattle.

APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among top microinverter suppliers by shipment in 2013 (source: GTM Research).

For information on The PowerStore solar distributors, see www.thepowerstore.com.

For information on APS microinverter products, see www.apsamerica.com.


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