National Solar Distributors offers APS microinverter line across Canada market

Edmonton, Alberta-based National Solar Distributors now offers the APS advanced solar microinverter line to PV installers across Canada. National Solar serves all of Canada from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes, with an emphasis on the western provinces.

Edmonton, Alberta-based National Solar Distributors now offers the APS advanced solar microinverter line to PV installers across Canada.


National Solar serves all of Canada from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes, with an emphasis on the western provinces.

The company is a full-service stocking PV distributor, offering modules, mounting solutions, inverters, and balance-of-system components, as well as equipment for off-grid systems of all sizes.

National Solar will offer the APS line as its exclusive microinverter solution.

"APS has the perfect mix of reliability, price and service as a vendor," said Matthew Lisac, National Solar director of operations. "Our installers love the ease and speed of installation, and not having to worry about messy and expensive cables. Our goal is to make APS the No. 1 microinverter in Canada."

National Solar was founded in 2014 by Lisac and Matthew Lannigan. With more than 20 years' combined experience in the PV and electrical industries, the pair bring expertise in systems and support to Canada's growing solar industry.

"We are the friendly, service-oriented distributor with a focused approach to products," Lisac said. "That means we can offer great products at competitive prices."

The agreement extends the APS microinverter line's reach in a Canada solar market that is just hitting stride. The province of Ontario has been a solar hot spot for some years, Lisac said, with Alberta tabbed as the country's next breakout regional market.

"But every province has great potential, including our northern territories," Lisac said. "Solar has grown organically in most of the country, so when grid-parity arrives and demand skyrockets, there will be a plethora of professional, experienced installers ready to do their part."

Ryan Simpson, APS America senior director of business development, welcomed the opportunity to bring APS microinverter technology to more customers in North America, after excellent response from installers across the U.S.

"Canada is clearly poised to see tremendous growth in consumer-level renewable energy," Simpson said. "As a global leader in solar innovation, APS has the most forward-thinking microinverter solutions for this emerging marketplace."

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.

Both units are now offered by National Solar Distributors through their sales website, www.nationalsolar.ca.

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

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

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