Leading California solar distributor Bland Solar & Air will carry APS microinverters, under a new strategic partnership between the two companies.
The agreement introduces APS microinverter products to customers in California’s Central Valley, a dynamic market where solar adoption far outpaces other metropolitan areas nationwide.
In adding the APS microinverter line to their array of solar products, Bland Solar will now be primarily selling the APS microinverter and adopting the APS product as their “go to” microinverter.
“We are choosing APS as our microinverter because they are second to none in their functionality, efficiency and durability,” said Ty Simpson, Director of Sales for Bland Solar & Air. “Their production specifications are becoming the benchmark of what a microinverter should be able to do and produce.”
Higher power handling and output allows APS microinverters to be paired with PV modules up to 310 watts, with a single unit handling two modules – another bonus for system designers and end customers, he said.
Simpson also praised the APS technical support team for its “uncanny” response time, and cited the company’s ability to fulfill product orders faster than other manufacturers.
Michael Ludgate, vice president for APS America, hailed the agreement and praised Bland’s leadership among California solar distributors and installers.
“For the past seven years, Bland Solar had been exclusively using the industry leading microinverter brand, and their switch to APS is a strong endorsement,” Ludgate said. “Bland Solar has a proven reputation for excellent customer service and providing significant value to their customers. We’re pleased to partner with Bland in a community where solar power has been so widely and enthusiastically embraced by consumers.”
— Solar Builder magazine