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Advance: Solar , Hydro, Wind Power Co. Inc. has been a leader in the energy production industry since 1978. We have designed and installed thousands of solar, hydro and wind electrical and thermal system throughout the world. Independent, grid tie or grid support, our systems are superior in quality, design and function. Advance Power Inc. (API) manufactures our own line of API solar panels, API wind turbines, API controllers, API industrial lead acid and Lipo4 batteries, API LED lights, API attic/greenhouse fans, API DC mains and much more. We also offer "API TOTAL SOLUTION". Complete, pre-assembled and tested power systems housed in a heavy duty steel container. Our API flex systems are Lipo4 battery based complete systems with inverters, chargers, all necessary circuit breakers plus monitors for the BMS, total system and inverter. These are the most cost effective and efficient energy systems on the market. Usually ½ the price of our competitors. The flex systems are 48 vdc nominal and can utilize any off the shelf 48 vdc inverter. Flex systems are primarily designed for small to moderate power usage up to 18 kw. Flex systems can be grid support, grid backup or primary power systems that allow you to live off grid or turn the grid off. 48 vdc nominal is not efficient for systems above 20 kw. Systems above this power range are 120, 240 or 480 vdc. Systems in this power rage utilize inverters that are industrial grade, 30 year design life, with swap out of critical components at certain time intervals. The inverters we use for these systems are primarily used for the nuclear power industry and backup for nuclear power plants. These inverters have power ranges of 40 – 500 kW. We also build complete power systems inside shipping containers. We cut them up, install walls, windows and doors. These containers are totally prewired, tested and ready to ship anywhere in the world. Simple to install, move or take with you if you move. Another benefit with steel shipping containers is we physically ground the entire container, greatly limiting the possibility of EMF damage to the equipment and system.

Advance Power Inc. was the first California business to be solar and wind powered. We have been producing power off our solar panels, wind turbines, battery banks and inverters before most people and business were even aware of this technology. Even though we have utility power (PG&E) our over 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse/office building is power by our independent, stand alone API TOTAL SOLUTION power system. Our primary power systems are 2, 5 kw Wind turbines. One horizontal and one vertical. We have many solar PV systems. One PV system is grid tie only, 5 kw with SMA inverter. Another PV solar system is grid tie 3 kw, SMA inverter that we can switch anytime to 48 vdc charging source for our over 65 kW battery bank. This system utilizes our flex energy system technology where we can switch a 600 vdc PV system to a 48 vdc nominal battery charging system. We also have a 400 vdc based Lipo4 energy system with 3 dedicated solar arrays of over 10 kw. This system is based on our industrial technology and can be "stacked" up to 2 MW. We also utilize a vacuum tube thermal system to heat our warehouse and office buildings in the winter. Vacuum tube technology is the only thermal system that creates substantial heat gain in winter, under cold, overcast conditions. We originally had a gas fired boiler, we replaced it with a 400 gallon heat exchanger tank, two high efficient instantaneous boilers and multiple banks of vacuum tube collectors on the roof. Our heating bills used to be close to $2,000.00 @ month. They are now well under $400.00 a month.

The API total power solution is above the industry standard. API solar panels, API wind turbines, API lead acid and Lipo4 energy storage systems, plus all our other products carry the industries best warranties. Our proven track record plus our history of installations and design, worldwide, make Advance Power the leader in energy production, self sufficiency and energy independence.

To serve you better we have three locations, our main store in Calpella, the other stores are in Redding and Stockton. All in N. CA.



Our Locations

Advance Power Calpella

Toll Free
or (707) 485-0588
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Facility: 6331 North State St
Calpella, CA 95470

Hours of Operation:
8:30-5 Mon-Fri
10-2 Sat and Sun

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Advance Power Redding


Ph. (530) 226-0701
Fax (530) 226-0704

843 N. Market St.
Redding, CA 96003

Hours of Operation:
9-5 Mon-Fri
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only
Call Greg at (530) 510-6538

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