2019 Annual Meeting Recap

Thursday’s meeting covered:

  • Ten year review: where we started, where we’ve been, what initiatives we have been involved in, and how we’re building on those initiatives for the future.
  • SunSpec Certified Program: an overview of the program. Find out more 
  • The SunSpec Member Experience: what we are doing to help our members.
  • Specification Development: how this helps the industry as a whole.
  • SunSpec Rapd Shutdown: the program so far and where we are going.
  • Orange Button: an overview of the program from NREL and SunSpec’s role moving forward.
  • IEEE™ 2030.5 Opportunities: with insights from Kitu Systems.
  • SunSpec PKI Efforts: with an overview from Sectigo. Find out more
  • Technical dives into Orange Button, SVP, Information Models, and the new Product Registry.

The SunSpec Alliance hosted an Annual Meeting on October 3rd. In conjunction with the annual meeting, we also celebrated the SunSpec Alliance’s 10-year Anniversary. We are thankful for the contributions of all SunSpec members who have helped SunSpec get to the 10-year mark, and we look forward to many more years.

The annual meeting took place in La Jolla, California with almost 40 attendees. In between meetings and dinner, we enjoyed lovely southern California weather with the sun and Pacific ocean as a backdrop. After an evening meet and greet on Wednesday night, we got down to work on Thursday with a packed schedule covering multiple topics affecting SunSpec members.

After a day filled with a lot of valuable information, all attendees and many family members enjoyed a wonderful dinner which was topped off by a beautiful sunset over the ocean.

Friday was a little more relaxed, but no less filled with valuable information as we took a tour of the UCSD campus and got to see their various energy test labs at work, including EVs, energy storage, fuel cells, and innovative heating/cooling systems. We topped the tour off with a visit to the Smart Inverter Test Lab, which was co-created by the SunSpec Alliance.

The SunSpec team is looking forward to next year’s Annual Meeting. We hope all SunSpec member companies will be able to make it next year. And if your company is not yet a member, please consider joining. We would love to invite you to the event.


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