Sandia National Laboratories Joins the SunSpec Alliance

Sandia National Laboratories Joins the SunSpec Alliance

January 6, 2014. Sandia National Laboratories recently became a member of the SunSpec Alliance.  Sandia is the nation’s premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation.  Sandia’s work on energy, climate, and infrastructure security is a fantastic addition to the Alliance’s efforts to accelerate the growth of the distributed energy industry.  The SunSpec team looks forward to working with Sandia on inverter interoperability, control and security initiatives.

About Sandia National Laboratories:

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues, including reducing the risks of transformative energy solutions that will enhance the nation’s security and economic prosperity.  Sandia’s solar photovoltaic work is focused on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems and accelerating the integration of PV technology in the United States and globally.Sandia’s PV research staff work collaboratively with DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Program, the U.S. photovoltaic industry, other government agencies and national laboratories, and international organizations to increase the worldwide use of PV power systems by reducing cost, improving reliability, increasing performance, and growing markets.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

More information about Sandia National Laboratories at their website.


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