March 30, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Union Square – Grand Hyatt
345 Stockton St
Please join us at the 8th Annual SunSpec Alliance Member Meeting in beautiful San Francisco. Communication standards adoption is accelerating around the world and SunSpec technology is at the core of this movement. Don’t miss this year’s event, which is anticipated to attract more than 100 solar industry professionals from leading fleet operators, financiers, O&M providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, utilities and related organizations.
- Learn about trends and communication technologies driving the Distributed Energy industry
- Help shape the agenda of the world’s foremost de facto standards-setting organization
- Engage with leading companies employing standards-based approaches to redefine solar finance, grid operations, and asset management
As a participant you will have the opportunity to learn how SunSpec members and technology development partners are helping to make Distributed Energy more efficient and profitable, share your insights with others in the SunSpec ecosystem, and establish critical connections that can be immediately leveraged.
8:00 – 9:00 AM Check In and Pre-Event Networking
9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:45 AM Grappling with Grid Integration: Advanced Inverter and Protocol Challenges
Topics covered: CA Rule 21, IEEE 1547, IEEE 2030.5, IEEE 1815, IEC 61850, NEC 2019 module-level rapid shutdown, four-quadrant inverter standardization, storage integration, advanced DER test and automation, open source software for integration
10:45 – 11:00 AM Coffee & Networking
11:00 – 12:15 PM Scaling Up Solar Finance: Standards To Reduce Soft Costs and Expand The Market
Topics covered: Orange Button data standards, US GAAP harmonization, XBRL and FIBO encoding, actuarial databases, solar finance technology
12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch & Networking
1:15 – 2:30 PM Asset Management 2.0: Efficiency, Integration, and Automation
Topics covered: Global consolidation of renewable energy portfolios, evolving role of asset managers, best practices in O&M, cost modeling, IECRE, IT & automation, Orange Button data standards, cybersecurity, web service API’s
2:30 – 2:45 PM Coffee & Networking
2:45 – 3:15 PM How To Leverage Your SunSpec Membership
Topics covered: SunSpec workgroups, speaking opportunities, bidding opportunities, global events, product certification, SunSpec newsletter, SunSpec Spotlight, SunSpec Connections
3:15 – 3:30 PM Annual Awards
Awards for technical excellence, bridge building, and standards promotion
3:30 – 4:00 PM Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)
4:00 – 6:00 PM Cocktails and Networking
The attendance fee for this year’s event is $200 per person and there is no limit as to how many people can attend per company. Contributing Members enrolled at or above the $5,000 level are entitled to one free ticket. If you would like to receive your company’s redemption code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SunSpec Alliance Annual Member Meeting is always well attended by many important people within the SunSpec ecosystem so we hope you will consider taking advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships are available in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 so please contact email@example.com if you would like to discuss further!
1) Where exactly will the event be held?
The meeting will be held in a major hotel in Union Square in San Francisco. Stay tuned for details.
2) I’m not sure if my company is a member of the SunSpec Alliance. How can I find out?
To see if your company is a member of the SunSpec Alliance, click here. Over 100 companies are members and business parnters of the SunSpec Alliance. If you want to join the SunSpec Alliance, or believe your company is a member but don’t see it included on the member list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) What more can you tell me about the event? Can I talk to someone?
4) Do I need to print out and bring a ticket to get in?
Yes, please bring your ticket with you to each of the events.
5) Can I bring co-workers from my company?
Yes, all employees of SunSpec Alliance member companies are welcome to participate. We do require that all attendees register so that we can accurately estimate space and catering needs there is a basic fee to cover cost. Feel free to pass this invitation to others in your company.
6) Is there parking at the event?
Yes, there is parking at the venue and in many locations in the vicinity.
7) Is the venue handicap accessible?
Yes, the venue is fully accessible.
8) How do I get there?
Please see the attached Google map for directions.
9) What are the event and the SunSpec Alliance all about?
The SunSpec Alliance is a trade association focused on establishing information, communications and lifecycle standards in the solar PV and Storage industry as a means to grow the market exponentially. This annual members meeting is a chance to work with your peers from other companies to implement standardization strategies that grow the market for all. For more information, visit www.SunSpec.org. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.