SUNSPEC ALLIANCE

Open Standards for the Distributed Energy Industry

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Companies and individuals who want to drive standards in the Distributed Energy industry should join the SunSpec Alliance. Our objective is to accelerate the growth of the renewable energy economy by enabling SunSpec Alliance members to leverage the benefits of automation, interoperability, economies of scale, and full participation in the Smart Grid.

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The SunSpec Certification program takes a holistic approach to compliance testing, security, and communication of results and quality control.

SUNSPEC ECOSYSTEM

SunSpec standards enable interoperability of components and systems, are compatible with diverse utility grids and microgrids around the globe, and support the establishment of Distributed Energy as a financial asset class.

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A GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF LEADERS

As Members of the SunSpec Alliance, global leaders from Asia, Europe, and North America are creating an ecosystem of products, services, and information systems that work well together, cost less to build and operate, and work wherever they are deployed. Membership is open to corporations, non-profits, and individuals.

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WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?

The SunSpec Alliance is an alliance of over 100 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants, together pursuing information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. SunSpec standards address operational aspects of solar PV power and energy storage plants on the smart grid—including residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems—thus reducing cost, promoting technology innovation, and accelerating industry growth.

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Get Ready for the Countdown to UL 1741 Certification: The Deadline is Approaching

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) reported that U.S. states with substantial DER markets will mandate product compliance starting as soon as mid-2022. For smart inverter manufacturers, this marks a 12-month countdown to complete IEEE 1547 testing and achieve UL 1741 SB certification. 

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Getting Ready for the Countdown to UL 1741 Certification: The Race to Market

The Race to Market   As the deadline to IEEE 1547.1 compliance nears, manufacturers of smart inverters will be racing to complete their UL 1741 SB certifications. With 50 companies, 1000 products, and a turn around time of 10-12 weeks to complete functional...

Get Ready for the Countdown to UL 1741 Certification

The Deadline is Approaching!   Smart inverters are becoming a key component for ensuring a safe and reliable energy grid in the U.S. and states such as California, Hawaii, New York, and Pennsylvania are mobilizing to adopt IEEE 1547-2018, the national grid...

SunSpec Alliance Announces Partnership with the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium

The SunSpec Alliance is proud to announce its partnership with the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™, a collaboration of industry and academic research institutions working together to identify challenges, needs, and opportunities in...

SUNSPEC ECOSYSTEM MONTHLY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021

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SUNSPEC ECOSYSTEM MONTHLY NEWSLETTER MAY 2021

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SunSpec Modbus 700 Series DER Information Models are now APPROVED

Referenced in IEEE 1547-2018, the SunSpec Modbus 701-712 Series DER Information Models have officially been promoted from TEST status to APPROVED status, thus superseding the SunSpec Modbus 100 Series Models that were first introduced in 2009. Also now promoted from...

SunSpec Ecosystem Monthly Newsletter April 2021

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SunSpec Offers Response to CALSSA Letter About IEEE 1547-2018 Compliance Date

In a recent letter to the CPUC Energy Division by Brad Heavner, Policy Director for California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA), the organization protested Advice Letters (ALs) by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego...

SunSpec Ecosystem Monthly Newsletter March 2021

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SunSpec Alliance update on work to simplify rapid shutdown signaling systems

Original Article Published by Solar Builder Magazine In a few short years, the industry’s concept of a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) has morphed from an uncomplicated rooftop solar PV system that reduces your electricity bill to an incredibly complicated apparatus...

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JOIN THE SUNSPEC ALLIANCE

Companies and individuals who want to drive standards in the renewable energy industry should join the SunSpec Alliance. Our objective is to accelerate the growth of the renewable energy economy by enabling SunSpec Alliance members to leverage the benefits of automation, interoperability, economies of scale, and full participation in the Smart Energy Grid.