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SunSpec Alliance

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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SunSpec in the News

Bulletin: CA Rule 21 DRAFT Resolution E-5000

DRAFT Resolution E-5000 clarifies smart inverter communications requirements in response to the petition of the California Solar & Storage Association for modification of Resolutions E-4832 and E-4898 June 6, 2019 Today the California Public Utilities Commission...

Rapid Shutdown Gets Its First Sunspec Certification in Fronius

For full article, visit PV Magazine. The Fronius Symo Advanced product line, which had already been NEC 2017 compliant when coupled with a Tigo TS-4, is now also certified for rapid shutdown by the SunSpec Alliance. Stephen Coffrin – U.S. Department of Energy In the...

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DER Communication / Cybersecurity at SPI

DER Communication / Cybersecurity at SPI

With the introduction of IEEE 2030.5 and IEEE 1815 communication protocols and the new communication requirements of IEEE 1547-2018, which will begin rolling out across the U.S. in 2020, understanding communication protocols and how they affect the DER industry is...

SunSpec Member Talks at SPI

SunSpec Member Talks at SPI

SunSpec Member companies have really stepped up and are giving some incredibly interesting talks at SPI this year. From de-carbonization strategies to modeling for 40-year solar operational life to defending PV systems from cyberattacks, SunSpec Member companies are...

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