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.

PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

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.

WHO WE ARE

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 a global alliance of distributed energy industry participants, together pursuing information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability, grid interconnection, and secure data communications for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) and Electric Vehicle (EV) technologies. SunSpec’s free open standards reduce cost for consumers, promote technological innovation, and accelerate industry growth. Membership is open to corporations, non-profits, and individuals.

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IN THE NEWS

IEEE 2030.5 / V2G AC Profile Promoted to TEST Status

This profile serves to assist EVSE and PEV manufacturers, operators, and system integrators to implement the SAE J3072 requirements using the IEEE 2030.5 protocol. 

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SunSpec Cybersecurity Certification Program Phase 1: Recertification Policy

The Phase 1: Recertification Policy of the SunSpec Cybersecurity Certification Program is now ready for broad review and comment. This draft was completed during the February 14th Cybersecurity Certification Work Group Meeting. This document is available for download...

WEBINAR RECAP: SUNSPEC EXPRESS TEST™ PROGRAM LAUNCH

SUNSPEC EXPRESS TEST™ PROGRAM LAUNCH Overview: SunSpec Alliance is happy to announce SunSpec Express Test™, a new, fast method for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) manufacturers to earn SunSpec Modbus for IEEE 1547 certification for DER products. Manufacturers apply...

SunSpec Alliance Webinar: SunSpec Express Test™ Program Launch

Abstract SunSpec Alliance is happy to announce SunSpec Express Test™, a new, fast method for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) manufacturers to earn SunSpec Modbus for IEEE 1547 certification for DER products. Manufacturers apply online at SunSpec.org for the SunSpec...

SUNSPEC ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

Save the date Date: January 16th, 2024Time: 9am - 5pm PSTLocation: San Diego Convention CenterCost: $695, includes meals & expo passes Registration will be available on the Intersolar North America & Energy Storage North America website.SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED...

SUNSPEC ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

Save the date Date: January 16th, 2024Time: 9am - 5pm PSTLocation: San Diego Convention CenterCost: $695, includes meals & expo passes Registration will be available on the Intersolar North America & Energy Storage North America website.SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED...

SunSpec Cybersecurity Certification Program Launch

Setting A Cybersecurity Baseline for DER Device Now Overview: Distributed Energy Resources (DER), composed of solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles, are quickly emerging as the most important elements of the electrical grid:"critical infrastructure" that...

An Interview With Dale Peterson of s4 Events

Global Electrification Meets AI and Machine Learning with Dale Peterson of S4 Events Recap: OverviewPlease join as the leaders of the SunSpec/Sandia DER Cybersecurity Working Group interview Dale Peterson. Dale is a foremost authority on critical asset security,...

SunSpec Cybersecurity Certification Documents Vote On July 25 @ 9am PT

SunSpec Cybersecurity Certification Documents Vote The comment period for the SunSpec Cybersecurity Phase 1 certification program documentation has ended and all comments have been addressed. This SunSpec program is the first of its kind and will be available to all...

SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Webinar: The Foundation of EV Charging Infrastructure

The Foundation of EV Charging Infrastructure View Recap Abstract Overview: Billions of dollars will be invested into one of the fastest growing applications of IEEE 1547-compliant DER technology in the next six years: EV charging infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Grid, and...

California Court Dismisses Tigo’s Infringement Claims Against SunSpec Alliance

July 6, 2023, SAN JOSE, Calif. – On June 28, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the most consequential of Tigo Energy, Inc.’s patent infringement claims against the SunSpec Alliance, a non-profit trade alliance that makes...

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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.

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