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

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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SunSpec Ecosystem Newsletter February 2022

With SunSpec Membership and Certification numbers growing at unprecedented levels, the team is hard at work developing resources to further support our members and benefit the broader SunSpec ecosystem. From SunSpec Modbus, to DER Cybersecurity and 2030.5 Profiles for Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and EV Charging applications, SunSpec is committed to providing technical coverage on cutting-edge topics and equipping our Members with the tools needed to thrive in a dynamic regulatory environment.

Upcoming SunSpec Alliance membership dues increase

Dear SunSpec Member, Starting March 1, 2022, the price of Contributing Membership will increase from $3,100 to $4,000 per year. SunSpec is updating our annual membership fee to bring you more great services, help you deliver your DER/V2G products to market, and...

the IEEE 2030.5 v2G AC Profile is Open For Comment

Date: February 3, 2022 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pacific SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS FOR THE IEEE 2030.5 V2G AC PROFILE BY MARCH 15, 2022 The SunSpec IEEE 2030.5 / SAE J3072 EV Charging Profile Work Group is proud to announce the publication of the first draft of the IEEE...

SunSpec Ecosystem January 2022 Newsletter

Entering 2022, the SunSpec Alliance is anticipating yet another year of unprecedented growth. From record-setting additions of new members each month (already seven in January!), to rapidly increasing numbers of products being certified to SunSpec standards, the Alliance is on track to grow in-step with the broader Distributed Energy and Electric Vehicle industries.

Smart Grid International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) Colabs with SunSpec for Interoperability Testing

Original article published by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)  The Smart Grid International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) is a network of smart grid researchers with test-bed facilities in countries participating in the Implementing Agreement...

SunSpec Ecosystem Newsletter December 2021

While reflecting back on the year’s past, it is clear that the SunSpec Alliance is fueled by an industry of dedicated, hard working individuals and organizations. From our work groups participants, to our webinar attendees, we are consistently impressed by the level of engagement and support from our members and followers.

SunSpec Ecosystem Newsletter November 2021

On November 15th, President Biden passed a 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, signaling an unequivocal win for the renewable energy industry. With roughly $555 billion allocated to climate and clean energy projects, including tax credits for renewables, energy storage, electric vehicles and the transmission grid, we are excitedly anticipating massive growth in many of the sectors that the SunSpec Alliance is actively developing standards for.

SunSpec Ecosystem Newsletter October 2021

At the core of the SunSpec Alliance ecosystem is a steady momentum of progress driven by the dedicated efforts of our seven primary Work Groups. Consisting of representatives from SunSpec member companies, a designated Work Group leader, and a SunSpec employee, these groups meet weekly or bi-weekly to engage in the active process of standards making. As the year barrels towards a close, we’d like to acknowledge some of the major achievements of these groups and their impacts on the SunSpec ecosystem as a whole.

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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.