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 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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IEEE 2030.5 / V2G AC Profile Now in TEST Status

As of June 27, 2022, the IEEE 2030.5 / SAE J3072 EV Charging Profile Work Group officially promoted its IEEE 2030.5 V2G-AC Profile Implementation Guide for SAE J3072 from DRAFT to TEST status.  This profile serves to assist EVSE and PEV manufacturers, operators, and...

Important News for Manufacturers Seeking UL 1741 SB Compliance

Many smart inverter and energy storage system manufacturers are incorporating the SunSpec Modbus interface into their products to achieve UL 1741 SB compliance. If your company matches this description, we have some important information to share. The SunSpec Modbus...

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...

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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.