Alectris Joins SunSpec Alliance
Role in U.S. Solar PV Trade Alliance includes Support of Upcoming Solar Asset and Finance Symposium and Ensures Alectris Contribution to Solar Asset Care Standardization Initiatives Globally
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 2 June 2015: Alectris, a global service provider for the integrated care of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy assets, today announced it has joined the SunSpec Alliance, a global information standards trade alliance for the distributed energy industry. In addition to a membership role, Alectris has pledged its support and will participate in the SunSpec Solar Asset and Finance Symposium held with Intersolar NA in San Francisco, July 13 – 16, 2015.
The SunSpec Alliance is a trade alliance of solar and storage distributed energy industry participants, together pursuing information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. SunSpec standards address many operational aspects of PV power plants from defining best practices to standardizing on residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems—thus reducing cost, promoting technology innovation, and accelerating industry growth.
“We are pleased to welcome Alectris to the SunSpec Alliance and look forward to their contributions to our upcoming Solar Asset Symposium,” said Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, adding, “The global perspective the Alectris team brings will enhance our solar PV operations and maintenance standardization initiatives both here in the U.S. and abroad.”
“The SunSpec Alliance has been instrumental in driving the conversation and implementation of best practices in the solar PV asset care industry,” said Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director, Alectris.
“It is the perfect time to join with them in these standardization efforts. Our team will now have the opportunity to contribute to industry risk mitigation and overall solar asset performance standards in the U.S. through SunSpec and our involvement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar PV O&M Committee, a joint Sandia National Labs/EPRI working group and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) solar O&M task force. It is a truly exciting time to see all these initiatives working toward the common goal of solar adoption as a critical world resource for renewable energy generation.”
Alectris is a global service provider for the integrated care of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy assets. Honed in the mature solar market in Europe, the comprehensive suite of Alectris services reduces the risk and delivers maximum financial returns for solar investors and plant owners regardless of site location. Powered by ACTIS, the company’s award winning solar asset management and monitoring platform, Alectris provides a full service approach to solar asset protection, including solar operations and maintenance, asset management, check-up and diagnostic, engineering and improvement services. Performance excellence is the company’s mission, empowering it to re-define O&M and outperform client expectations. For more information visit www.alectris.com.
About SunSpec Alliance
The SunSpec Alliance is a trade alliance of developers, manufacturers, and service providers, together pursuing information standards for the solar and storage distributed energy industry. SunSpec standards address most operational aspects of PV and other distributed energy power plants on the smart grid—including residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems—thus reducing cost, promoting innovation, and accelerating industry growth. Over 70 organizations are members of the SunSpec Alliance, including global leaders from Asia, Europe, and North America. Membership is open to corporations, non-profits, and individuals. For more information about the SunSpec Alliance, or to download SunSpec specifications at no charge, please visit www.sunspec.org.