PALO ALTO, Calif. (January 14, 2019) – A collaborative team published a new Application Note, DNP3 Application Note AN2018-001 – DNP3 Profile for Communications with Distributed Energy Resources, to help grid operators communicate with distributed energy resources (DER) and enhance use and value of energy storage and solar generation connected to smart inverters. Led by […]
At the intersection of power generation and data communications, course offerings appeal to electrical and software engineers, grid specialists and solar executives SAN JOSE & SAN DIEGO, CA – January 7, 2019 – SunSpec Alliance, the information standards and certification organization for the Distributed Energy Resource (DER) industry, and UC San Diego Extension have announced […]
The California Public Utilities Commission issued a letter responding to the November 19, 2018 deadline extension request letter from the California Solar & Storage Association and extending the compliance deadline for Smart Inverter Phase II communications requirements and for Phase III Functions 1 and 8 from February 22, 2019 to August 22, 2019. Resources and […]
In this video, Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, talks about the benefits and effects of California Rule 21 on the installers of solar systems. Instead of being concerned about how quickly solar can be installed on a roof, Installers are going to move towards a more digital service. Learn more about SunSpec’s Education […]
In this video, Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, talks about why a solar manufacturer should care and ultimately comply with the new California Rule 21 standards. Learn more about SunSpec’s Education Programs.
In this short video, Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, talks about SunSpec’s long history of defining solar communication standards and gaining traction on adoption.
In this short video, Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, talks about why the solar industry hasn’t been successfully digitized until now, the benefits of that digitalization, and how it benefits long-term customer relationships.
In this short video Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, talks about the curriculum available though SunSpec and UCSDX. He also talks about the benefits of digitizing the solar installation industry as it relates to installers. Thank you to QualityLogic, Kitu Systems, and UCSDX for helping produce this curriculum! Enrollment is available here: UCSD […]
Originally published by Forbes. Visit their site for the full piece. In a distributed world, attack surfaces multiple rapidly and grid edge devices can become weapons The problem gets worse as the growth of distributed networks of assets create potentially critical issues. The population of these devices is huge and multiplying rapidly. Consulting firm Wood […]
Originally published by Solar Novus Today. Visit their site for the full article. SMA announced that its Sunny Tripower CORE1 commercial solution will now be offered with SMA Smart Connected, a proactive O&M solution powered by ennexOS that cuts truck rolls in half and saves service costs throughout the lifetime of a commercial system. SMA has also begun shipping […]
Originally published by Solar Builder. Visit their site for the full article. Jan. 1, 2019, is almost upon us, which means the National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 is almost in effect. Not all jurisdictions will be up to speed (hell, some aren’t even up on NEC 2014 yet), but around 24 states will require compliance […]
Originally published by Fronius. Read the full article on their website. As the solar industry is maturing, technical industry standards gain importance and will be a crucial aspect for the further evolution of solar to a mainstream industry. Initiatives from forward-looking vendors and the SunSpec Alliance are at the forefront of making industry standards in […]
In this interview our own Principal Engineer, Bob Fox, speaks about the benefits of participating in the upcoming SunSpec UCSDX California Rule 21 online education courses. In addition, Bob also talks about some of the benefits and consequences for members of the solar supply chain from CA Rule 21 guidelines as it relates to California’s […]
In this interview, Mike Bourton of Kitu systems talks about the mission-critical dates and financial opportunities in relation to the upcoming California Rule 21 guidelines. Mike also talks about the deep integration between SunSpec and the rollout of CA rule 21. Mike is an instructor for the fully online course, “Secure Communication Networking for Distributed […]
In this interview Steve Kang, VP of Engineering for QualityLogic, talks about the benefits of compliance with California Rule 21 and the advantages of the rise of the Smart Grid. Steve also continues to talk about the role of QualityLogic and SunSpec in relation to the development of California Rule 21 Guidelines Steve is an […]
Date: December 13, 2018 9:00 am Pacific Location: Webinar Once signed up, you will be emailed login information Description: California Rule 21 Phases 2 and 3 become effective on February 22, 2019. After that time, most new residential and commercial DER systems (solar only or solar plus storage) must be ready to communicate to the […]
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: UC San Diego Extension, University City 6256 Greenwich Dr 1st Floor, Grand Hall San Diego, CA 92122 Course Description/Goals: This in-person workshop hosted by the SunSpec Alliance provides distributed energy business executives, entrepreneurs, and others looking to enter the industry with foundational understanding of […]
Originally published on SEPA Knowledge Blog by Matthew Hirsch. Visit their site for full article. Two months ago at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, decarbonization captured most of the headlines—and for good reason. California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that state, local and business leadership is driving […]
Originally published via Texas Instruments website. Visit their site for full article. Did you know that TI is one of the first semiconductor companies to offer designs for the rapid shutdown of solar power systems in the event of a fire or electrical hazard? In 2017, National Electrical Code (NEC) 2017 mandate 690.12 added a […]
Gridvolution, a Global Climate Action Summit Affiliated event, to address Distributed Energy Resources data communications standards including California Rule 21, Cyber Security, Orange Button, and Rapid Shutdown SAN JOSE, CA – September 6, 2018 – SunSpec Alliance, the information standards and certification organization for the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) industry, today announced speakers for its […]
Date: Fall Quarter, Starting October 2, 2018 Location: Online Description: This fully online 10 week course is intended to provide current and future engineers working in the distributed energy industry with the information they need to design products that incorporate secure communication networking and deploy networks that incorporate these products. The course will also cover […]
Date: 10th – 11th October 2018 Location: Berlin, Germany FUTURE OF SOLAR: A NEW ERA OF DIGITALIZATION The Second Annual Smart Solar PV – Data Analytics and IoT Forum covers all aspects of big data and its impact on the solar sector as well as identifying issues and challenges and providing potential solutions. Tom Tansy, […]
Agenda Date: September 27, 2018 Location: Room 202AB Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Description: The SunSpec Alliance will conduct its annual member meeting at Solar Power International 2018. Event link on the Solar Power International website: Annual Member Meeting All members unable to attend the SPICon event are welcome to […]
Originally published via One Step Off the Grid. Visit their site for full article. By Andrew Mears on August 29, 2018 The Victorian government has introduced an ambitious rebate scheme for home solar, effective immediately. The Solar Homes program will grow the number residential solar systems in the state to over 1 million by subsidising 650,000 systems over the […]