California Rule 21 Phase 2 Goes Into Effect This Month

Attestation requirements kick in and new CEC equipment list is published. Dear SunSpec Alliance Members and Friends, On June 22, 2020, California Rule 21 Phase 2 (and part of Phase 3) communication requirements go into effect. After that time, any solar inverter or...
IEEE 1547.1 – 2020 Is Officially Published

IEEE 1547.1 – 2020 Is Officially Published

Dear SunSpec Alliance Members and Friends, On May 21, 2020, the IEEE 1547.1-2020 standard was officially published, making smart inverters with standard communication interfaces the official U.S. national standard for Distributed Energy Resources (DER).  The...
2019 Annual Meeting Recap

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

Thursday’s meeting covered: Ten year review: where we started, where we’ve been, what initiatives we have been involved in, and how we’re building on those initiatives for the future. SunSpec Certified Program: an overview of the program. Find out more  The SunSpec...
DER Communication / Cybersecurity at SPI

DER Communication / Cybersecurity at SPI

With the introduction of IEEE 2030.5 and IEEE 1815 communication protocols and the new communication requirements of IEEE 1547-2018, which will begin rolling out across the U.S. in 2020, understanding communication protocols and how they affect the DER industry is...