SunSpec In the News

What’s the Status of the Smart Grid?

For full article, visit Solar Power World By Kelsey Misbrener Inverters are now required to be ‘smart’ and perform certain grid assistance roles thanks to the updated IEEE code. But what’s the status of the smart grid in general? The concept and capabilities of the...

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Currents Podcast: The Orange Button Standard

  Jon Previtali from Wells Fargo and Tom Tansy from the Sunspec Alliance join Todd Alexander, host of Currents Podcast, to discuss the Orange Button data standard, explaining what it is and why the solar industry is in need of a data standard. We discuss how the...

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Experts Only Podcast: Orange Button

Listen to Clean Capital's Mark Garrett speak with Charlie Isaacs, Chief Technology Officer of Salesforce in this podcast about technology in solar finance, particularly Orange Button. Listen to the Podcast

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Can You Hack the Grid Using an Inverter?

Maybe. But you’d be better off using a laptop. And no, Huawei inverters aren’t going to cause a blackout. For full article, visit PV Magazine USA by Christian Roselund On Monday, 11 U.S. senators sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling...

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Drive Down Solar Soft Costs with Data Standards

The Orange Button Initiative wants to significantly reduce the cost of your solar install For full article, visit Solar r.e.view by Solar r.e.view  | Illustration by Tom Miller Solar soft costs are most often associated with project-related activities like permitting,...

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The Importance of Industry Standards

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...

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