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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...

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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...

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SunSpec Member Talks at SPI

SunSpec Member Talks at SPI

SunSpec Member companies have really stepped up and are giving some incredibly interesting talks at SPI this year. From de-carbonization strategies to modeling for 40-year solar operational life to defending PV systems from cyberattacks, SunSpec Member companies are...

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Orange Button and the Solar Data Ecosystem at SPI

Orange Button and the Solar Data Ecosystem at SPI

The Orange Button data exchange standard is designed to reduce solar soft costs associated with finance, system design, and operational setup. Enabling the smooth flow of information between project developers, contractors, vendors, financiers, and other stakeholders,...

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SunSpec Member Booths at SPI

SunSpec Member Booths at SPI

Quite a few SunSpec members will have a booth at SPI this year. We encourage you to stop by member booths and see what connections you can make. Member booths: ABB: 1815 Ampt: 4045 Blu Banyan: 3951 CSA Group Company: 4133 Continental Control Systems: 5168 Delta...

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Orange Button – August, 2019 Update

The Orange Button workgroup has released a new version of the Solar Taxonomy, version 2019-07-31. This new release is available here, on GitHub: https://github.com/SunSpecOrangeButton/solar-taxonomy Full release notes are available under the ‘releases’ section. In...

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SunSpec/Sandia Cybersecurity Workgroup Program Update

The SunSpec/Sandia Cybersecurity Workgroup, now 350 people strong, has been meeting once or twice per month now for the past two years. During this time, we’ve been executing to a roadmap that addresses several key themes: DER Device and Servers Secure Network...

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See You in Salt Lake City for Solar Power International 2019

It is that time of year again. During the week of September 23 to 26, the U.S. solar and energy storage industry is coming together for Solar Power International 2019. SunSpec Alliance will be there in force with a full agenda: On Monday, September 23 SunSpec will be...

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Bulletin: CA Rule 21 DRAFT Resolution E-5000

DRAFT Resolution E-5000 clarifies smart inverter communications requirements in response to the petition of the California Solar & Storage Association for modification of Resolutions E-4832 and E-4898 June 6, 2019 Today the California Public Utilities Commission...

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Rapid Shutdown Gets Its First Sunspec Certification in Fronius

For full article, visit PV Magazine. The Fronius Symo Advanced product line, which had already been NEC 2017 compliant when coupled with a Tigo TS-4, is now also certified for rapid shutdown by the SunSpec Alliance. Stephen Coffrin – U.S. Department of Energy In the...

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Seven Trends from Our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide

For full article, visit Solar Builder Magazine By Chris Crowell We asked every inverter manufacturer to tell us about their latest and greatest products for our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide. What came back was a range of innovations from the most powerful...

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Smart Solar PV Forum

Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance, will attend the third edition of Smart Solar PV Forum - Data Analytics and IOT by BIS Group, May 22-23, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Hotel Circle in San Diego. Tom will present a case study on Cybersecurity, a Key...

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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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