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CA Rule 21 Deadline Extended to June 22, 2020

CA Rule 21 Deadline Extended to June 22, 2020

CPUC Decision to Extend CA RULE 21 Deadline Cites COVID-19 On March 20, 2020 the California Public Utilities Commission issued an extension of the CA Rule 21 compliance deadline, pushing the date to June 22, 2020. This includes the Smart Inverter Phase 2...

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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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