SunSpec 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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Webinar Two: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for the DER Industry

An overview of cybersecurity and authentication for solar and solar plus storage networks in the U.S. Date Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11am Pacific Co-Host  Kyrio Speakers Tom Tansy, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance Ron Ih, Director, Business Development, Kyrio Security...

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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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Webinar One: Cybersecurity in Solar, an Overview

Cybersecurity and authentication for distributed energy resource networks in the U.S. Date Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11am Pacific Co-Host Kyrio Speakers Tom Tansy, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance Bob Fox, Principal Engineer, SunSpec Alliance Massimiliano Pala, Principal...

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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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California Rule 21: Roadmap to August 22, 2019

Join SunSpec for California Rule 21: Roadmap to August 22, 2019, March 25, 2019 in concert with the Solarplaza, Solar Asset Management NA event in San Francisco. The price for the workshop is $400 which can be attended as a standalone event. Get 15% discount on your...

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SunSpec Alliance Announces Kyrio as Official PKI Provider

The SunSpec Official Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Provider will deliver high-quality digital certificate provisioning services for Distributed Energy Resources. SAN JOSE, CA – February 12, 2019 – SunSpec Alliance, the information standards and certification...

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Solar Asset Management North America

Date March 26-27, 2019 SunSpec Alliance is an official content partner for Solar Asset Management, North America, March 26-27, 2019 in San Francisco. Now in its sixth year, Solar Asset Management NA by Solarplaza is a solar energy conference for professionals who look...

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Solar Standards: What is SunSpec?

Join Tom Tansy of the SunSpec Alliance and Chris Connell, National Tech Sales Advisor for Fronius at this March 13 webinar hosted by CivicSolar related to the Rapid Shutdown protocol and NEC 2017 mandate. They will discuss the importance of standardizing solar...

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Data-in-Flight Cybersecurity Workgroup Kick-off

Date February 13, 2019 9:00 am Pacific This work group is dedicated to cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), led by industry experts from SunSpec Alliance, Sandia National Laboratories and GridSME. The work group will determine security requirements...

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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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Seven SunSpec Alliance Authorized Test Laboratories Announced

SunSpec Certified™ Authorized Test Laboratories address testing requirements inherent in CA Rule 21 and 2017 NEC® data communications functionality. SAN JOSE, CA – January 22, 2019 – SunSpec Alliance, the information standards and certification organization for the...

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