Distributed Energy Resources



Distributed Energy Resources

Standards & Specifications


Distributed Energy Resources


Latest SunSpec News

SunSpec Alliance Advances Security for Distributed Energy Resource Systems

Creates Blockchain Work Group to protect security credentials The SunSpec Alliance and members Doosan Gridtech, Kitu Systems, and Wivity announced...

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...

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SunSpec Alliance

The SunSpec Alliance is an alliance of over 100 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants, together pursuing information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. SunSpec standards address operational aspects of solar PV power and energy storage plants on the smart grid—including residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems—thus reducing cost, promoting technology innovation, and accelerating industry growth.

Upcoming Classes & Events

  1. Winter 2020: Secure Communication Networking for Distributed Energy Resources

    January 14 - March 14
  2. SunSpec Modbus Work Group

    February 20 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
  3. SunSpec Featured Briefing: Modbus Support for IEEE 1547 DER

    February 20 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
  4. SunSpec Modbus Work Group

    February 27 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
  5. SunSpec / Sandia DER Cybersecurity Work Group

    February 27 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Media Coverage

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...

SunSpec News

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...

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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