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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.

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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...

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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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...

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: Full release notes are available under the ‘releases’ section. In...

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