Sunspec at re+ in Las Vegas

Event #1

Unleashing the Power of Customer DERs: Achieving Grid Stability through Connectivity
Session Date: Thursday September 14, 2023
Session Time: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Theater Location: Industry Trends, Booth #157, Sands Expo, Level 2

Session Description: The potential to connect to customer DERs over the internet is revolutionizing the energy landscape. By enabling the management of grid frequency, power quality, and stability issues, this newly accessible technology is a game changer for utilities and aggregators. But is it safe and reliable? There are three essential components of a robust end-to-end system: DER management software, secure communications protocol, and cost-effective customer DER integration. In this conversation, presenters will share insights from real-world installations and demonstrate how the convergence of customer DERs with internet connectivity can effectively address grid stability challenges in the face of increased renewables.

Expo Hall Speaker:  Joe Sullivan – Head of Sales , PXiSE Energy Solutions

Expo Hall Speaker:  Tom Tansy – Chairman, SunSpec Alliance

Expo Hall Speaker:  Prasanth Gopalakrishnan – CEO, ASE / Kalkitech

Event #2

Securing Solar for the Grid (S2G): Cybersecurity for Solar Systems
Tom Tansy is a panelist on this one.

Time: Thursday, September 14, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM  

Location: Veronese 2401A, Level 2, The Venetian

This one-day workshop will convene four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories—Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories—and industry to discuss the progress made in the Fiscal Year 2023 Securing Solar for the Grid (S2G) project and strategies to mitigate cybersecurity challenges in solar photovoltaics and distributed energy resources. This workshop will include a series of panels with presentations and Q&A from the DOE labs and industry, and open discussions to answer industry questions.

Event #3

SolarAPP+: What the Industry Can Do to Help

SunSpec’s Orange Button and AHJ Registry are key elements of the SolarAPP+ technology foundation

Time: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM  

Location: SEIA Booth #1, Level 2, Venetian Expo Hall

SolarAPP+ has taken off in California and has seen small successes in 8 other states. In order for the industry to get the most out of this streamlined permitting process we need additional support. Join Stephen Pope, SEIA’s SolarAPP+ Outeach Manager to discuss what any of us can do to help spread the word about how SolarAPP+ can help in the jurisdictions we do business in.

Target audience: Installers, Contractors, Developers, Permitting staff, C-suite, AHJ’s (Authorities Having Jurisdiction)

Event #4

SolarAPP+: Residential Solar Permitting Re-imagined

SunSpec’s Orange Button and AHJ Registry are key elements of the SolarAPP+ technology foundation

Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM  

Location: Industry Trends, Booth #157, Level 2, Venetian Expo Hall

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