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Get Ready for the Countdown to UL 1741 Certification: The Deadline is Approaching

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) reported that U.S. states with substantial DER markets will mandate product compliance starting as soon as mid-2022. For smart inverter manufacturers, this marks a 12-month countdown to complete IEEE 1547 testing and achieve UL 1741 SB certification. 

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Introducing Phase 1 of the SunSpec Cybersecurity Certification Program

The first step of a comprehensive cybersecurity certification program that will help secure the distributed energy grid. Distributed energy is a major component of our energy future, giving us cleaner and more diverse energy sources and a more resilient grid. However,...

Responsible Cybersecurity Vulnerability Disclosure Practices for the DER Industry.

Responsible Cybersecurity Vulnerability Disclosure Practices for the DER Industry Abstract Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of reporting security flaws in computer software or hardware. Security researchers and others examine software and hardware products...


Introducing Incident Command System for Industrial Control Systems (ICS4ICS) This presentation will provide a brief overview of the Incident Command System for Industrial Control System processes and describe how the ICS4ICS Exercises are being performed with asset...

SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Webinar

Unlocking a Non-Invasive Dimension for Cybersecurity of DERs Increased cyber intrusions across the globe have prioritized cybersecurity enhancements for DERs. To this end, one of the prominent underlying cybersecurity design challenges for DERs is that the...

Patent Office Invalidates Tigo Energy, Inc.’s Patent Claims

Patent Office Invalidates Tigo Energy, Inc.’s Patent Claims in Response to SunSpec Alliance IPR Challenge SAN JOSE, CA – January 30, 2023 – The SunSpec Alliance, the open information standards  and certification organization for the Distributed Energy Resources (DER)...

Position Opening: Director of Member Services

The SunSpec Alliance is hiring a new Director of Member Services. This position became available when the previous director was promoted to Executive Director. The individual in this role will be a partner to the Executive Director on virtually all aspects of the...

SunSpec Alliance Webinar: 2023 Work Group Project Road Map

We will discuss the 2023 SunSpec Work Group Roadmap to recruit expert contributors for the next phase of DER standards development. When: Tue, January 31, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PSTWhere: Online The SunSpec Alliance, and the over 170 Contributing Members that...

SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Webinar

Using artificial intelligence to provide situational awareness and determine the cyber-physical impacts on DER networks. When: Thu, January 26, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST Where: Online Ransomware attack and forensics on DER inverters Abstract Ransomware attacks are...

Announcement: Sunspec Alliance Membership Dues Increase! 

Dear Members and prospective Members!  Starting April 2023, the price of Contributing Membership will increase from $4,000 to $5,000 per year. SunSpec is updating our annual membership fee to bring you more great services. With this change, SunSpec is expanding the...


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