Overview: The SunSpec Alliance is a trade alliance of solar photovoltaic industry participants pursuing information standards for the renewable energy industry. SunSpec standards address operational aspects of PV power plants on the smart grid—including residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems— reducing cost, promoting technology innovation, and accelerating industry growth. With over 60 members, the purpose of the Alliance is to: enable growth of the renewable energy market worldwide by defining open interface standards for the renewable energy industry; making appropriate use of standards created by other standards bodies, agencies, and associations wherever possible; promote the ratification, approval, and adoption of such specifications; establishing certification guidelines and procedures to ensure compatibility and interoperability; provide a forum and environment where members can meet ro define and publish recommendations; and educate the business, regulatory, and consumer communities as to the value, benefits, and applications for such a standard in consumer and commercial products and services through public statements, publications, trade shows demonstrations, seminar sponsor-ships and other programs established by the SunSpec Alliance.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.sunspec.org/specification/
IPR Policy: See Section 5, available at: http://www.sunspec.org/sunspec-alliance-membership-agreement/
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: October 15, 2013