Greetings!

Building on a reputation for excellence earned over 11 years of developing data communication and cybersecurity standards for solar PV and storage systems, the SunSpec Alliance is now also a marketing platform.

For the past six months, SunSpec and 15 SunSpec-member companies have pooled resources and worked together to promote SunSpec Rapid Shutdown Certified products as interoperable, plug-and-play solutions to meet safety requirements mandated in the 2017 National Electrical code. Nearly every week, at least one SunSpec-member company has been featured in a news article, referenced in a podcast, appeared in social media, or performed in a webinar to highlight the value of SunSpec Certified interoperability solutions.

In the DER system-to-utility communication space, other SunSpec-member companies have teamed up to deliver complete solutions. The latest example is the Obvius/OpenEGrid SunSpec-Modbus-to-IEEE-2030.5 solution described in Member News below.

SunSpec itself is also in partnering mode. We are happy to announce that our relationship with the MESA Alliance now includes SunSpec Certification for containerized energy storage. This is a strategic move for SunSpec as it allows SunSpec members to participate in "front-of-the-meter" and utility-scale applications. On the security front, we've teamed up with Energy Web Foundation to advance energy blockchain standards like the one being developed in the SunSpec Blockchain Workgroup. Finally, in some late-breaking news, we are happy to announce our partnership with the Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA) and our participation in the SunCast PR event in October.

As you make plans for 2021, please consider SunSpec as your marketing partner. Please put us in touch with your marketing team so that we can help them take advantage of your member benefits (including placing stories in this newsletter at no charge--it reaches an audience of 10,000+!) and grow the market for your company's products and services.

Thanks again for your participation and support,
Tom Tansy
Chairman
SunSpec Alliance
SunSpec Rapid Shutdown in the Media
Since its launch in May 2020, the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown PR initiative has secured media placements in leading trade publications, further solidifying the ubiquity and authority of the SunSpec standardized solution for rapid shutdown data communication requirements. View past articles and podcasts here, or visit rapidshutdown.sunspec.org to learn more.
News from the SunSpec Alliance
Read the latest news from the SunSpec Ecosystem including new partnerships, media coverage, and industry announcements.
Fall 2020 SunSpec Cyberguardians Course Catalog

All new SunSpec Cyberguardians courses for Fall 2020 are now open for registration through UC San Diego Extension. Members of the SunSpec Alliance will receive a 20% discount on standard course pricing and military veterans are eligible for scholarships.

To receive your discount or scholarship, inquire about becoming a Member of the Alliance, or join SunSpec Cyberguardians, contact us below!
News from Members of the SunSpec Alliance
As a Member of the SunSpec Alliance, your news and updates are valuable to the SunSpec ecosystem. We invite all Members to submit press releases, events, and news updates to us via the Member Portal on our website. We will do our best to promote relevant items through our channels and media outlets in hopes of growing the ecosystem and expanding the Distributed Energy industry.
Obvius, a Leviton company and a leading provider of data acquisition solutions, announced today their partnership with OpenEGrid to provide a California Rule 21 compliant, site ready, integrated hardware solution. Solar Asset owners can now leverage the portfolio security and independence of Obvius IDAS solutions, while fulfilling California Public Utilities Commission’s industry leading smart grid initiatives.
We are proud to welcome three new Members to the SunSpec Alliance this month!
SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. They are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, they operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
Chint Power Systems
Chint Power Systems (CPS) America, is a subsidiary of the Chint Group. CPS America was founded in Texas in 2009 and its operating headquarters is in Pomona, California. CPS is the USA market leader for 3-phase string inverters with over 4GW shipped in North America.
EPC Power
EPC Power is driven by a passion to develop and manufacture only the highest quality grid-scale power converters available today. They manufacture 250 kW to 6 MW DC/AC inverters as well as DC/DC converters; all designed and manufactured in the USA. 

SUNSPEC MODBUS CERTIFIED PRODUCTS
Certificate Number: SM-000007
Manufacturer: Deye
Profile: Inverter
Products: SUN

SUNSPEC 2030.5 CSIP CERTIFIED PRODUCTS
Certificate Number: CS-000024
Manufacturer: Sonnen GmbH
Profile: Client
Products: Sonnen eco, Sonnen ecoLinx

Upcoming SunSpec Work Groups

Attention SunSpec Members! Gain access to valuable information by joining a SunSpec Work Group. Upcoming Work Group Meetings include:

If you are not a SunSpec Alliance member but would like to participate in our work groups, consider joining and help us shape interoperability specifications for the DER industry!
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