SunSpec Alliance (SunSpec) joined as a member of Energy Web. Today, the two organizations also jointly announced a strategic partnership to co-develop digital standards, protocols, solutions and certifications that support “plug & play” system interoperability for solar PV technologies and battery energy storage. Together, they will recruit energy market players such as grid operators, renewable energy developers and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) providers for projects focusing on the digitization and integration of DERs into the grid. .
SunSpec is a business alliance of approximately 100 solar and storage companies spanning Asia, Europe and North America, including industry heavyweights such as Canadian Solar, LG Electronics, NexTracker, Pika Energy (Generac), Q Cells (Hanwha), Schneider Electric, SMA, Sonnen, Stem, SunPower, Sunrun and Tesla. The partnership will strengthen cooperation between Energy Web and SunSpec’s Blockchain Working Group, while advancing the missions of both organizations. Energy Web’s global ecosystem of grid operators and other energy companies complements SunSpec’s ecosystem of leading renewable energy and DER technology companies.
“SunSpec’s emphasis on plug-and-play interoperability for solar PV and battery energy storage systems and Energy Web’s emphasis on creating a public, open and for the future electrical system are a natural choice,” said Jesse Morris, commercial director responsible for Energie Web. “As power grids around the world become increasingly decentralized with DERs, the kinds of common standards and ‘soft’ infrastructure we are building will help accelerate innovation and adoption towards a low-emission future. of carbon.”
Last year, 115 GWdp of new solar PV capacity came online globally, bringing global installed solar capacity to 627 GW. The latest New Energy Outlook (2019) from Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasts an additional $4.2 trillion in solar energy investment and $843 billion in battery energy storage through 2050. A third of new solar capacity is expected to be distributed PV behind the meter in homes and businesses.
“Distributed solar + storage is the cornerstone of the evolving power system,” added Tom Tansy, president of SunSpec. “As more and more markets move towards a digital smart grid, it is crucial to ensure that solar and storage assets are cyber-secure, have verifiable identities, can participate in energy markets and are “ready”. Ready-to-run as part of an integrated grid system will be crucial. Our partnership with Energy Web is an exciting step in this direction.
SunSpec and Energy Web are currently studying their first joint projects.
About SunSpec: The SunSpec Alliance is a trade alliance of developers, manufacturers, and service providers, who together pursue information standards for the distributed power industry. SunSpec standards address most operational aspects of photovoltaic and other distributed energy power plants on the smart grid – including residential, commercial and utility-scale systems – reducing costs, driving innovation and accelerating industry growth. Nearly 100 organizations are members or business partners of the SunSpec Alliance, including world leaders from Asia, Europe and North America. Membership is open to businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals. For more information about the SunSpec Alliance or to download SunSpec specifications for free, visit www.sunspec.org.
About Energy Web: Energy Web is a global, member-driven, nonprofit accelerating a low-carbon, customer-centric electricity system by unlocking the potential of blockchain and decentralized technologies. EW is focused on our open-source, decentralized digital technology stack – the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) – to enable any device, owned by any customer, to participate in any any energy market.
In mid-2019, EW launched the Energy Web Chain, the world’s first enterprise-grade open-source public blockchain platform, tailored to the industry’s regulatory, operational, and market needs. The EW Chain anchors a broader technology stack known as the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS), a blockchain-plus suite of middleware, toolkits, and other digital solutions to support the energy transition .
EW has also fostered the world’s largest energy blockchain ecosystem, including utilities, grid operators, renewable energy developers, corporate energy buyers, IoT/telecom leaders, etc More than two dozen of these companies host validating nodes for the EW chain. Energy Web has become the leading energy blockchain industry partner and the most respected voice of authority on energy blockchain.
To learn more, please visit httpps://energyweb.org.
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