SunSpec Alliance & Energy Web Partner on “Plug & Play” solar + storage solutions


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.

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