Data Standards

The SunSpec Alliance is a trade alliance of over 70 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants, together pursuing information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. SunSpec standards address operational aspects of solar PV power and energy storage plants on the smart grid—including residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems - thus reducing cost, promoting technology innovation, and accelerating industry growth.

SunSpec is leading the effort to create data exchange standards to enable industry adoption. These standards will enable free flow of data between commercial software products that addresses the solar asset lifecycle, reduce project soft costs to facilitate solar market growth and expansion, and accelerate development of interoperable solutions at low costs. SunSpec’s standards work will result in:

The five focus areas SunSpec is focusing on for data standards development include: