March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Wednesday, March 7 • 11:40am - 12:10pm
Building an Open Source Community for Distributed Energy - Thomas Tansy, SunSpec Alliance

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The architecture of the world's energy grids is quickly evolving from highly centralized to highly distributed. As the transformation occurs, the communities of interest and domains that are affected--homes, office buildings, campuses, utility-scale generation, vehicles, photovoltaics, energy storage, finance, operations, regulatory compliance, energy markets, etc.--are coming to realize that open source and Internet technology can have a transformational effect. Accordingly, individuals from across the spectrum and across the globe are searching for solutions and asking these questions: Where can I them? What is the quality of each offering? How well aligned are solutions with relevant standards? How do I know if the code is safe to use or if my needs will be addressed? What will the future architecture look like? These are to topics and questions that will be addressed in this session.


Thomas Tansy

Chairman, SunSpec Alliance
Tom Tansy is Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance (www.sunspec.org) where he leads the distributed energy industry's efforts to establish data and communication standards that enable seamless integration of solar PV and storage into the Smart Grid. Tom previously served as a board member for the Solar Energy Finance Association, as General Manager and Vice President of Business Development for Power-One (now part of ABB) and helped start electric vehicle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/.The SunSpec Alliance has more than 100 stakeholders across the globe, including leading fleet operators, component suppliers, software developers, and utilities. SunSpec’s areas of focus include grid integration, finance data interchange... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Pavilion Theater