The SunSpec Alliance is dedicated to establishing information standards for renewable energy. Its mission is to "accelerate the growth of the renewable energy industry by driving data- and communications-interoperability standards." The alliance is also working to "create a common language that renewable energy component manufacturers can use to achieve plug-and-play interoperability between the components and management systems that make up renewable energy power generation systems."
SunSpec is consists of:
- Components vendors (inverters, PV panels, string combiners, monitoring hardware, trackers, environmental sensors, and balance-of-system components)
- Networking, software, and computer hardware companies
- Engineering procurement construction firms
- System integrators
- Financial institutions
- Regulatory agencies
- Energy consumers
"Mersen is thrilled to be a part of the SunSpec Alliance," states Stephen Colvin, VP of Marketing. "Mersen has been at the forefront of developing electrical protection solutions for the solar power industry. We're delighted to be part of the body developing interoperability standards for solar power."
Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, is worldwide expert in high-performance materials for extreme environments and in the reliability and safety of electrical installations. Drawing on a century of experience—and an ongoing commitment to critical research in electrical safety— it provides industrial, commercial, and OEM customers with innovative products and unsurpassed technical support.
The electrical and circuit protection division provides a comprehensive line of current-limiting fuses (low voltage, general purpose, medium voltage, semiconductor, miniature and glass, and special purpose) and accessories, fuse blocks and holders, power distribution blocks, low-voltage disconnect switches, surge protection, high-power switches, heatsinks, thermal management, and more. Amp-Trap High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, TPMOV Technology, and the SmartSpot open-fuse indicator are a few of the company's latest innovations. For more information, call 978-462-6662.