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April Update

Orange Button Launch

I’m pleased to announce that the Orange Button initiative, part of theU.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has officially launched.  SGIP won the award to lead a 24-month stakeholder and engagement management project focused on identifying inefficiencies in the way data is utilized across the solar industry in the solar project lifecycle. By harmonizing and refining solar industry data models, the goal of the program is to reduce soft costs of solar project costs encouraging broader solar adoption.

We’ll do this in Phase I by conducting a large and targeted outreach campaign across the solar industry to convene participants to perform

requirements gathering and definition.  The SunSpec Alliance and kWh Analytics will use those requirements to build harmonized solar asset data models and then develop and deploy a solar data exchange.