2017 WEBINARS

Orange Button Year Two Update Webinar – March 23, 2017

Please join Orange Button leaders SGIP and SunSpec Alliance as they provide an update on Year Two Orange Button plans including information about working group meetings, key Orange Button deliverables and timelines, upcoming events, and work currently underway.
Leaders from the SunSpec Alliance led Orange Button Technical Working Groups will also give an overview of the draft Orange Button data taxonomy that has been developed so far.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

• Year Two program outline
• What will the program deliver in Year Two and when
• How to access the deliverables of the program
• How to contribute to the Orange Button taxonomy development & review
• How Orange Button is being showcased

WHEN?

Thursday, March, 23, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EST

SPEAKER PANEL:

Aaron Smallwood, Vice President, Technology – SGIP
Tom Tansy, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance
Cliff Hansen, PhD, Technical Lead, Sandia National Labs
Skip Dise, Lead Product Manager, Clean Power Research
Raymond Kaiser, Director of Energy Management Systems, Amzur Technologies

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Department of Energy’s Orange Button  Project for Solar Financing & Data Standards Webinar – January 18, 2017

The U.S. solar energy industry reached 31.6 gigawatts of total installed capacity in Q2 2016, enough to power 6.2 million American homes, and is on pace to nearly double in size in 2016.  The dramatic amount of production and development means a significant amount of data must be communicated between developers, investors, utilities and others involved in building and financing these projects.  Data standards present a big opportunity to help the Department of Energy (DOE) meet its goal of bringing the cost of solar energy in line with other forms of electricity.  Their “Orange Button” initiative aims to do just that by creating unified data standards to help the solar industry reduce market inefficiencies and lower costs for consumers.

Attend this one-hour program to find out what Orange Button is and how the solar industry is working with the XBRL standard to drive down costs and reduce the burden on businesses and financial institutions in renewable energy projects.

WHEN?

Wednesday, January, 18, 2017, 3:00 p.m. EST

SPEAKER PANEL:

Daniel Boff, Analyst –  Sunshot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy
Tom Tansy, Chairman, Sunspec Alliance
Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US
Michelle Savage, Vice President, Communication, XBRL US

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2016 WEBINARS

Orange Button Webinar – August 30, 2016

Orange Button Program Update

Please join this public webinar as Orange Button leaders provide a program update and discuss progress made towards standardizing solar data and reducing soft costs. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative, Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain from origination to decommissioning. SGIP, the SunSpec Alliance, NREL, and kWh Analytics are collaborating with solar industry participants to deliver the Orange Button initiative. The program had its formal kickoff at Intersolar in July and is now underway. Please join Aaron Smallwood of SGIP and Anil Pochiraju from the SunSpec Alliance as they review the Orange Button program’s structure and objectives, and provide a view into current activities and the work of the Orange Button Requirements and Technical Working Groups.

WHEN?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. EST

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Anyone interested in solar data standards and the Orange Button initiative
  • Anyone involved in the lifecycle of a solar project:

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Orange Button program overview
  • Recent program milestones and deliverables
  • Status of Orange Button Requirements and Technical Working Groups
  • Orange Button next steps and how to register to participate in the Orange Button program.

SPEAKER PANEL:

Aaron Smallwood, Director of Technology Operations, SGIP

Anil Pochiraju, Director of Products & Projects at SunSpec Alliance

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Orange Button Webinar – May 26, 2016

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative, Orange Button  supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain from origination to decommissioning.

In this webinar, Orange Button leaders provide an overview and details about the goals and objectives of the 24 month program.

AUDIENCE

  • Anyone interested in solar data standards and the Orange Button initiative
  • Anyone involved in the lifecycle of a solar project:
    • Energy industry leaders
    • Solar project developers, engineers, & solar asset installers
    • Solar asset managers
    • Solar financiers and investment professionals
    • Professionals knowledgeable in real estate for solar projects
    • Solar O&M service providers
    • Electric utilities & ISOs

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Learn about Orange Button and how to make it work for you
  • Meet the Orange Button Team
  • Learn about Orange Button Strategy and Business Requirements Working Groups including: Deployment, Financial, Real Estate, Solar O&M, and Grid Integration.
  • Learn about Orange Button next steps and how to register for the Orange Button Working Groups.

Date: May 26th, 2016
Time: approx. 1 hour
Presenters: Aaron Smallwood, Tom Tansy, Jason Kaminsky, Kristen Ardani

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