SGIP Announces Orange Button Kickoff Meetings July 13 and 14 in San Francisco

SGIP Holds the First Face-to-Face Meetings for the Orange ButtonSM Initiative

Wakefield, Mass., July 12th – SGIP and other solar energy leaders will meet for the Orange Button Kickoff Meetings in San Francisco on July 13 and 14, 2016. In the first face-to-face meetings of the Orange Button initiative, five working groups will convene to craft market requirements for solar data exchanges between systems/parties that will reduce costs.

Day One of the Orange Button Kickoff meeting will be held July 13th at the InterContinental Hotel San Francisco at 4pm. PDT. This will be an opportunity to meet the SunShot Initiative awardees as well as representatives from DOE who will review the Orange Button program as well as a facilitate a question and answer session with solar industry leaders.

Day Two of the Orange Button Kickoff meetings will be convened on July 14th at the Wells Fargo offices in downtown San Francisco from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT.  Over 75 registered companies will participate in the Orange Button Requirements Working Group meetings including: Deployment, Financial, Real Estate, Solar O&M, and Grid Integration. The primary objective of each Orange Button Working Group face-to-face meeting is to define and shape the data standard for transmitting solar data.

“In a few short months, the Orange Button Initiative has over 330 participants and we are eager to kick off our first face-to-face meetings of the Orange Button Working Groups on July 14th in San Francisco,” stated Sharon Allan, SGIP President and CEO. “We have solar industry leaders from banking and specialty finance institutions, solar project developers and solar asset managers and installers, solar project real estate professionals, solar O&M service providers and project developers, as well as electric utilities, ISOs, and regulatory representatives registered for the Orange Button Working Groups. We are confident that we can leverage their collective knowledge and expertise to achieve the objectives of the Orange Button program.”

  • To register for the Orange Button Kickoff Meetings, click here.
  • To learn more about Orange Button, click here.
  • To take the Orange Button Solar Data survey, click here.
  • To learn about the SunShot initiative, click here.



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