Mersen Joins the SunSpec Alliance

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 comprised of:

Components vendors (inverters, PV panels, string combiners, monitoring hardware, trackers, environmental sensors, and balance-of-system components)
Networking, software, computer hardware companies
Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) 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.’

For additional information about the SunSpec Alliance, visit For more information and resources on Mersen’s solar power electrical protection solutions, visit

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.