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.
- 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