Items tagged with "solar"

SunSpec Alliance and XBRL US Announce Public Review of Orange Button Solar Data Standards

Investors, developers, software providers are encouraged to participate SunSpec Alliance and XBRL US announced today the launch of a 30-day public review period for the initial draft of Orange Button data standards for solar financing. The digital dictionary of terms, called a taxonomy, was developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s […more]

Orange Button Taxonomy

This taxonomy was developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Orange ButtonSM program, that aims to make it easier to aggregate and share solar data, facilitating more efficient and cost-effective financing of distributed energy projects. SunSpec Alliance heads the Orange Button project team that is tasked with establishing an open, easy-to-adopt, […more]

Orange Button Taxonomy Public Review

Tuesday, September 12 - Friday, October 13, 2017
XBRL US Public Review
Review taxonomy details

Developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Orange Button program, this taxonomy aims to make it easier to aggregate and share solar data for more efficient and cost-effective financing of distributed energy projects.

All interested parties are encouraged to review and provide feedback before the initial 30-day public review period closes October 13, 2017.


Orange Button Public Review Terms & Conditions

In order to provide comments that will be considered by XBRL US as part of the Public Review process for the Solar Financing Taxonomy, you must agree to terms and conditions for public comment. By completing the form below with valid name and email information and clicking “I agree to the terms for public review […more]

Solar Industry Stakeholders: Participate in Orange Button Taxonomy Public Review

1:00 PM EDT Wednesday, September 27, 2017
XBRL US Webinar
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Attend this one-hour session to learn about the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission to reduce the soft costs of solar financing by streamlining data collection and analysis through standards. Find out how you can participate in developing the solar data standards that will become the industry norm. The Orange Button Taxonomy is a digital dictionary of […more]

Newsletter for the Business Reporting Standard

August 2017   Regulatory & Legislative News IASB Published Proposed Changes to IFRS Taxonomy for Public Review SEC Publishes Public Company Datasets, Now Including Notes SEC Posts Further Guidance on Signage in XBRL Tagging XBRL US News XBRL Investor Forum: Smart Data, Better Results, Set for November 1, New York City Data Quality Committee (DQC) […more]

June 2017 Newsletter

June 2017   Regulatory & Legislative News FASB Publishes Invitation to Comment on Effectiveness of US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy SEC Extends Deadline for Comment Letters on Industry Guide 3 (Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies) XBRL US News XBRL Achievements Program Helps Identify XBRL Skillsets New Case Study Published: How Little Companies Get Big, […more]

What can the solar industry learn from the grocery business?

Jonathan Previtali, Vice President, Environmental Finance Group, Wells Fargo and Michelle Savage, Vice President, Communication, XBRL US

In 1974, the first Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned in Troy, Ohio, automating what had been a manual process for recording sales. The first item scanned was a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum. The UPC revolutionized the retail grocery business, using technology standards to wring costs out of a process that required the collection of massive amounts of data.

Dept of Energy Orange Button: Data Standards in Solar Financing

3:00 PM EDT Wednesday, January 18, 2017
XBRL US Webinar
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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. This webinar will present the Dept of Energy plan to reduce solar financing costs and bring down the consumer cost of renewable energy by creating unified data standards. Find out how the XBRL standard for solar financing is being developed.

Standards for More Efficiency in Solar Finance

3:00 PM EDT Wednesday, June 28, 2017
XBRL US Webinar
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A Government/Industry Collaboration
Project finance is an effective financing tool for long-term infrastructure industry projects, and is used extensively to fund solar installations. Learn how the U.S. Department of Energy, in collaboration with the solar and investment industry, supports data standards to lower the soft costs of solar financing through a program called Orange Button.