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The Orange Button ‘gridvolution’: A critical tool for taking the energy transition digital

Two months ago at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, decarbonization captured most of the headlines—and for good reason. California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that state, local and business leadership is driving the United States toward its 2025 goals for the United Nations’ Paris climate accord... read more

Industry leaders participating in BayWa's well-attended panel: Key Pillars of Running a Healthy Solar Business, September 26, 2018.

Jan Rippingale, Blu Banyan CTO, speaking at the SunSpec Alliance technology leadership event, Gridvolution: The Electricity Grid in Evolution, part of the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco, 12-14 September 2018.

SunSpec brought together key Distributed Energy Resource leaders to address the practical requirements of digital transformation, including the interoperability of energy asset data, using communications standards that leverage the Orange Button taxonomy and open-source code bases.

Panel themes included:

SEPA: Software Developers Can Build Out Project Data Standards with Orange Button Working Group
Jan Rippingale, co-founder of Blu Banyan and leader of the first Orange Button working group

The April 2018 launch of the Orange Button data standard marked an important milestone in the solar industry’s path to drive down project costs. But the Orange Button initiative has further to go, beginning with a transition from the current standard to... read more

Blu Banyan recognized by CIOReview as one of 20 Most Promising NetSuite Solution Providers of 2018
Read the interview with Blu Banyan CTO Jan Rippingale

Blu Banyan is a rising NetSuite solution provider and developer team that seeks to promote enhanced productivity and profitability through data-driven decision making. Their mission is to accelerate client success through product and service innovation... read more

The Problem With Plugging In
The solar software conversation no one wants to have, but everyone needs

There are a lot of powerful software tools out there with robust interfaces, numerous tool integrations, mobile apps, and more. It often seems like you can just plug your company in and let the software work its magic. So I was prepared in this interview for a discussion of different software... read more


Gridvolution: SunSpec Solar and Storage Finance Summit

September 12, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn - Cupertino, CA

Join us at Gridvolution and learn how Blu Banyan is supporting the DOE sponsored Orange Button initiative to streamline data exchange in the solar industry

Gridvolution, a Global Climate Action Summit affiliated event, showcases high level stakeholders shaping the digital energy DER ecosystem. Senior executives will address opportunities in four major sectors of the digital energy grid, then weave them together as leaders envision the future taking shape in California today... read more

For more information, view the official press release including panelist quotes here.

Solar Power International

September 24-27, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA

Join us at SPI to learn how SolarSuccess, the premiere business management solution for Solar Installers, can help take your company to the next level

Intersolar and ees North America

July 10-12, 2018
Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA

Join us at Intersolar

SunSpec Orange Button Developer's Conference

April 19, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn - Cupertino, CA

Blu Banyan CTO Jan Rippingale to present at the conference. Conference Agenda


April 23-26, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Join us at SuiteWorld 2018