The Connect White Paper

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The Connect White Paper

The Connect initiative is defining a universal connector and device-to-device firmware to enable 12V SHS Kit and appliance interoperability.

The Connect White Paper proposes a universal connector and device-to-device firmware guidelines for 12V SHS Kits and appliances. It explores the opportunities and challenges this will create for the Off-Grid Solar (OGS) market. We believe that greater standardisation and enhanced interoperability of OGS products can bring benefits to companies, consumers, and the environment. The Connect Initiative also entails risks and challenges that are highlighted for consideration. Download the paper.

GOGLA fully supports a diverse market and membership, one where Proprietary, Connect Affiliate and Open models exist side by side, and the vertically-integrated and specialist business models flourish. We invite all industry stakeholders to review the White Paper and share your feedback and suggestions to inform the industry journey on interoperability.

GOGLA is inviting all industry stakeholders to review the White Paper and share your feedback and suggestions to inform the industry journey on interoperability. Here are some questions to start:

1. Does the Connect Initiative present a compelling value proposition for your company and the industry? What is the value for your company?

2. How will your customers, supply chain partners and investors react to Connect?

3. What do you feel are the main challenges/ risks of an industry transition to the Connect initiative? Can these be overcome, and how?

4. Would you like to adopt the Connect Technical Guidelines?

5. How can we work together to make this a reality?

Please send your feedback to Drew at d.corbyn@gogla.org before Friday 27th August. We welcome all views, both supportive and critical, and will share the feedback later in the year via the Technology Working Group.

 

Additional Resources:

Listen to our podcast episode | Watch the presentation here

Blog: Six things I learned about interoperability and the off-grid solar market by Tedd George

 

Many thanks to the Efficiency for Access Coalition which provided financial support via UKAID.

                     

 

 

 

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