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So can anyone hack Solar panels? Only if you couldn’t care less

A headline asking the question, “What if the solar energy grid got hacked?” made us sit up and think last week, and we set up a chat with Sectigo, a Certification Authority for a variety of security eco-systems, one of which includes the SunSpec Alliance, a 100-strong trade alliance of solar plus energy storage players. Sectigo (formerly Comodo) has partnered with non-profit Kyrio, itself owned by CableLabs, the R&D arm of US cable firms, which has driven a number of breakthrough standards particularly in broadband (DOCSIS). The main question is how do you have an open eco-system so that 100 plus providers can interact and share in the US Solar economy, and still make sure everything is secure. The answer…

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