Orange Button

The solar industry’s Orange Button translation service

Instantly translate your data into the new Orange Button data standard.
Download our Excel templates, fill it in with your own data, and re-upload to translate your data into the Orange Button format.
These files will be usable by other Orange Button compliant data consumers.
Additional Resources

Orange Button homepage

Orange Button Slack


Orange Button Taxonomy Viewer
(Account signup required)

Orange Button, an initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), is meant to develop the critical infrastructure needed to facilitate transmission of solar-related data between developers, investors, and other key stakeholders. Following the links below, you can find more information on the Orange Button program, access the full dictionary, and learn more about the Orange Button formats that are built on the XBRL taxonomy.

Orange Button Translate is a proof of concept software that allows any stakeholder with solar operating data to utilize the new data formats. It offers an introduction to the data dictionaries available to the industry. Orange Button, currently being evaluated by major solar financial institutions as a tool to accelerate the underwriting and reporting practices found throughout the industry, is anticipated to be the new standard in solar data handling. kWh Analytics, as the leading provider of risk management services, is proud to support these efforts.

As the culmination of a muti-year award, we are appreciative of the collaboration and support provided by all industry stakeholders. Particular thanks must go to SunSpec Alliance SEPA, NREL, and the Department of Energy for their efforts on this project.

If you have any questions, recommendations, concerns, or simply want to join the effort, we encourage you to join the Orange Button Slack community at the link above, or email us at, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Use of the Orange Button Translate beta software is subject to the End User License Agreement and you agree to these provisions by entering the site.