In this pv magazine Webinar, we will examine how solar project hail risk is increasing due to a perfect storm of market and technology changes. On the technology front, PV modules are becoming less hail-resistant over time as manufacturers push the value-engineering envelope with larger format products and thinner front glass. Meanwhile, development is increasing in Texas and other hail-prone regions. Fielding less hail-resistant modules in more hail-prone locations requires better risk mitigation practices and rational insurance premiums.
Comparative hail risk assessments are imperative in the context of utility-scale PV project finance and insurance. Due to the large value of solar project hail losses, today’s insurance market is characterized by high premiums and significant coverage limitations.
In this webinar, we will share lessons learned about and best practices for identifying, quantifying, and mitigating severe hail risk based on project location and fielded technology. Moreover, we will discuss the challenges associated with communicating this information to the project finance and insurance communities.
Joining us for discussion and insights, the speakers will be Cherif Kedir, CEO and president, RETC, John Sedgwick, president, VDE Americas, and Sara Kane, executive vice president, CAC Specialty.
pv magazine Webinar content:
- Overview hail durability testing
- Identify and quantify site-specific hail risks
- Examine effective hail insurance solutions
Questions can be submitted beforehand in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the live webinar. Ryan Kennedy, editor at pv magazine USA, will be the moderator of this webinar.
Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.