Hurricane Damage? Wildfire Loss? How Utility Solar Asset Owners Restore Plants After Extreme Weather Damage (Whitepaper)Posted to Solar Support in the Clean Power Professionals Group
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- Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm GMTNov 18, 2020 5:59 pm GMT
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Climate change is giving rise to an increasing number of severe weather events and utility-scale solar plants are more susceptible than ever. Insurance provider GCube found that 50% of all renewable energy claims in North America resulted from weather-related incidents in 2019
Extreme weather events mangle in minutes what had been designed to last decades: Sandstorms in jam particles into delicate equipment; tornadoes rip entire racking systems asunder; wildfires whip across PV plants, melting wires and cables.
What immediate steps can utility PV asset owners and managers take to minimize production and revenue losses after an extreme weather incident?
This whitepaper explores strategies from PV’s leading restoration experts, including:
Best practices in site inspection and project management
Smart salvage plans to avoid unnecessary replacement costs and downtime
Methods to get fast returns through a staggered plan that prioritizes quick recovery
Tips to secure maximum insurance payouts and get the most of out equipment warranty claims
Asset owners and operators can learn actionable strategies to streamline recovery, cut equipment replacement costs, and get plants back to peak performance.
Get real-world examples from Solar Support’s 20+ years of experience restoring damaged systems, like how we saved a hurricane-stricken asset owner $2.5M—and cut recovery time by 16 weeks.
Solar Support has partnered with DEPCOM Power and Power Factor to deliver unparalleled plant recovery experience and know-how. By bringing in its industry-first restoration knowledge early in the process, Solar Support and its partners can help utility PV owners combat force majeure damage.
Download this paper to guide your team’s success in PV restoration and recovery.