Insurance

The view from above: Heliolytics on the evolution of solar site inspection

In this interview Heliolytics CEO Rob Andrews talks about the factors behind the emergence of piloted aerial inspection as the dominant form of site inspection, and also the unique challenges posed by wind damage.

Solar insurance needs to “reset benchmark” with higher loss expectancy

Solar insurance company GCube is suggesting that renewable developers in the United States consider slightly higher loss expectancy in the risk models due to accelerated installation times, newer more complex hardware, O&M budget tightening, and great natural disaster risk.

As corporate renewable energy purchases expand, so do the risks

Rocky Mountain Institute offers insight into five corporate renewable energy procurement risks – price, shape, basis, volume, and operation – and follows with mitigation strategies and tools to widen the discussion within boardrooms.

Insuring the sunrise with Wall Street finance

kWh Analytics and Swiss Re have structured a deal with GCL New Energy and PNC Bank for 50 MW of solar projects financed using the Solar Revenue Put to guarantee 95% of solar generation.

How to install solar power strong enough for a hurricane

The 2017 hurricane season gave analysts at the Rocky Mountain Institute a broad dataset of storm-related solar power plant outcomes, from which they have delivered a list failures and specification for high wind speed survival.

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NABCEP offering three new “specialist” certifications

The PV Design, PV Installer and PV Commissioning and Maintenance Specialist certifications will be available at over 500 U.S. testing sites.

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Vivint Solar securitization gets A- bond rating

Kroll has assigned a portfolio of 37,792 leases, worth $494 million in various revenue streams, a preliminary rating pending a sale to the marketplace.

Meteorology matters: An interview with Vaisala’s Gwendalyn Bender

Interview: Financiers are cautious. They would rather not finance a project than risk their investment in betting on the weather. As a result, many promising projects are not realized. Gwendalyn Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services explains how to reduce uncertainty and improve financing probabilities and conditions.

8point3 Energy Partners delivers strong & steady Q3 results

Sunpower and First Solar’s joint yieldco beat guidance this quarter, while announcing a significant acquisition and $250 million in additional credit.

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