Applications of Solar Technology for Catastrophe Response, Claims Management, and Loss Prevention

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Abstract

Today's insurance industry strongly emphasizes developing cost-effective hazard mitigation programs, increasing and retaining commercial and residential customers through better service, educating customers on their exposure and vulnerabilities to natural disasters, collaborating with government agencies and emergency management organizations, and exploring the use of new technologies to reducethe financial impact of disasters. In June of 1998, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII) sponsored a seminar titled, 'Solar Technology and the Insurance Industry.' Presentations were made by insurance company representatives, insurance trade groups, government and state emergency management organizations, and technologyspecialists. The meeting was attended by insurers, brokers, emergency managers, and consultants from more than 25 U.S. companies. Leading insurers from the personal line and commercial carriers were shown how solar technology can be used in underwriting, claims, catastrophe response, loss control, and risk management. Attendees requested a follow-up report on solar technology, cost, andapplications in disasters, including suggestions on how to collaborate with the utility industry and how to develop educational programs for business and consumers. This report will address these issues, with an emphasis on pre-disaster planning and mitigation alternatives. It will also discuss how energy efficiency and renewable technologies can contribute to reducing insurance losses.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 1999
EventPresented to the Virtual Insurance Company Panel of the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII), Joint Claims Committee Meeting - Brazelton, Georgia
Duration: 18 Feb 199918 Feb 1999

Conference

ConferencePresented to the Virtual Insurance Company Panel of the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII), Joint Claims Committee Meeting
CityBrazelton, Georgia
Period18/02/9918/02/99

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-25866

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