Solar Technology and the Insurance Industry: Issues and Applications

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    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. Solar technology can be used in underwriting, claims, catastrophe response, loss control, and risk management. This report will address the above 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 and offer suggestions onhow to collaborate with the utility industry and how to develop educational programs for business and consumers.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages20
    StatePublished - 1999

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-520-26490


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