Solar technology and the insurance industry: Issues and applications

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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 reduce the 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 ... continued below

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Deering, A. & Thornton, J. P. July 1, 1999.

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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 reduce the 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 on how to collaborate with the utility industry and how to develop educational programs for business and consumers.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 27 Apr 1999; PBD: 27 Apr 1999

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  • Other: DE00007137
  • Report No.: NREL/TP-520-26490
  • Report No.: ON: DE00007137
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/7137 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7137
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711529

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Deering, A. & Thornton, J. P. Solar technology and the insurance industry: Issues and applications, report, July 1, 1999; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711529/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.