17 Apr '18, 11am

Energy Production Insurance for Your Solar Project, From Swiss RE and kWh Analytics

Energy Production Insurance for Your Solar Project, From Swiss RE and kWh Analytics

A new insurance product from kWh Analytics guarantees up to 95 percent of forecasted energy production for asolar plant, providing security for solar developers in a regulatory environment where it’s been scarce. The “solar revenue put” offers backing for a project that makes lending debt less risky for banks. Using its solar asset database, kWh Analytics assesses performance for a given project, setting expected output and putting a price on the risk. If a solar farm doesn’t reach that agreed upon output, the insurer pays for the difference. "This product pays for itself because you're able to unlock so much more debt and get the banks so much more comfortable with these assets," said Richard Matsui, CEO and founder of kWh Analytics. "It allows the banks to feel good and come through." With the new partnership, global insurer Swiss RE Corporate Solutions will keep risk fr...

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