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Coverage Discussion: Earthquake Coverage

Posted on September 16, 2014

It’s not a matter of if but when another major U.S. earthquake will occur, so it’s time to gain a greater understanding of your customer’s, and your own exposure to earthquake risk This was going to be the beginning of this article and just before it went to print, Napa Valley was hit hard! Early estimates on…

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New Product Offering Announcement: O&M Cost Cap

Posted on September 16, 2014

As wind farm operators look for ways to manage their operational budgets as their turbine fleet ages and falls out of warranty, many are looking to the insurance industry to help control the spiraling costs of unforeseen repairs and maintenance. GCube is pleased to announce a new offering to address this situation through its O&M Cost…

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Sr. Claims Representative

Posted on September 9, 2014

Responsible for managing North American property claims from initial claim notification and determination of coverage through to settlement of claim. Includes but not limited; to set up of client file, coordinate appointments for adjusters/3rd party experts, evaluate and write reports, communicate updates with client/broker, update internal processing systems and ensure timely disbursement of funds. Demonstrates……

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Rethinking Repairs: Looking Beyond OEMS

Posted on July 1, 2014

Renewable energy claims submissions very often only provide a single quote for repairs.  It’s an exclusive quote that’s provided by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Outside of the renewable energy sector, such a submission would be considered inadequate.  After all, it is generally accepted that multiple quotations must be provided in order to ensure that……

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Power from the Ground Up: Insuring Geothermal Energy

Posted on June 26, 2014

Geothermal energy has, historically, only been possible to exploit near the boundaries of tectonic plates. Recent technological developments now allow this energy resource to be developed more broadly than previously anticipated. The result has been that geothermal energy is now produced in 24 countries and is expected to reach a worldwide generating capacity of…

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Renewable Energy Highlight: BioMass

Posted on June 26, 2014

North American biomass generation is poised for major growth, as encouraging new legislation looks set to enable the US and Canadian markets to make the most of significant feedstock and resources. In order for this potential to be realized, ongoing research and development into an expanding technology base and maintaining access to affordable financing will……

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US Solar Market: Sam Walsh

Posted on June 26, 2014

With over 10% of the world’s operational PV and CSP installations deployed in the U.S, the solar market has enormous potential. Over the past three years, we have seen a diverse technology base begin to consolidate and competition widen the gap between the successful and the obsolete. While that process is not yet finished, we……

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Loss Control Engineering Inspections

Posted on June 26, 2014

The biofuels market is poised for continued long-term growth. Newly developed processing technologies will be leveraged to produce an increasing array of transportation fuels as well as an expanded variety of bulk and specialty chemicals. However, as this technology base expands, operator/owners must grow accustomed to managing new operational risks. Loss control auditing……

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GCube Writes Battery Energy Storage

Posted on June 26, 2014

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Political Risk: Safeguarding Investments in New Markets

Posted on June 26, 2014

With the renewable energy industry moving out of traditional growth areas and into emerging markets in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and central Asia, pioneering developers are looking to take advantage of investment opportunities in this new global market. However, as ongoing unrest in Northern Africa and recent upheavals in the Crimea……

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