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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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Coverage Discussion: Business Interruption

Posted on June 26, 2014

As owners and operators look to increase efficiency and reduce costs, the event of an unplanned outage can stop all of those plans dead in their tracks. Business Interruption (BI) coverage is one means of risk mitigation, and a comprehensive policy can offer financial protection, should unanticipated downtime occur. However it is something of a…

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Interview with an Underwriter: 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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Message from GCube Insurance Services
President, John McLane

Posted on June 26, 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of The Renewable Insight. This is shaping up to be a critical year for the renewable energy industry and insurers supporting it. There are a growing number of insurers interested in writing renewable risks. GCube has added several new capital providers on our “slip” this year…

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