Moderator: Michael Eyman, Managing Director, Origis Services
Guest: Kevin Christy, Head of Innovation & Operational Excellence–Americas, Lightsource b
What the Hail? Mitigating Hail Damage on Large Scale Solar – Episode 9 of Power Players by Origis®
In October 2021, solar industry veteran Kevin Christy put out a challenge for the industry to increase collaboration in solar hail damage mitigation: “It’s become increasingly clear that extreme weather, such as severe hailstorms, has the potential to drag down both clean energy generation at solar farms and stakeholder returns.” In this segment, Power Players by Origis® talks with Kevin Christy, Head of Innovation & Operational Excellence in the Americas for global project developer Lightsource bp. He joins Michael Eyman to talk about his journey to rally the industry around more effective gale and hail risk mitigation measures for large scale solar and the technologies that will help protect our clean energy assets.
Three Takeaways on Utility-Scale Mitigation:
- Insurance Costs Have Risen, But Could Decrease with the Right Data
- A Three-Level Mitigation Strategy Partners Humans and Technology
- Resources Anyone Can Use to Better Anticipate the Weather