Utility Solar Leaders Discuss Strategies on Reducing Losses from Extreme Weather Damage

DEPCOM Power, Nextracker and Solar Support Webinar Addresses Technology Solutions and Services for PV Plant Asset Owners Before and After Natural Disasters. 


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July 13, 2020. Solar Support, DEPCOM Power Inc., (DEPCOM), and Nextracker  will participate in a joint online event on utility plant recovery after natural disasters and inclement weather events. “Restoring Utility PV After Extreme Weather Damage” will take place July 16 from 2:00-3:00pm ET. Utility solar experts from the three companies will offer actionable insights to cut recovery time, minimize costs, and restore plants to peak performance. Register here.

According to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “In 2020 (as of July 8), there have been 10 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States.”

“We see a gap in the industry for dedicated, specialized restoration work,” says Cliff Myers, Director of Restoration at DEPCOM. ““This is why we have assembled experts in the areas of equipment and plant reliability, insurance, and O&M to offer strategic solutions,” says Myers.

Host Solar Support will share best practices in PV equipment and plant reliability, while DEPCOM will offer strategies to boost uptime, cut costs, and maximize production. GCube Insurance Services will present claims data on natural disasters across the country and methods to streamline the claims process. And Nextracker will contribute expert analysis on the reliability impacts of wind and hail on PV systems-- and the design techniques and software to minimize them.

Attendees will:

  • Learn of claim costs associated with various natural disasters and tips on navigating insurance process
  • Learn best practices in site inspection and project management, and how salvage plans eliminate unnecessary costs and downtime
  • Learn how to minimize PV system risks by selecting best-in-class PV system suppliers, technologies and software.

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About Solar Support

Solar Support is an engineering services company delivering equipment and plant reliability, restoration and recovery service for utility systems. Delivering the highest standard of service to O&M providers, asset managers and owners, EPCs, and manufacturers, Solar Support offers deep expertise based on more than two decades of hands-on experience with inverters and other PV power electronics. Resolving equipment faults and reducing costly site visits make Solar Support the most effective performance resolution option on the market. Through consulting, training, and process development, Solar Support empowers clients to resolve issues autonomously, while its industry-first knowledge portal helps contractors resolve issues efficiently. Visit Solar-Support.com to learn more about our reliability and restoration expertise.

About DEPCOM Power

DEPCOM Power is a partner in utility scale solar for: Project Development Support, Engineering, Procurement & Construction and Operations and Maintenance services for utilities, independent power producers and project development companies. DEPCOM Power leverages a highly experienced solar team, technology and agnostic top-tier solar modules, and cost- effective balance of system components to provide optimum levels of agility, price and quality for utility scale solar. For more information about DEPCOM Power, please visit depcompower.com.

Media Contacts:
Fabienne Rodet, Director of Marketing, frodet@solar-support.com, 650.804.2504

Danielle Luciano, DEPCOM Power Director of Marketing, dluciano@depcompower.com, 858.705.8845

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