kWh Analytics has partnered with Aspen Insurance for a new property insurance option for renewable energy asset owners. This new product, which provides coverage against physical damage for solar and other renewable projects, introduces much-needed capacity to a rapidly growing industry at a time when traditional carriers are tightening their portfolio exposure.
Recent years have seen reduced limits and substantial cost increases for asset owners, with a need for new solutions to managing and underwriting risk. kWh Analytics Property Insurance brings new sophistication to the assessment of property risk and exposures for renewable assets, utilizing kWh Analytics’ proprietary database of over 300,000 renewable energy assets.
“The shift to a decarbonized economy is the largest macroeconomic revolution of our generation, and insurance will play a critical role in securing its future. Recognizing that this transformation requires a new approach to pricing, managing, and ultimately mitigating the new risks of the clean energy asset class, kWh Analytics is committed to underwriting products that enable the financing of renewable assets,” said Jason Kaminsky, CEO of kWh Analytics. “Our new property product is a natural extension of our platform, and we are pleased to partner with Aspen to bring it to market as we continue to utilize our data to accurately price risk transfer products.”
“Aspen partners with only the highest quality program managers that can offer competitive products to our client base,” commented Josh Jennings, Head of Inland Marine and Property Programs at Aspen Insurance. “We are proud to expand our offerings for renewable energy clients in support of the energy transition by partnering with kWh Analytics and their data-driven underwriting capabilities. Renewable energy is a growing segment complementary to our existing property insurance offerings.”
In addition to its insurance products, kWh Analytics is leveraging data to encourage resilient design practices. By evaluating historical operating data, the company is able to identify the most common failure modes among existing solar PV projects. The findings, which are incorporated in the Property Insurance underwriting, will be distributed to the company’s clients and broadly to manufacturers, operators, carrier partners, and investors to reinforce the further development of sustainable solar projects.
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