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Earth, wind and fire: mitigating natural catastrophe impacts on PV plants

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By Becky Nace-Grover

A spate of extreme natural disasters in 2017 have highlighted the vulnerability of PV
power plants to damage. Becky Nace-Grover looks at how the PV and insurance industries should
ready themselves for a future where such events are likely to become more frequent

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Welcome to the first 2018 edition of PV Tech Power. The focus of our cover story is an area that has been exciting the editorial team here at PV Tech Towers for some time. Floating solar presents an entirely new pillar of solar deployment, as discussed at length by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). In our Market Watch section we have expert coverage from Apricum of the booming Chinese market, exploring how the country’s vast demand, the so-called ‘hungry dragon’, will be satisfied in 2018 and beyond. With PV Expo returning to Tokyo this quarter, Japan’s RTS consultancy provides an update on a market that, despite its challenges in recent years, continues to represent a multi-GW opportunity and so much more.

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