Hail event forensic investigations
Following a severe storm event, project stakeholders may require or benefit from specialized advisory services investigating the root causes of and contributing factors to large project losses due to hail. As a third-party organization with in-depth hail meteorology and solar technology subject matter expertise, VDE Americas is uniquely qualified to opine on these matters. A cornerstone of these investigations is our proprietary “Run Radar” model, which uses latitude-longitude coordinates and a timestamp to map hail swath location and intensity. The output of this meteorological modeling tool is a GIF animation—like the one shown here—that maps event-specific hailstone size estimates derived from NEXGEN radar reflectivity data relative to solar project site (black dot).
Other hail risk advisory services
We understand that all customers are not created alike and can customize our scope of work to meet customer needs. The following is a partial list of hail risk advisory services VDE Americas can provide either as an addendum to one of our standard reports or as a stand-alone product.
- Remote operations center audits
- Business interruption estimates
- Coincident hail-plus-wind risk assessments
- Comparative risk assessments
- Hail return interval mapping data