PV power plants are an important component of electricity generation today. In Germany alone over 35GW of PV capacity has been installed. The proportion of electricity generated by PV will continue to increase in the coming years. Like all other power plants and technical systems, PV plants are insured against a variety of risks.
Potential risks in PV modules and other components can be well hidden. PV power plants are relatively easy to install and there is a large selection of available components. While the requirements for the designer and installer seem simple at first glance, a thorough documentation of the initial condition of the components will result in a fair risk assessment.