What typically happens if a solar farm has a direct hit from a tornado after five years of operation

In short, natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornados, can damage anything and in their path, but modern solar panels are built strong enough to withstand storms, hail, and winds. Places that can experience extreme weather and wind events have consistently passed rules to ensure that solar systems can survive the worst, and these measures have motivated solar cell producers to create stormproof technology. Most places in Florida, for example, require solar installations to withstand winds of 160 mph minimum. In any case, if the panels are damaged by a natural disaster, the developer’s Operations and Maintenance team will note the damage through its monitoring programs and will resolve the issue. To fund the repairs, the developer can use funds from their insurance policy.

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