Damaged Solar
Hail severely damaged a solar farm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on June 23, 2023. (Courtesy: Nebraska Public Power District)

A solar farm in Nebraska suffered significant hail damage during an extreme weather event that swept through the Great Plains last week. The 4.375 MWac solar farm in Scottsbluff was damaged on June 23 by the same storm cell that injured eight people at a Wyoming coal mine.

Molly Brown, executive vice president of corporate strategy for GenPro Energy Solutions, which co-developed the project with Sol Systems, said insurance adjustors were onsite June 29 to assess the extent of the damage.

Based on a visual inspection, it appeared that only the solar modules were damaged in the storm, though further testing will be required. It's unclear how long the project will be out of commission.

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