With the majority of people wanting more emphasis on domestic production of renewable energy what do wind and solar installation operators need to know if they are ramping up their production and seeking to better maintain their existing fleet. David Appleyard spoke with Lauren Berry, vice president at insurance company Travelers who highlights some key risk management techniques.

"Understanding a renewable energy farm’s building and operating risks can make financing a renewable project much easier. For example, when owners can illustrate to lenders that they have anticipated their risk exposures, minimized the potential for interruptions and that the renewable energy farm will be properly insured from the start, banks and investors are more likely to provide the requested financing." -- Lauren Berry, Vice President, Travelers