Underlying Risks of Solar Panels Webinar (IIBC)


Insurance Institute of BC, BC Map
Date and Time: June 19, 2023 10:00am - 12:00 pm PST

This is the registration page for IIBC members. Please register with your local Institute office: IINB, IINS ,IINL ,IIPE, IISA, IINA, IIM, IIS, IIO


Through the years we are more engaged in protecting the environment by "going green"  Did you know that the number of solar panels on roofs has been increasing by 50% every year since 2010? This webinar aims to help you learn more on how to scrutinize the risks of roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar panels. A forensic review of several cases has revealed that all risks associated with solar systems may not be fully understood by the owners, insurers, or other involved parties.


• Statistical review of renewable energy-power
• Identify solar panel types and systems 
• Review general risks associated with solar panel installation
• Discuss environmental risks
• Examine fire risks
• Outline best practice for solar projects
• Explore chain of liabilities and subrogation opportunities


This webinar will be presented by a panel of engaged and dynamic experts.

Dr. Ben Daee, PhD, P. Eng., PE., Vice President - J.S. Held
Dr. Daee is a qualified expert witness in Civil/Structural Engineering with specialty in forensic investigation of complex construction claims/litigation matters, standard of care assessment and root cause analysis. As a forensic expert, he regularly provides consultation to lawyers, insurance experts, contractors, manufacturers, owners, corporations, and municipalities in relation to complex civil engineering litigations and claims related to building/structural failure, property damage, design/build issues, foundation issues, material failures, subrogation matters, professional and municipal liability, and engineering error and omission.

Michael Connolly, BA, CIP, CFEI, Vice President - Claimspro Atlantic Canada
An Executive General Adjuster with over 20 years’ experience, Michael has a proven track record of handling specialized losses and effectively leading large teams to deliver results for clients. Prior to joining ClaimsPro, he worked as a Senior Claims Examiner for a National Insurance Company, and previously as a Branch Manager and Senior Loss Adjuster for a Regional Adjusting Company.

Alan Batten, FCIP, BBA,Manager Personal Lines, Maritime Region- Wawanesa Mutual Insurance  
With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Alan has extensive experience in both the Claims and Personal Lines Underwriting fields. Alan holds his FCIP designation, is a Director with the Insurance Institute of New Brunswick, and is the Personal Lines Manager for the Maritime region at Wawanesa Insurance. 

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Number of Continuing Education Credits:  2 Technical CE Credit (BC)
Please be aware that tardy log-in or early log-out to/from the webinar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this education session.
* If you require CE credits for licensing renewal requirements in provinces other than BC, please check with you provincial licensing regulator for validity.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023

Fees: Before GST. Insurance Institute membership required

$71.43 IIBC Member
$64.29 Corporate Rate (group of 6+) - Contact Winnie to register groups.

+$85.71 Insurance Institute membership for New Member (membership exp May 31, 2024 )

Cancellation Policy:   Participant substitutions accepted up to 24 hours prior to webinar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Winnie Hon, CIP, Seminars & Events Specialist
Insurance Institute of BC
E: whon@insuranceinstitute.ca
T: 604.678.5747 

New members: IIBC Membership Fee of $90 (expiring May 31, 2024) is applicable.  For assistance to renew or process a new membership, please contact iibcmail@insuranceinstitute.ca or 604 681 5491.