Demand for wind measurement services quickly increasing

The demand for wind measurement services is increasing due to the growth and maturing of the wind energy market. Accurate wind resource assessments help in determining the right locations for wind turbines. Extensive knowledge of the local wind climate allows for a more precise wind farm layout design which is reflected in the final energy production. Wind resource assessments are also demanded by investors and wind energy financiers. The reduction of the uncertainty of energy yield estimations allows banks to finance wind energy projects on more favourable terms.

Next week, our wind measurement team will start 2 new wind measurement campaigns:

  • Wind Farm Pottendijk, where Pondera has also provided the Environmental Impact Assessment and permits;
  • Energy Park Daarle, where Pondera is also responsible for feasibility studies, permit applications, stakeholder management and project communication.

We are currently looking for new colleagues to expand our wind measurement team. If you are interested, here is a link to one of our job vacancies.

Pondera starts its first wind measurement campaign

With the purchase of a ZephIR 300 Pondera will soon start with its first wind measurement campaign. The ZephIR 300 is a Lidar: a device which measures the wind speed at various heights using laser beams. Wind measurements at the project location are an increasingly important part of a thorough wind resource assessment and are often indispensable in obtaining project financing.

In the coming period, the Lidar will first be used to improve the yield forecast of a wind farm in the North of the Netherlands. Pondera is happy with the purchase and hopes to be able to carry out many successful measurement campaigns in the coming years.