Brightwind is a renewable energy consultancy based in UCD specialising in the provision of energy resource assessments, data analytics and tools development.

Bristol-based specialist renewables and energy consultancy firm, Everoze, has announced that it has acquired a 49.9 per cent stake in Brightwind, an Irish wind resource assessment company.

The strategic investment will bolster both consultancies’ capabilities to deliver accurate energy production analyses, due diligence and other services.

The two companies will continue to operate independently, but they will collaborate on projects where one or the other can supplement resources, technology or know-how to accelerate delivery or improve outcomes for their clients.

“Our ambition is to be a driving force in delivering cutting-edge wind assessments”

Everoze, with expertise in offshore and onshore wind, solar, energy storage and energy flexibility, works with businesses across power, transport and heat markets to help accelerate the transition to decarbonised energy systems. The firm, which has offices across Europe, was formed in 2015 and is actively engaged on projects worldwide.

“Our ambition is to be a driving force in delivering cutting-edge wind assessments,” said Richard Whiting, founding partner of Everoze.

“Combining Brightwind’s market-leading tools and technology with Everoze’s depth of experience will enable us to meet the increasing demand for energy analysis expertise and meet shorter delivery timescales.

“We can now offer a higher volume of bankable EPA analyses and reviews for our clients. We are also looking forward to working with Brightwind to support offshore wind, solar and energy storage customers across their home market of Ireland.”

Founded by Shane Martin and Stephen Holleran, Brightwind is headquartered at NovaUCD, the centre for new ventures and entrepreneurship at University College Dublin, and predominately specialises in the provision of energy resource assessments, data analytics and tools development

“Combining Brightwind’s market-leading tools and technology with Everoze’s depth of experience will enable us to meet the increasing demand for energy analysis expertise and meet shorter delivery timescales”

The Brightwind team has extensive international experience in wind resource assessment, bringing thousands of megawatts of projects from site selection to financial close.

Discussing his company’s 49.9pc acquisition, Shane Martin said, “We’re excited to be welcoming Everoze as a committed partner in Brightwind to support us as we seek to grow our team and expand our reach. 

“The depth of Everoze and Brightwind’s expertise in Energy Production Analyses, as well as Everoze’s wider technology and market knowledge, complements our software development and data analytics expertise. Our partnership is a platform for future innovation in this field.”

Brightwind’s services, including layout design, data monitoring and analysis help to inform its customers’ development decisions and maximise their project returns.

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 20 October, 2020

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