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WindDesk - Prospect

Find highest IRR sites across countries and regions

Find Highest IRR Sites Across Regions

We provide direct to IRR and LCOE prospecting services, both at the country level as well as at a regional level. We take technical, environment, social and commercial assumptions into consideration in our methodology. Our financial modelling is equivalent to what is presented to investment and credit committees by investors, lenders and acquirers.

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Prospect for potential wind farm sites at different scales

Country Scale  We provide site prospecting at the country  level using lower resolution public datasets. The result is a heat map that provides “inverse answers” such as “If the PPA was 7 cents/kWh, there are 1,000 potential sites that are equal to or less than 12% Project IRR”.

Fixed Region  We provide high resolution results for regional level prospecting if you have acquired specific primary data. The results would be “here is a list of 50 possible optimized wind farm layouts, together with their preliminary wind resource and energy assessment, preliminary road and electrical layouts and  financial models within this 100km x 100km region”.

Observe direct line of sight from maps to IRR/LCOE

Our scoring methodology for both the country and regional level is either a) direct Project IRR/LCOE, b) capital deployment volume desired (e.g. MW) or c) energy production. You can choose to bias to a single metric or take the weighted average of multiple metrics. We use industry standard financial models as presented by acquirers, investors and lenders to investment and credit committees.

Our methodology incorporates applicable technical, E&S, and commercial considerations:

Wind and Site Conditions: Wind speeds, wind direction, wind shear, air density.
Terrain: Elevation, slopes, ruggedness.
Wind Turbine: Turbine selection and sizing, costs, hub height.
Access Rroads: Pathing, design and costs of internal and external roads.
Environmental & Social: protected areas, vicinity to populations, places of interest etc.
Transport: Transportation path complexity from port to site.
Hydrology: Rainfall, flooding.
Financial Modelling: CAPEX, OPEX, funding structure and cost of capital, sensitivity analysis.