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Empowering you to truly understand wind energy


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Empowering you to truly understand wind energy


 

MISSION

Wind energy is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix for today and for the future. The success of a wind energy project is dependent on various technical factors such as the wind speed distribution, the wind turbine hub height, rotor diameter, wake effects and the efficiency and availability of the wind farm. If you, a company or entrepreneur in the wind energy industry, understand these factors, you can reduce both your project costs and risks in order to improve your chance of success.

I act as an interface between technology and management - and support you to develop your technical capabilities, to make competent management decisions and in business development in the area of wind energy.

 
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Services


Services


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Technical Expertise

Modular seminars and lectures on all topics relating to wind energy technology. Open events as well as in-house events - tailor-made just for you designed to get you fit for wind energy!

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Management Decisions

Problem-solving workshops and independent evaluations of wind resource assessments & technical studies as well as support for investors.

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Business Development & Communication

Strategy and business development, feasibility studies, data analysis for management reports and much more.  

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Why windspire?


Why windspire?


Understanding wind energy technology not only allows you to negotiate more credibly, present yourself more competently and persuade stake-holders of your product or investment - it also helps you to form independent, informed decisions, to evaluate the threats and opportunities of a situation better and to assess state-of-the art technology.

My services are suitable for:

  • Investors and banks in wind energy
  • Project developers and planners in wind energy
  • Wind farm operators and service providers
  • Sales teams and product managers in wind energy
  • Research institutes in wind energy
  • Communities, local authorities, trusts and NGOs
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About me


About me


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I have an M.Eng. (Cambridge University, MIT) and Ph.D. (Sheffield University) in Mechanical Engineering as well as ten years' international wind energy and management experience both in research (ETH Zurich, Fraunhofer IWES) and in industry (BKW FMB AG, Agile Wind Power AG). I speak English (mother tongue), German and Swiss German fluently.

I am here to make a difference. I aim to use my experience and passion for wind energy to empower you to truly understand wind energy technology, supporting you to build up your competences exactly how you want them. Whether you are new to the wind industry or looking to improve your performance, I can help you to act confidently and independently in order to implement projects effectively. A key aspect for me is transparent and honest communication with a focus on personal contact and professionalism. I aim to deliver high quality, precise advice in an easy to understand way, with flair, energy and passion

My vision is a world in which people understand wind energy technology and are capable of developing and implementing wind energy projects efficiently and sustainably.


I also offer ISO certified individual, business and academia coaching as well as unique workshops and talks under my other brand name, mindspire.

 
 
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My methods


My methods


My methods.....

.....are uniquely tailored to your needs, situation and wind energy related problem.

.....are focused on personal contact, communication and regular supervision.

.....are centred on your learning and understanding of wind energy technology.

.....are different, challenging and fresh but at the same time well-informed, professional and transparent.

.....enable you to act and make decisions related to wind energy independently and competently.

.....take place in a familiar, confidential but open-minded environment.

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Recommendations


Recommendations


Sarah did a great job in her time working in my division. With her technical understanding of wind turbines, her very structured and results-focused attitude and her customer orientation, she built up an internationally-accredited team for wind energy field measurements in a very short amount of time.
— Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Busmann: Head of Division, Fraunhofer IWES, Bremerhaven (Germany)
Sarah presents complicated technical topics in easy to understand words and pictures superbly.
— Patrick Zehnder, CEO HelveticWind (Switzerland)
It’s always a great pleasure to work together with Sarah. She impresses me with her passion, analytical mind and system understanding of wind turbines.
— Prof. Henry Seifert, University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven (Germany)
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Contact


Contact


WINDSPIRE

Sarah Barber

Hagenholzstrasse 83b, CH-8050 Zurich

+41(0)76 390 80 87

sarah(at)windspire.ch

 

CONTACT ME

Do you have any questions? Would you like a quote or do you want to organise a first meeting - no obligations? I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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