Meet the V-Bar Team of Experts
We work with you to provide complete services from business strategy to project feasibility, analysis, development and assessment.
Gregory S. Poulos, BS, MS, PhD
Gregory S. Poulos (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Meteorology) joined V-Bar in 2009. Since 2007 he had led Clipper Windpower’s first meteorology and wind resource assessment group, where he oversaw numerous wind energy projects from origination to operations, and advised the turbine manufacturing, construction management and O&M teams. His meteorological focus throughout his career has concerned winds in complex terrain, very high resolution mesoscale modeling, large-eddy simulations and atmospheric observations using towers, sodar, lidar and profiling atmospheric radar.
David F. Matson, BS
David F. Matson (B.S., Meteorology) has been part of the team since 1983. His specialties are data management, software development, instrumentation, and power performance testing of wind turbines. Mr. Matson has processed meteorological data from thousands of stations around the world. He has written a complete software library for comprehensive wind energy analyses. He also specializes in site visits and resource reports. He has installed hundreds of wind monitoring towers and has trained crews for clients to meet state-of-the-art specifications.
Eron W. Jones, BS, MS
Eron W. Jones (B.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, M.S., Mathematics-Atmospheric Science) joined V-Bar in 2007. He specializes in data analysis, wind data management and processing, quality control and standardization procedures, wind resource assessment, wind turbine siting, site planning and site suitability requirements, as well as meteorological tower and remote sensing equipment site selection, setup/installation, and maintenance.
Peter A. Stamus, BS, MS
Peter A. Stamus (B.S., M.S., Meteorology) joined V-Bar in 2011 with a background in meteorological analysis and forecasting, quality control, and technology transfer. He spent 14 years with NOAA’s Forecast Systems Laboratory working on analysis and display systems that are now installed in every National Weather Service forecast office, and was responsible for a high-resolution analysis system at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He joined Colorado Research Associates in 2000, and worked on a variety of projects for the military, NWS, and others, including a study of very high-resolution anemometer data for the National Renewable Energy Lab. He also worked with Foresight Weather, LLC, a numerical weather prediction company, where he rose to the position of VP-Operations.
Vijayant Kumar, PhD
Vijayant Kumar, Ph.D, has been a part of V-bar since April 2012 and provides deep experience in wind/solar resource assessment, wind turbine aerodynamics, boundary layer meteorology and computational fluid dynamics. He joined the renewables industry in 2007, first serving in key resource assessment/due diligence leadership roles with Fremantle Energy and Macquarie Bank. He then joined Sorian as VP of Engineering developing innovative active flow control technology for wind turbines. He applies his diverse skill set, technical expertise and knack for problem-solving to help clients realize the full potential of their renewable assets and to develop the next-generation of accurate tools/products for the renewables industry.
Jerry Crescenti, BS, MS
Gennaro (Jerry) H. Crescenti (B.S., M.S.) joined V-Bar in 2016. He has over 25 years of experience as a meteorologist including over 12 years working as a meteorologist for the two largest wind energy providers in the world: FPL Energy (now NextEra) and Iberdrola Renewables (formerly PPM Energy). He started his career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and was a research meteorologist in NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory. His principal area of expertise includes in-situ meteorological instrumentation, ground-based remote sensors, observation techniques, boundary layer meteorology, turbulence, air-sea interaction and wind resource and project energy assessment. At FPL Energy, Mr. Crescenti provided meteorological support to development and operation of numerous wind farms. Responsibilities included wind resource assessments, site surveys, wake loss analysis, turbine layout and optimization, investigation of operating assets, relocation of underperforming wind turbines. At Iberdrola Renewables, Mr. Crescenti was Director of Meteorology and managed a team that was responsible for wind and solar resource and project energy assessments. His responsibilities included specification of meteorological instruments, configuration, and deployments, on-site surveys and staking locations for meteorology towers, sodars and lidars, quality assurance and quality control of on-site data sets, data analysis, wind and solar resource and project energy assessments, wind turbine layout design using GIS, wake loss determination, turbine micrositing, site suitability analysis, operational performance of wind farms and reconciliation against original energy predictions, and evaluation of external wind resource assessments and reports from external consultants.
Scott Haynes, BS, MS
Scott Haynes (B.S., M.S., Physics) has worked in the utility scale wind energy industry for 12 years as a project manager, research scientist and meteorologist for the three largest developers of wind power in North America. Mr. Haynes is academically trained in physics and fluid dynamics. Mr. Haynes has analyzed meteorological data to determine energy production and optimally design wind turbine arrays for over 17,000 MW of wind projects in development or operations. He has direct experience planning and deploying instrumentation campaigns, performing due-diligence, operational assessment of wind farms (uncertainty, forecasting, faulting), and micrositing turbine locations. He has also headed up the development of software projects related to wind energy forecasting, wind farm operations and networks of remote meteorological stations.