IEA Wind TCP Annual Report 2020 now available
The 2020 Annual Report highlights the activities and accomplishments of the IEA Wind Technology Collaboration Programme.
In 2020, 93 GW of new wind power capacity was installed worldwide, bringing the global total capacity to 778 GW – and generated 1,590 TWh meeting 6% of the total electricity demand. Offshore wind also saw a considerable growth during the year, thanks to a 35 GW of new installed capacity. 85% of the world’s wind generating capacity—and all offshore capacity—resides in countries participating in the IEA Wind TCP. These countries added almost 80 GW of capacity in 2020, accounting for more than 87% of worldwide market growth (year 2020 includes India as the new member of IEA Wind TCP).
For 40 years, the IEA Wind has been multiplying national technology research, development and deployment (R,D&D) efforts through information exchange and joint research projects. Researchers from 24 member countries and international sponsor organisations have produced significant research results, design tools, and guidelines for the design and operation of offshore and land-based wind turbines through their national efforts and cooperative research Tasks.
Chair John McCann states:
“I would commend the IEA Wind Annual Report to you as a source of information about both existing and new IEA Wind research collaborations and wind energy deployment and research in member countries. I hope that it inspires you to become involved with our collaborations in some manner.”
The IEA Wind TCP 2020 Annual Report highlights the work of 17 cooperative research Tasks, as well as the research and deployment activities of the 24 member countries and sponsor organisations. The report provides a summary of how member countries benefit from wind energy, how much wind power generation each country has deployed, and how policies and research programs increase wind power’s contribution to the world energy supply.