Annual Report 2019
The Annual Report 2019 highlights the activities and accomplishments of the IEA Wind Technology Collaboration Programme.
In 2019, 60.4 GW of new wind power capacity was installed worldwide, bringing the global total capacity to 650.1 GW – and generated 1,168 TWh meeting 7% of the total electricity demand. Offshore wind also saw tremendous growth during the year, thanks to a record 60.4 GW of new installed capacity. Wind power continues to be the second-largest source of renewable energy by installed capacity (following hydropower). However, there are still significant opportunities for technology innovation to maximize value and continue to improve cost-competitiveness.