Annual Report 2020
The Annual Report 2020 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).
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.
The full version of the Annual Report is available here as E-paper or PDF. You can also download each Task and Country report separately below.
Task 11 - Base Technology Information Exchange
Task 19 - Wind Energy in Cold Climates
Task 25 - Design and Operation of Energy Systems with Large Amounts of Variable Generation
Task 26 - Cost of Wind Energy
Task 28 - Social Science of Wind Energy Acceptance (SoSWEA)
Task 29 - Analysis of Aerodynamic Measurements
Task 30 - Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration (OC6)
Task 31 - Benchmarking Wind Farm Flow Models (WAKEBENCH)
Task 32 - Wind Lidar for Wind Energy Applications
Task 34 - Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN)
Task 36 - Forecasting Wind Energy
Task 37 - Systems Engineering
Task 39 - Quiet Wind Turbine Technology
Task 40 - Downwind Turbine Technolgy
Task 41 - Enabling Wind Power to Contribute to a Distributed Energy Future
Task 42 - Lifetime Extension Assessment
Task 43 - Digitalization of Wind Energy