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Approximately 85% of the total worldwide wind power capacity (457 GW, 2017), and all of the world’s offshore wind capacity, currently resides in the 22 countries participating in the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Wind TCP).


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IEA Wind TCP News

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    In 2017, 53 GW of new wind power capacity was installed worldwide, bringing the global total to 539 GW – an 11% increase from the previous year. Offshore wind also saw tremendous growth during the year, thanks to a record 4.3 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. ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    IEA WIND TCP TASK 25 IEA PVPS TASK 14 PUBLISHES UPDATED EXPERT GROUP REPORT ON  RECOMMENDED PRACTICES 16:  WIND/PV INTEGRATION STUDIES   June 2018 Integration studies seek to find issues to energy systems, as well as mitigation measures, to absorb certain amounts of generation from wind or solar energy. This report offers recommendations for performing perform studies on wind and solar PV integration, describing the methodologies, assumptions, and inputs needed to conduct a grid integration ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    ​ The final meeting of the second phase of the IEA Task 31 “WAKEBENCH” took place in Tokyo last 17-19 of September hosted by the University of Tokyo and co-organized with the Wind Energy Institute of Tokyo (WEIT). The event started with an open day symposium where Task participants exchanged talks with the Japanese community on research activities related to modeling wind conditions and wind farm aerodynamics. In particular, it is worth mentioning the offshore wind map of Japan, developed by ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    Download the IEA Wind TCP Newsletter now Key Takeaways from IEA Wind ExCo 80 in Mexico – Nov 2017 The Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Energía Eólica (CEMIE Eólico) hosted the 80th IEA Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) Executive Committee meeting in Huatulco, Mexico. This newsletter highlights several topics from that meeting: Mexico’s thriving wind power markets; ambitious wind power cost reduction targets; exciting new national R&D programs and test facilities; grid ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    What is the impact of different wind turbine technologies on the value of wind power in Europe? Ea Energy Analyses, together with the working group of IEA Wind TCP Task 26, has analyzed the effects of advanced wind turbine designs on the European power system. The study focuses on the market value of wind and total system costs arising from different combinations of wind turbine hub height and specific power. The ongoing transformation of the power system increases the importance of integrating ...

  • Posted in: IEA Wind News

    IEA Wind TCP Publishes Recommended Practices for Floating LiDAR Systems Floating LiDAR systems (FLS) have emerged as wind resource assessment tools for offshore wind farms, with the potential for greatly reduced installation costs compared to fixed met masts in some cases. The challenges that FLS face and have to overcome to be considered as effective wind measurement options can broadly be grouped in two categories: The movement of the sea imparting motion on the LiDAR, and the subsequent ...

Expert Discussions

  • Dear Research Network Members, There's an additional presenter in the line up for next Wednesday. Attached please find the updated agenda. Regards, John Mc Cann ------------------------------ John MCCANN ExCo Vice Chair /Member, IRELAND The Sustainable ... More

  • Dear Irish Wind Energy Researchers Apologies. The invitation I attached named the wrong month and didn't have the embedded registration link. Attached is the corrected version. Thank you and regards, John Mc Cann ------------------------------ John ... More

  • Dear Irish Wind Energy Research Network Members, Further to my recent "Save the Date", the 3 rd meeting of the Irish Wind Energy Research Network will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday June 27 th in Lecture Hall 1 (CA111), JE Cairnes School ... More