Research Results and Reports

The IEA Wind TCP regularly publishes assorted reports, articles, and Recommended Practices based on the research activities of the various tasks. These publications help to improve development and deployment within the wind energy sector; for example, many of the IEA Wind TCP Recommended Practices have served as the basis for both national and international standards.

Here, you will find our most recent publications. Please use the search bar at the top of this page to find older publications. 

New Publications

Task 27
Small Wind Turbines


rp17bordersm.jpgCompendium of IEA Wind TCP Task 27 Case Studies

October 2018

This document is meant to highlight and summarize work done from the participating countries about turbulence and its impact on small wind turbine production.



IEA Wind TCP
Recommended Practice

Recommended Practice 19: Micro-Siting Small Wing Turbines For Highly Turbulent Sitesrp17bordersm.jpg

October 2018

This document strives to collect lessons learned from extensive data collection and modeling activities and present results of research and analysis efforts in the area of micro-siting small wind turbines for highly turbulent sites.
Task 39
Quiet Wind Turbine Technology


rp17bordersm.jpgTask 39 Fact Sheet: Amplitude Modulation in Wind Turbine Noise 

October 2018

This fact sheet presents the current state of knowledge around wind turbine noise and discusses control measures and mitigation.




Task 19
Wind Energy in Cold Climates


rp17bordersm.jpgAvailable Technologies for Wind Energy in Cold Climates, 2nd Edition 

October 2018

The Available Technologies report consists of a gigantic collection of references to help find potential solutions to some of the most demanding challenges in cold climate wind energy.

Task 19
Wind Energy in Cold Climates

International Recommendations for Ice Fall and Ice Throw Risk Assessmentsrp17bordersm.jpg

October 2018

The purpose of this report is to provide the best available recommendations for the assessment of ice fall and ice throw from wind turbines with the aim of reducing the uncertainties involved in such assessments.
IEA Wind TCP
2017 Annual Report


rp17bordersm.jpgIEA Wind TCP 2017 Annual Report

September 2018

Highlights the activities and accomplishments of the 24 countries and 16 active Tasks in the IEA Wind TCP.



IEA Wind TCP
Recommended Practice

Recommended Practice 16: Wind/PV Integration Studies, Ed. 2rp17bordersm.jpg

June 2018

This is the first update, adding solar photovoltaics (PV) and distribution grid issues to the previous edition on Recommended Practices for Wind Integration Studies.


Task 32 
Lidar

RP_18.pngIEA Wind Task 32: Wind Lidar Identifying and Mitigating Barriers to the Adoption of Wind Lidar

March 2018

IEA Wind Task 32 from industry and academia have been working on getting lidar into everyday use for wind energy applications. Find out more about what we’ve achieved recently and what’s still left to be done, particularly in the world of research, in this paper.
IEA Wind TCP
Newsletter


rp17bordersm.jpg IEA Wind TCP January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018

The IEA Wind TCP Newsletter provides an update on our members' research and market activities, as well as news about our current RD&D Tasks, new reports and upcoming events.



Task 26
Cost of Wind Energy


TN_Data_Vis_2.jpgWind Project Statistics Data Viewer

November 2017


The IEA Wind TCP Task 26 Data Viewer is an interactive tool to explore wind project statistics.  







Task 35
Ground Based Testing


t35_final.pngTask 35 Final Management Report
October 2017
A report summarizing the activities of Task 35; Subtask Nacelle focused on the development of test procedures for Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) nacelles and Subtask Blade evaluated and compared blade test methods.





Task 26
Cost of Wind Energy 


t26_report.pngImpacts of Wind Turbine Technology on the System Value of Wind in Europe 


October 2017


IEA Wind TCP Task 26 Technical Report explores the impact of larger rotors and taller towers on the system value of wind energy

IEA Wind TCP
Recommended Practice

RP_18.pngRP 18: Floating Lidar Systems (FLS)

September 2017



New Recommended Practice for obtaining the best quality FLS data for use in the wind energy resource assessment process, developed by expert practitioners and industry stakeholders


IEA Wind TCP
Recommended Practice


rp17bordersm.jpgRP17: Wind Farm Reliability Data

May 2017


Recommended Practice that aims to improve the accuracy, consistency, integrity, and value of reliability data for all stakeholders across wind asset investment, development, operation and insurance. View the RP in Chinese here, and also see the RP 17 Factsheet

IEA Wind TCP
Recommended Practice


rp13_2.jpgRP 13 Ed. 2: Wind Energy Projects in Cold Climates

February 2017


An update to the 2012 Recommended Practice from Task 19, This document addresses many special issues that must be considered over the lifetime of a cold climate wind energy project.


Task 34
WREN


t34_white_paper.pngAdaptive Management White Paper

November 2016


Explores the use of adaptive management for wind energy development and suggests the need for a common understanding, definition, and framework for adaptive management and its application to wind energy.


IEA Wind TCP

poster.pngIEA Wind Offshore Research Poster

October 2016


IEA Wind participants collaboratively publish results and promote ongoing work to reduce the risk and lower the cost of offshore wind deployment. This poster was presented at the AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, 2016.




Task 26
Cost of Wind Energy


nenergy_2016_135-aop-1.jpgExpert elicitation survey on future wind energy costs (in Nature Energy)

September 2016

Summarizes a global survey of 163 wind energy experts to gain insight into the possible magnitude of future wind energy cost reductions, the sources of those reductions, and the enabling conditions needed to realize continued innovation and lower costs.

Task 26
Cost of Wind Energy


Offshore-Wind-Farm-Baseline-Documentation-1__1_.jpgOffshore Wind Farm Baseline Report

June 2016


Provides a common starting point for country comparisons and sensitivity analysis on key offshore wind cost and value drivers. 





IEA Wind TCP Annual Reports


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The IEA Wind TCP has been researching and developing wind related technologies since 1977. The early pioneers of wind worked in relative obscurity envisioning a bright future for wind energy. Over several decades, larger and more efficient turbines now generate huge amounts of renewable energy.

Our Annual Reports highlight the work of the current research Tasks and provide an extensive summary of the how member countries benefit from wind energy, how much wind power generation each country has deployed, and how policies and research programs will increase wind power’s contribution to the world energy supply.