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

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.

Task 29

task_29_final_rep.pngFinal Report of IEA Wind TCP Task 29 Mexnext Phase III 
January 2018
This report describes the results from the third phase of IEA Wind TCP Task 29 Mexnext, denoted as Mexnext-III, in which 22 parties from 10 countries participated.

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 34

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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


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 25

t25.pngFinal Summary Report, Phase three 2012–2014
June 2016
Case study results include variability and uncertainty of large-scale wind power, long-term grid and capacity planning issues, short-term reliability and balancing, and recent wind integration studies for more than 40% of wind power.

Task 19
Wind Energy in Cold Climates

rp17bordersm.jpgPerformance Warranty Guidelines for Wind Turbines in Icing Climates
May 2018
The aim of this document is to set out a number of possible options for Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Ice Protection System (IPS) warranties.

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.  

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
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

lbnl-1005717-1__1_.jpgForecasting Wind Energy Costs and Cost Drivers: Views of the World’s Leading Experts
June 2016
An expert elicitation survey of 163 of the world’s foremost wind experts, aimed at understanding future costs and technology advancement possibilities. Download the brief summary presentationfull summary presentation, and supplementary material.
Task 32 

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.
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

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 19
Cold Climates

t19_at.pngAvailable Technologies of Wind Energy in Cold Climates
July 2016
Summarizes existing technologies and solutions from weather modeling, to ice detectors and turbine manufacturers in in wind energy in cold and icing conditions.

Task 32

t32_tech.pngPhase 1 Technical Report
May 2016
Summary of the technical results from IEA Wind Task 32 Phase 1, which addresses the development of wind lidar technologies for wind energy development.

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.