Cooperative research on issues affecting wind energy is performed as the numbered R&D Tasks of IEA Wind. The technical results of Tasks are shared among participants. Final reports are often made public to benefit the entire wind energy community.

Welcome to IEA Wind

This is the Home Page of International Energy Agency* (IEA) Implementing Agreement for Co-operation in the Research, Development, and Deployment of Wind Energy Systems - IEA Wind.

Founded in 1977, the IEA Wind Agreement sponsors cooperative research tasks and provides a forum for international discussion of research and development issues. Here you will find information about the IEA Wind cooperative agreement and its activities and accomplishments. You will also find details of the activities of its 20 Member Countries, the European Commission, the European Wind Energy Association, and the Chinese Wind Energy Association.

Just Released:
IEA Wind TCP 2015 Annual Report
Highlights International Collaborative Research
Advancing Wind Energy

Wind-generated electricity met close to 4% of the world’s electricity demand in 2015—a record-setting year with more than 63 GW of new wind power capacity installed. Worldwide capacity stood at about 433 GW of wind power capacity and more than 85% resides in the countries represented in the IEA Wind TCP. The IEA Wind TCP 2015 Annual Report documents the activities and accomplishments of our 24 member countries and organizations and the work of the 15 cooperative research tasks that form a global network of researchers and policy experts focused on advancing wind energy development. Find out how much wind energy they have deployed, how they benefit from wind energy, and how their policies and research programs will increase wind power’s contribution to the world energy supply.

Painting Courtesy of Hikaru Matsumiya

*The IEA Wind agreement, also known as the Implementing Agreement for Co-operation in the Research, Development, and Deployment of Wind Energy Systems, functions within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings, and publications of IEA Wind do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of all its individual member countries.