The European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) has a vision in which wind energy covers 12-14% of the EU?s electricity consumption by 2020, with a total installed capacity of 180 GW. By 2030, it sees this increasing to 300 GW of installed capacity. Fulfilling this vision will be a major industrial and technological challenge.
The TPWind Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and Market Deployment Strategy (MDS) is divided into thematic priorities supporting the implementation of TPWind 's 2030 vision.
For each of TPWind's research priorities, Annex A provides the detailed research actions for the short-, medium- and long-term. This constitutes a detailed action plan for wind energy research over different time periods.
Annex B provides a background analysis of the current knowledge relating to each priority of the SRA and MDS documents.
Implementing the TPWind priorities will require the fostering of energies and a strong coordination at all levels. TPWind conducted an internal survey amongst its members, in order to identify on-going initiatives. Annex C provides a review of the identified research programmes and networks at international, European and national level.