The European Wind Initiative (2013)
Wind power research and development to 2020
"The European Wind Initiative - Wind Power Research and Development to 2020” is an updated summary of the 10 year wind energy research strategy. The pamphlet summarises the EWI implementation activities, the progress made so far and suggests funding recommendations in line with the upcoming EU Multiannual Budget 2014-2020.
The EWI will develop the wind energy technology of the future, the necessary testing facilities, streamlined manufacturing processes, and maintain Europe’s global technology leadership.
To achieve this vision, the EWI focuses on four main technology areas:
- new turbines and components
- offshore technology
- grid integration
- resource assessment and spatial planning.