Member Country Activities for Sweden
The new wind energy installations in 2014 had a capacity of 956 MW (862 MW were installed in 2013). At the end of 2014, the total installed wind generation was 5,425 MW from 3,048 wind turbines. A major part of wind power research financed by the Swedish Energy Agency is carried out in the research programs Vindforsk, Vindval, Swedish Wind Power Technology Center (SWPTC), and Wind Power in Cold Climate. Vindforsk focuses on wind resource and establishment, operation and maintenance, and wind power in the power system. Vindval is a knowledge program focused on studying the environmental effects of wind power. SWPTC’s main objective is the design of an optimal wind turbine which takes the interaction among all components into account. The program Wind Power in Cold Climate focuses on removing barriers that arise for wind power in cold climates.