Annual Report 2021

Read about the highlights of our first half-year of operation.

Turning wind R&D into a sustainable industry







Our contribution to a more sustainable world

NorthWind’s research in cheaper, more sustainable wind energy contributes to reaching many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Here are three of them that we consider as the most relevant and where we hope to achieve significant impact through our research.
UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Working to enable the massive deployment and integration of wind energy into the energy system at a competitive cost addresses goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

The anticipated increase in the market share of cost-competitive on- and offshore wind energy by 2030 is one of the most important drivers for reaching emissions reduction targets, and targets goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate action
UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water
Work on sustainable solutions for offshore wind energy development targets goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Value for industry partners

The North Sea as a springboard for the green transition

NorthWind was represented at the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. Centre director and SINTEF Chief Scientist John Olav Tande spoke at the event The North Sea as a springboard for the green transition, which gathered leading scientists from four major environmental research centres, as well as representatives from the industry and politicians.

UN Climate Summit



NorthWind innovations

Full annual report 2021

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