In a rapidly developing area such as wind energy, international exchanges are both essential and valuable. International contacts are established as the result of direct collaboration on projects, as well as within networks and from participation at international conferences. Feedback from participation in projects of the International Energy Agency (IEA) is fundamentally positive.
Switzerland has been officially involved in the IEA Implementing Agreement on Wind Energy Research and Development since May 2002.
Switzerland is currently involved in the following tasks:
Switzerland is head of Task 28 "Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Projects".