The IEA Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) Technology Collaboration Programme, formerly known as Implementing Agreement, was officially launched in September 2005 with five founding members. Current members of the IEA-RETD are Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Norway. The IEA-RETD’s mandate is to address cross-cutting issues that influence the deployment of renewable energy and to act as a vehicle to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologies.
While the other IEA implementing agreements on renewable energy focus on specific technologies, the RETD is cross-cutting from a technological point of view and intends to complement these.
IEA-RETD will terminate at 1 July 2017 after completion of the last ongoing studies.
The IEA-RETD, formally known as the Technology Collaboration Programme for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, functions within a Framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of IEA-RETD do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of its individual Member countries.