At the end of June, Italy's cumulative photovoltaic capacity exceeded 23GW. Roof photovoltaic continues to promote the Italian solar market, but the market for large-scale projects is the first sign of real recovery.
September 19, 2022 EMILIANO BELLINI
According to the preliminary data of ANIE Rinnovabili, the Italian National Renewable Energy Association, and Terna, the power grid operator, Italy has installed 1061MW solar photovoltaic in the first half of 2022.
Compared with 362MW in the same period last year, 267MW in the first half of 2020 and 231MW from January to June 2019, the number of installations has increased significantly. This year, most of the capacity was installed in the second quarter, of which 628MW was connected to the Italian power grid.
According to the latest statistics, almost all of the newly developed 686MW capacity are photovoltaic projects with a scale of less than 1MW. The solar energy industrial park with a scale of more than 1MW only accounts for 375MW in the total capacity.
The residential photovoltaic system with a scale of 20kW and below still accounts for the largest share, with a capacity of about 426MW. PV systems with scales ranging from 20 kW to 100 kW account for 76 MW of the total capacity. At the same time, commercial and industrial photovoltaic devices with a scale of 100kW to 1MW reached 184MW in the first half of this year.
The region with the largest development volume in the country is Lombardy, where 147MW of grid connected solar energy has been added, and 144MW of grid connected solar energy has been added in central Lazio. In the first half of this year, Sicily and Sardinia increased 139MW and 103MW respectively.
Preliminary data show that Italy's solar capacity exceeded 22.4GW at the end of June. Italy's National Integrated Climate and Energy Plan hopes to achieve 50GW of solar capacity by 2030.