Italy Doubles Solar Deployments in 2023

Nov 27, 2023 02:28 PM ET
  • Discover how Italy more than doubled its solar capacity in the first nine months of 2023. Learn how residential and industrial sectors contributed to the growth, and find out which regions achieved the highest output.
Italy Doubles Solar Deployments in 2023

In the first nine months of 2023, Italy more than doubled the solar capacity deployed compared to the year-ago period, with total cumulative capacity reaching 28.6 GW. Residential solar installations accounted for 46% of the additions while industrial sector accounted for 30%. Gross production rose 7.3% from a year ago, with the highest output coming from Puglia, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Veneto.

How Much Solar Capacity Did Italy Add in 2023?

  • Italy added 14.3 GW of solar capacity in the first nine months of 2023, more than double the amount added during the same period in 2022.
  • Residential solar installations made up the greatest share of new capacity at 46%, with industrial sector accounting for 30%.
  • Gross solar production in 2023 was 7.3% higher than in 2022, with the highest output coming from Puglia, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Veneto.
  • By the end of 2023, Italy's cumulative solar capacity reached 28.6 GW, a significant increase from the year before.
  • This progress is indicative of Italy's commitment to transitioning to a low-carbon economy and expanding solar energy use.
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