Italy released 362 MW of solar in H1

Sep 16, 2020 11:40 AM ET
  • Developers set up 259 MW of brand-new solar in Italy in the first six months of the year, according to ANIE Rinnovabili. However that doesn't include a 103 MW plant that was attached to the grid in late June in the southern region of Apulia.
Italy released 362 MW of solar in H1
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Italy mounted around 259 MW of solar in the first six months of this year, according to brand-new numbers from ANIE Rinnovabili and also added information from grid operator Terna.

However, this total amount does not include a 103 MW solar plant that Danish developer European Energy integrated in the southern region of Apulia: The project started commercial procedures in late June.

That suggests that the country's brand-new capability enhancements for the first half really went beyond 362 MW, compared to 231 MW in the initial six months of 2019 and simply 191 MW in the initial half of 2018.

The majority of this year's capability was deployed in May and also June, with new regular monthly enhancements hitting 69.2 MW as well as 71.6 MW, specifically. In April, throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, brand-new setups only reached 2.7 MW.

According to the most recent statistics, PV projects that do not surpass 1 MW in size represent nearly all of the brand-new capacity, at 221.7 MW. Solar parks over 1 MW in dimension made up simply 37.3 MW of the overall.

Residential PV systems as much as 20 kW in dimension still made up the largest share, at around 109.9 MW of ability. PV systems ranging from 20 kW to 100 kW made up 41 MW of the total. On the other hand, commercial and industrial PV setups varying from 100 kW to 1 MW hit 70.5 MW in the very first 6 months of the year.

The parts of the nation with the highest development volumes were the Lombardy region, which brought 47.6 MW of brand-new solar online, and the southerly region of Sicily, with 32 MW. The northern areas of Veneto and also Emilia-Romagna finished the first fifty percent of the year with 35.6 MW and also 23.9 MW, specifically.

The provisional figures indicate that Italy went beyond 21.3 GW of cumulative solar ability at the end of June. The nation's National Integrated Plan for Climate and also Energy go for 50 GW of solar by 2030.