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In The First Half Of The Year, Italy's New Capacity Increased By 18% Compared With The Same Period Last Year.
- Aug 02, 2018 -

In the first half of the year, Italy's new capacity increased by 18% compared with the same period last year.


According to Anie Rinnovabili, a Italy renewable energy association based on data from the country's grid operator Terna, the first half of this year was 191 megawatts of new installed capacity in Italy, down 18% from the same period last year.


Among them, Italy registered 36.6 MW and 37.7 megawatts of PV capacity in May and June respectively.


In March, about 60 large solar parks in Italy were connected to the grid, and the first 6 months of this year, although local and international developers issued a number of announcements, they did not complete the larger solar power plants.


However, developments in the first half of this year were almost identical to those registered in the first half of 201MW when new photovoltaic systems were connected to the grid. This means that, in addition to the special performance of March 2017, the country has maintained a steady growth rate of about 30 megawatts a month, largely driven by the residential and industrial segments of the industry.


Anie's data clearly show that no more than 20 kilowatts of residential units dominate the solar sector in Italy, with a new installed capacity of about 83.5 megawatts. Overall, as of the end of June 2018, the cumulative PV generation in Italy has reached 19.7 gigawatts.


At the same time, Terna reported that when solar power was 12749 GW in the first half of this year, it accounted for 8% of Italy's total electricity generation, but thermal power accounted for more than 49% of the total demand.