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Photovoltaic, installations are growing again in Italy

IEA-ENEA report: despite the Covid-19, the production of energy from renewable sources is steadily increasing, with a growth of 7% in 2020 and could reach 10% in 2021

Renewables are resisting the crisis caused by Covid-19. And the photovoltaic sector in Italy, after a period of stagnation, is growing again. In the first half of this year, new installations in fact increased by 12% compared to the same period in 2019, with a forecast of new installed capacity throughout 2020 of around 0.8 GW. In the two-year period 2021-2022, thanks mainly to the push of tax incentives, among all the Superbonus, it will be precisely the photovoltaic to drive the growth of renewable energy.

These are the data that emerge from the report ‘Renewables 2020’ of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to which ENEA has contributed both to the Italian part and to the peer review. The report focuses on the impact of the pandemic in the global renewable energy system, which fortunately has not been felt. In stark contrast to power plants fueled by other fuels, renewable power generation facilities will in fact grow by nearly 7% globally in 2020. And forecasts through 2025 bode well for the future.

After a period of stagnation since 2012, in our country the growth of photovoltaics is accelerating its race. An increase to which they are also contributing new targets set in the National Integrated Plan for Energy and Climate, which provides a target of 52 GW of photovoltaic capacity by 2030, more than double the 20.9 GW installed until 2019. According to the report, in the period 2023-2025 the average annual additional capacity in Italy is expected to be about 4.6 GW.

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