EUPD Research recently published the results of the 14th edition of the Global PV InstallerMonitor 2021/2022© for the Italian market. The survey sheds light on the rooftop photovoltaic (PV) segment in Italy and provides exclusive insights from the perspective of the PV installers.
Italy is one of the largest PV markets in the European Union, and the residential- and commercial segments are the main drivers. The PV storage market in Italy is also growing. The share of installers who offer storage systems increased to almost 90%.
In recent years, the Italian PV market has grown steadily. In 2021, Italy added about 1 GW of newly installed PV capacity, compared to 785 MW in 2020, and reached a cumulative PV capacity of 22.6 GW.
According to Italia Solare, Italy installed 431 MWh of storage capacity in 2021, compared to 112 MWh in 2020. The northern regions Lombardia and Veneto are particularly successful in increasing installed storage capacity by implementing specific funding schemes.
The Global PV InstallerMonitor 2021/2022© by EUPD Research targets installers in selected core PV markets. In Italy, 100 installation companies participated in the survey. This year’s report provides exclusive insights on the latest developments of the PV market in Italy.
The results of the survey show that 89% of the surveyed installers in Italy offer energy storage to their customers, compared to 64% from last year’s survey. A further 10% are planning to include storage solutions in their portfolio by the end of 2022. This development indicates a growing market for storage systems.
Additionally, 45 % of the survey participants in Italy offer electric mobility solutions. The growing market penetration of electric vehicles will further increase the demand for storage systems, both for the installation of home charging stations as well as to support the grid in coping with the increasing electricity demand.
In 2021, Italy simplified the permitting procedure for small storage systems to boost the growth of the PV storage market. Currently, the net-billing and Superbonus (110 % tax deduction) schemes are driving the small-scale solar PV segment. However, the country needs to further adjust its incentive schemes in order to achieve its ambitious targets for the solar PV sector.
Graph: 99% of the surveyed installers either already offer battery storage systems to their customers or plan to do so in 2022.
This year’s version of the Global PV InstallerMonitor 2021/2022© for the South African market focuses on the recurring topics such as which module-, inverter- or storage brands installers carry in their portfolio, how and where they purchase their components, and to which extent they are satisfied with the brands they offer. For the first time, installers were also surveyed in regards to which mounting structure manufacturers they know, offer, and are willing to recommend.
The results of the latest Italian edition of the Global PV InstallerMonitor 2021/2022© will be presented by Saif Islam, Senior Consultant at EUPD Research, during the “Market Briefing Mediterranean” at Solar & Storage DigiCon on 2 June 2022. Please sign up here.
About the Global PV InstallerMonitor 2021/2022©
The 14th edition of the study conducted by EUPD Research deals with the topics of brand management, market penetration, procurement and satisfaction with respect to modules, inverters, wholesalers and storage systems. EUPD Research surveyed a total of more than 1,500 PV installers in Australia, Austria & Switzerland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain, as well as in Brazil, South Africa and the United States (California). Many evaluations are displayed on a brand level. Please find further information about the study here or watch the video.
If you have any questions, please contact Saif Islam, Senior Consultant at EUPD Research, under + 49 228 97143-20 and s.islam(at)eupd-research.com.