Italy’s cumulative PV capacity reached 25 GW by the end of 2022. The country added 2.48 GW of solar PV capacity in 2022, the highest annual addition since 2013. The Italian government has set ambitious targets for the solar PV sector. It plans to add around 30 GW of PV capacity between 2021 and 2030. One of the main challenges Italian installers see in relation to the growing demand for PV is supply bottlenecks and delays in the delivery of PV components. In order to avoid falling behind on installation orders, more and more installers are working with several wholesalers to obtain PV components. On average, the surveyed companies purchased 83 percent of their PV modules from wholesalers in 2022.
Bonn. Italy is a pioneer in the field of PV solar technology. Within the European Union, the country ranks third in terms of cumulative installed PV capacity, behind Germany and Spain. Italy’s cumulated PV capacity reached 25.1 GW at the end of 2022. The country added 2.48 GW of solar PV capacity in 2022, which is the highest annual addition since 2013.
The Italian government has set ambitious targets for the solar PV sector. It plans to add around 30 GW of PV capacity in the period 2021-2030. This is expected to make solar PV the main renewable energy source in Italy. With around 87 percent of all PV systems currently in operation, the residential segment dominates the Italian PV landscape. For our flagship project – PV InstallerMonitor© 2022/2023 – we conducted 100 interviews with Italian installers, focusing specifically on building-applied and building-integrated PV systems.
Another challenge that Italian installers currently face is the lack of trained staff. More than 60 percent of them said they do not have enough skilled staff to handle the current volume of orders. Some installers would also like to see more training and coursesoffered by manufacturers. Some installers believe that more government subsidies should be offered to the residential segment to meet national targets for solar PV. Currently, the main funding schemes for this segment are the net-billing and the Superbonus (110 % tax deduction).
In addition to the recurring topics such as PV modules, inverters, mounting and storage systems, this year’s edition of PV InstallerMonitor© presents a new topic: Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), a technology that helps control energy flows and optimize power consumption in order to increase the consumption of self-generated electricity. 20 percent of all surveyed installers in Italy offer HEMS in addition to photovoltaics, and another 48 percent are planning to offer them in 2023.
Come to EUPD Research‘s Top Brand PV ITALY Conference on March 23 and EUPD Research’s Mediterranean Solar & Storage Market Briefing on March 24 during K.EY at Rimini Expo Centre and meet our colleagues Daniel Fuchs, Saif Islam, Christopher Braun and Gary Yuan.
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