• Italy added 234 MW of solar power capacity out of 551 MW new renewable energy capacity added during H1/2017
  • Residential facilities added 42% of all solar power capacity installed in the period
  • The 234 MW of new solar in H1 is a 16% increase year-on-year
  • The main capacity was installed in the regions of Lazio (75.2 MW), Lombardia (26.9 MW) and Veneto (25 MW)

Italy installed 551 MW of new renewable energy capacity in the first half of 2017, representing an increase of 67% over 2016. Solar power contributed 234 MW to this total, as per provisional figures provided by Italy’s renewable energy association Anie Rinnovabili.

Referring to data provided by Italian grid operator Terna, Anie Rinnovabili stated that in June 2017, Italy added only 29.7 MW of new PV capacity. That’s a strong drop compared to the 95.2 MW installed in May 2017, which was the highest capacity added in any month since the beginning of this year. However, that  was thanks to around 63 MW of large scale PV plants completed in May.

The overall addition of 234 MW in H1/2017 is an increase of 16% compared to H1/2016, when Italy added 201 MW. In H1/2015 it connected 134 MW. Residential facilities accounted for 42% of the solar power installed in the period.

Most of the H1 installed PV capacity is located in the regions of Lazio (75.2 MW), Lombardia (26.9 MW) and Veneto (25 MW), among others.

Compared to Q1/2017 when 84 MW were added, Italy reported 149.4 MW of new grid connections in Q2/2017 (see Italy Installs 84 MW In Q1/2017).