Italy to cut solar power incentives in 2011-2013


According to Reuters, following are key points of the decree, which needs a formal approval after a key state body backed it last Thursday:

Popular content

  • In 2011, cuts in the feed-in tariff (FIT) which guarantees operators steady returns for every kilowatt hour of produced power for 20 years will be spread over three four-months periods.
  • FITs will be slashed by about 30 percent for big photovoltaics (PV) installations with capacity of more than five megawatts (MW), while incentives for smaller PV installations will be gradually cut by up to about 20 percent next year.
  • The FIT will be cut by six percent a year in 2012 and 2013.
  • A 3,000 MW limit is put on the new conventional PV capacity to be covered by incentives; on top of that, 200 MW of concentrated PV capacity and 300 MW of other innovative PV technology, previously not covered by incentives, will get support.
  • A target of 8,000 MW is set for PV capacity.

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact:


Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.