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Italian startup testing PV sleepers on railway line

Greenrail Group has started deploying special its PV railroad-tie solution along a railway line in Emilia Romagna, Italy. The company designed the system according to the UNI 10349 standard.


Italian municipality offers free EV recharging via off-grid PV shade

The municipality of Falconara Marittima, Italy, has installed a free off-grid photovoltaic shade for electric vehicle charging at no cost to users. The system has a capacity of 7 kW and includes a 10 kWh battery.

Italy’s KEY trade show now Europe’s second-largest PV event

Italy’s most important event for renewable energy took place last week in Rimini with a 41% increase in visitors and about 30% growth in the number of participating brands. This reflects the sustained growth of the Italian PV sector and also underscores the expansion of the trade show, which is now Europe’s second-largest PV event after Germany’s SmarterE – Intersolar.


EU Commission approves €5.7 billion Italian scheme for energy communities

The European Commission said last week it has greenlighted a €5.7 billion ($6.24 billion) scheme for Italy to develop renewable energy communities up to 1 MW in size.

Norwegian developer switches on northernmost ground-mounted PV plant

Store Norske Energi AS has installed a PV system in the Svalbard archipelago, the last inhabited strip of land before the North Pole. The company told pv magazine that the system could reduce the use of fossil fuels by 70% and potentially become a model for the Arctic transition to renewables.


Solarday unveils new strategy, inverter line in Italy

Solarday presented its new commercial and industrial strategy at a recent event in Milan. pv magazine Italy spoke with Solarday Sales and Marketing Director Marco Vergani about the module manufacturer’s direct participation in large-scale installations and its new line of inverters.

Italy’s solar installations hit 2.3 GW in H1

Italy deployed 2.3 GW of new solar capacity in the first half of the year, while its cumulative installed PV capacity reached 27.4 GW at the end of March, according to Italia Solare, the national solar energy association.


Smart O&M platform detects hail-related damages in PV systems

Massimo Albino Russo, head of business development for Enerqos Energy Solutions, recently spoke with pv magazine Italy about its smart O&M service to detect dysfunctions in solar arrays hit by hail. The Ameresco Group subsidiary uses drones and artificial intelligence to deal with PV system damage.

Italian state agency publishes agrivoltaic location map

The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Enea) will soon release an online map to identify suitable sites for agrivoltaics. The map, based on landscape indicators, will provide qualitative and quantitative information to facilitate the selection of appropriate locations for the integration of agriculture and solar energy.

Italian supplier unveils new PV garden system

Italy’s Giulio Barbieri has developed a solar pergola for gardens that can be combined with battery storage, offering 3 kW to 5 kW of power and a storage capacity of 5 kWh.

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