Italy

ERG enters solar energy business with acquisition of 89 MW in Italy

The Italian wind energy specialist has acquired 100% of ForVei, a company that owns 30 PV plants across northern, central and southern Italy.

Italy’s new 2020-2030 energy strategy sees PV increase power production by around 40 TWh

The Italian government has planned to phase out coal power production by 2025, and has set a 2030 renewable energy target of 27%.

Four key takeaways on Italian PV from Key Solar event

While expecting the announcement of a new energy strategy that could envisage more than 30 GW of additional solar between 2020-2030, the Italian solar sector discussed how to deal with current market conditions and facing the future with optimism at Key Solar, a brand new solar event.

Italy installed 323 MW of solar in first nine months of 2017

The Italian solar market has grown by 13% so far this year and by 6% in the third quarter. New additions for September reached 32.2 MW.

Meyer Burger scores 200 MW bifacial HJT supply deal in Italy

Meyer Burger has signed a deal to supply 200 MW of bifacial heterojunction (HJT) solar production equipment to an undisclosed Italian PV manufacturer, in a deal valued at roughly CHF 45 million ($45.4 million).

sonnen to invest €80m to install home storage systems to 20,000 homes in Italy

A total of 20,000 sonnen home batteries are to be delivered in Italy by German company sonnen over the next 24 months after an €80 million ($94 million) deal with a newly formed alliance of regional installers.

Italian researchers use graphene oxide to increase efficiency of perovskite cells

Scientists of the University of Florence claim that graphene-based electron transport layers (ETL) achieve higher carrier injection with respect to most commonly used ETLs.

A2A buys another 17.8 MW of solar in Italy

Through this second operation in the solar sector, the operational PV plants owned by the Italian power and gas provider have reached a combined capacity of 38.4 MW.

Eon and Enel trade power using Blockchain technology for the first time

The two European utilities have set up a decentralized marketplace with other partners. The direct trade via Blockchain should help to save costs.

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A2A buys PV plants totaling 17 MW in Italy

Through this operation, the Italian power and gas provider is further expanding into the solar sector.