Italy

Midsummer to set up 50 MW BIPV module factory in southern Italy

Through this new project, the Swedish CIGS turnkey equipment supplier aims to expand its presence in southern European PV markets.

Italy has 170 MW/267 MWh of distributed storage capacity

The country added around 90 MW/100 MWh of new, small-sized storage capacity over the past 18 months. Most of the batteries are in Lombardy, whose administration offers rebates.

World could add more than 900 GW of solar by 2025 if politicians grasp the nettle – IEA

With the International Energy Agency publishing its latest five-year clean energy forecast today, pv magazine takes a look at the solar content of the 162-page document.

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‘EU law permits member states to amend or withdraw FIT payment terms’

An advocate general at the European Court of Justice has said Italy’s decision to amend the terms of signed, 20-year solar incentive contracts in 2014 does not conflict with European law.

European islands make decarbonization pledges

Often dependent on fuel imports from the mainland and frequently powered by fossil fuels, islands have taken center stage at an online forum which builds on a political process kicked-off by Croatia’s presidency of the European Council.

Enel to combine floating PV, hydropower

The Italian utility is testing several technologies at a floating PV array in Sicily. It wants to select the most promising ones for future large-scale projects in the reservoirs of its hydropower plants throughout the world.

Italy’s Lombardy region adds another €20 million for residential PV+storage

Italy’s most affluent region will continue to support solar+storage installations with rebates, and the authorities plan to roughly triple funding this year.

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Italian utility Snam invests in hydrogen

The energy company has invested €33 million in UK-based electrolyzer maker ITM and has started a cooperation with the Italian railway operator to test joint hydrogen solutions for transport.

German hydrogen specialist to expand electrolyzer production in Europe

Enapter wants to launch mass production in Saerbeck, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It also plans to expand its current production facilities in Pisa, Italy.

Solar tower for world’s largest pasta producer

The German Aerospace Center is working with partners in Italy to supply Italian pasta maker Barilla with electricity and heat from renewable sources.

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