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Solaria Energía to fully acquire 5.8 MW plant in Italy

As it continues to consolidate, the Spanish solar power company is on track to expand its PV portfolio.

Italy: study predicts deployment of additional 2.3 GW of PV capacity by 2020

A report published by the Energy and Strategy Group at the Polytechnic University of Milan forecasts that a further 4.4 GW of renewable energy generation capacity could be installed in Italy in the period 2017-2020. Solar and wind are expected to have the largest share.

Italy plans to introduce auction scheme for large-scale solar starting 2020

In the country’s new energy strategy, the Italian government is planning to phase-out coal power plants starting 2025, and to support utility-scale PV projects through long-term PPAs.

Italian solar fund Tages Helios raises another €55 million

The Italian fund announced the closing of its third financing round. To date, the fund has raised approximately €210 million.

Italy opens ancillary services market to pilot renewable energy and storage projects

The project is the initial stage of an organic reform of the Italian ancillary services market, which is expected to be implemented in accordance with the European balancing code.

Italy issues new regulation to promote solar and renewables in non-interconnected islands

The new rules will apply to the country’s 20 minor islands that have no connection with the national grid. Solar installation will be entitled to receive a premium tariff for both injected and self-consumed power.

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Italy installed 84 MW of PV in first quarter 2017

The southern European country added new PV systems totaling 32.6 MW in March. Meanwhile, solar covered around 8.8% of Italy’s electricity demand last month, and 5.8% in the first three months of this year.

Cubico buys 105.6 MW of PV plants in Italy

The British renewable energy infrastructure company has agreed to acquire 18 solar facilities located in Italy from a joint venture between U.S. companies Riverstone and SunEdison.

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Italian Revenue Agency says PV system owners can take advantage of super-amortization on investment goods

The Italian Revenue Agency has finally made clear that PV systems must be considered movable property. As a result, solar modules and other components installed in PV installations can now be depreciated by applying a coefficient of 9% instead of 4%.

Italian solar market expected to grow by another 1.5 GW by 2020

The Italian energy agency GSE forecasts that a further 1.5 of PV capacity will be installed by 2020. Good business opportunities are also expected to come from the storage sector.

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