Italy has a total of 456,575 grid-connected PV plants currently in operation, benefitting from the country’s Conto Energia V incentive programme, according to figures published by Italian energy agency GSE. Combined, these plants have a total PV capacity of 16.6GW.
Furthermore, the country has 3,620 plants registered for the feed-in tariff, which will add an extra 665MW to the overall PV capacity.
Including the registered PV systems, the annual cost of PV incentives amounts to €6.473 billion (US$8.289 billion). The incentive programme has a cap of €6.7 billion which means that just €227 million remains before the government terminates the solar subsidy for new PV installations.