Electricity demand in Italy may have once again dropped, but PV generation increased by 71.8%.

Grid operator Terna’s early provisional data demonstrates that PV covered 5.6% of the country’s electricity demand in 2012.

In December, PV systems generated 749GWh and covered 2.81% of electricity demand, down from 3% in December.

The report also found that renewable energies covered a total of 24.63% of the country’s electricity demand in 2012, up from 21.8% in 2011.

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