Italy, officially announced that the new solar photovoltaic systems installed in 2010, 1,850 megawatts, significantly exceeds the industry estimates.
Gestore dei Servizi Energetici, the agency that promotes, supports, and to develop renewable energy sources in Italy, added that the information is still coming in 2010, and that the amount of capacity may reach 3000 in 2010 through the 150 000 MW of systems.
Italy installed solar PV 711 megawatts in 2009, 340 megawatts in 2008, and only 60 MW in 2007.
GSE says that the other 4000 MW of solar PV Pipeline, which, as the case may be, to display the installed capacity of a total of 7 000 MW, 55,000 systems.
Solar PV in Italy in the 2020 target is a variable-megawatts.
Although the U.s. solar installations are the producers of official statistics, the industries estimate that as much as 800 megawatts and possibly up to 900 MW of solar PV installed in 2010.
If true, it seems that Italy, 60 million inhabitants installed three times more solar PV in 2010 than the entire U.s. with its 311 million people.
Within three years, more than 1,000 megawatts installed in Italy of solar PV capacity installed in the United States than in the past, a total of 30 years.
The rapid development of solar PV in Italy managed its feed-in tariffs, Conto Energia, which pays for every kilowatt-hour generated by solar panels, in order to determine whether the homeowners, small and medium-sized enterprises owned or Vatican City, which is a solar electric system.
Italian weather solar Photovoltaics, and capacity of 3000 MW is able to generate terawatt-hours of 3 to 4 per year, approximately 1% of its electricity consumption is equivalent to the country.
Paul Gipe is the author of the renewable energy and the opinion of the Advocate General, the feed-in tariffs authority. For more information is available on his site, http://www.wind-works.org.