27 Jul '11, 7am

Its cool huh! @beyondzeronews Viva Italia! Italy has 7,000 MW solar PV. #2 in the world now. (Australia has only 571 MW)

Its cool huh! @beyondzeronews Viva Italia! Italy has 7,000 MW solar PV. #2 in the world now. (Australia has only 571 MW)

In 2009, Italy became the world's second largest market for annual installations of solar PV capacity, a position it held in 2010 and will likely hold again in 2011. Italy has quickly overtaken total installed capacity leaders Spain and Japan. According to GSE , Italy installed 2,300 MW in 2010. This is up from the 1,850 MW reported at the end of the year. GSE had said previously that there were an additional 4,000 MW of solar PV from 55,000 systems in the pipeline that potentially will bring total installed capacity to 7,000 MW and this appears to be the case. On May 2, 2011, GSE issued a 48-page statistical report on Italy's solar PV development. In 2010, solar PV generated 1.9 TWh of electricity. Solar PV currently installed may generate as much as 10 TWh in 2011 or three percent of Italy's 320 TWh annual consumption. Italy is three-fourths the size of California, with ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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