PV installed capacity
In fact, the number of photovoltaic systems experienced a tenfold increase between 2009 and 2020. Also, the cumulative installed capacity steadily grew, peaking in 2019 at 20.9 gigawatts. Lombardy was the region with the greatest share of PV installed capacity nationwide , followed by the Veneto region.
PV in Italy: leading role worldwide
In 2018, Italy was the leading country worldwide in terms of electricity consumption covered by photovoltaic power. In detail, in Italy 9.2 percent of electricity consumed was generated from PV, whereas in Germany and Japan – the second and third in the ranking – the shares of PV electricity were equal to 8.4 and 7.8 percent, respectively.