Italy’s solar boomThe country’s gross electricity generation from renewables surged after 2005, more than doubling in a few years. This trend corresponds to a boom in solar photovoltaic installations throughout the country, encouraged by the Italian government’s Conto Energia feed-in tariff policy. This policy aims to promote the development of renewable energy sources by guaranteeing producers a competitive market price. By 2022, gross electricity production from photovoltaic sources in Italy amounted to more than 28 terawatt-hours. Investment in photovoltaics continues, peaking at 2.8 billion euros in 2022.
By comparison, Italy’s hydropower production fell in 2022, a consequence of the drought that hit Europe that year.