Italy plans 50 GW PV, 18.4 GW wind to meet 2030 target

Solar panels in Italy. Image by: TerniEnergia (

January 14 (Renewables Now) - Italy will aim to reach 50 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity at end-2030 under its new climate and energy plan, the target for wind is 18.4 GW.

Last week the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) presented Italy’s National Integrated Plan for Climate and Energy 2030, which contains details on the future expansion of renewable energy in order to reach a 30% share in gross final consumption by 2030. In 2017, according to the ministry, that share was 18.3%.

Italy will aim at a 55.4% renewables share in the electricity sector, with a big focus on solar power; a 33% renewables share in heating and cooling; and a 21.6% share of renewables in transport.

The table below shows details on the targeted power generation capacity for different renewable energy sources in the next decade.

Source/Capacity in MW 2017 2025 2030
Solar 19,682 26,840 50,880
- of which CSP 0 250 880
Wind 9,766 15,690 18,400
- of which offshore 0 300 900
Bioenergy 4,135 3,570 3,764
Geothermal 813 919 950
ALL RENEWABLES 53,259 66,159 93,194

In 2030 renewables are planned to be producing around 186.8 TWh of electricity, including 74.5 TWh of solar power and 40.1 TWh of wind power.

Italy ranked second in terms of installed solar power generation capacity in Europe at the end of 2017, and fifth for wind.

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