Italy's wind, solar output in H1 enough to cover 15.5% of demand

Solar panels in Italy. Image by: TerniEnergia (

August 4 (Renewables Now) - Italy produced 24 TWh of electricity from wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in the first half of 2021, up by 1.3% year-on-year and enough to cover 15.5% of national demand.

According to the latest monthly report by grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN), non-hydro renewables generated enough to meet over 23% of power demand in the first half. Details are available in the table below.

Output in TWh H1 2021 Y/Y change
Wind 10.76 +4%
Solar 13.2 -1.1%
Geothermal 2.75 -3.4%
Biomass 9.09 +2%
Net power generation 134.39 +2.6%
Total demand 154.86 +7.8%

Terna’s full report is available at

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