Wind, solar farms meet 14% of 10-mo demand in Italy

Solar panels in Italy. Image by: TerniEnergia (www.ternienergia.com).

December 5 (Renewables Now) - Wind and solar farms in Italy produced 38 TWh of power in the first 10 months of 2019, enough to meet 14.2% of total electricity demand, show statistics by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN).

Non-hydro renewables produced enough to cover 21.4% of demand in January-October 2019. This is up from a share of 19% a year earlier as the contribution of wind farms and solar photovoltaic (PV) parks grew. 

The table contains details of power generation by different energy sources in Italy in the period under review.

Output in GWh 10-mo 2019 10-mo 2018
Hydro 38,890 41,710
Biomass 14,559 14,647
Geothermal 4,761 4,787
Wind 15,409 14,255
Solar 22,527 20,503

The full report is available at https://download.terna.it/terna/Rapporto_Mensile_Ottobre%202019_8d773253c33d794.pdf

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