Solar Energy in Italy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Italy's Solar Energy Market Size & Share, and It is Segmented by Type (Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), End-User (Residential, Industrial and Commercial, and Utility Scale), Deployment (Rooftop, Ground-Mounted). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecasts in Installed Capacity for all the Above Segments.

Italy Solar Energy Market Size

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Italy Solar Energy Market  Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Volume (2024) 34.64 gigawatt
Market Volume (2029) 58.96 gigawatt
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 11.22 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Italy Solar Energy Market  Major Players

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Italy Solar Energy Market Analysis

The Italy Solar Energy Market size in terms of installed base is expected to grow from 34.64 gigawatt in 2024 to 58.96 gigawatt by 2029, at a CAGR of 11.22% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Over the medium period, supportive government policies to promote renewable power generation and the declining cost of Solar PV installations are expected to be some of the driving factors for the solar energy market in Italy during the forecast period.
  • On the other hand, the increasing adoption of alternate renewable sources such as wind and limited grid infrastructure and storage systems are expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period.
  • Nevertheless, offshore areas for solar installation are expected to provide ample opportunities for market players in the future.

Italy Solar Energy Market Trends

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Photovoltaics (PVs) are arrays of cells containing solar photovoltaic material that converts radiation or energy from the sun into direct current electricity. They consist of various semiconductors, usually silicon, and highly conductive wire to reduce any current loss, making them expensive. However, low operational costs are expected to further lower the costs in the coming years.
  • The growth of the on-grid solar PV market is also likely to accelerate due to the government's favorable initiatives to boost its adoption. For instance, in early 2022, the Italian government launched new provisions in the DL Energia decree to decrease energy bills for households and businesses. Italian companies can now secure project rebates, and several southern regions have also been granted a fiscal break for rooftop solar PV and energy efficiency.
  • The new provisions published by the government include an extreme simplification of permits to install commercial rooftop PV systems with a capacity of between 50 kW and 200 kW. In Italy, these systems are allowed to operate under the country's net metering scheme, known as Scambio sul posto.
  • In May 2022, the European Commission announced a mandate for rooftop solar on commercial and public buildings by 2027 and for residential buildings by 2029. In addition, the EU target for renewable energy increased from 40% to 45%. Such mandates are anticipated to push the adoption of Italy's on-grid solar PV market in the coming years.
  • The Italian government has also planned to significantly increase the installed solar PV capacity by up to about 60 GW to produce more than 72 TWh to 74 TWh of electricity by the end of 2030. In early 2023, the Italian Energy and Environment Ministry announced that it aims to add at least 70 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. These targets are expected to result in significant growth in deploying new solar PV plants, especially utility-scale sized PV plants.
  • According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in 2022, the Solar Energy Installed Capacity increased by 10.97 % compared to 2021; the increase is due to new projects started in the past year. This number is likely to increase in the upcoming years during the forecast period.
  • Thus, with such ongoing developments and capacity additions supported by favorable government policies, the solar PV segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
Italy Solar Energy Market: Solar Energy Installed Capacity, in GW, Spain, 2013-2022

Upcoming Projects and Government Policies Expected to Drive the Market

  • Italy is a prominent consumer of solar electricity worldwide and a significant contributor to the growth of solar energy capacity worldwide. The country's market for solar energy capacity additions is one of the largest globally. Within the European Union, Italy is ranked second, just behind Germany, in terms of its photovoltaic sector.
  • The Italian government is promoting solar energy for several reasons. Firstly, it is committed to reducing the country's dependence on fossil fuels and increasing its share of renewable energy in the energy mix. This aligns with Italy's national energy and climate plans, which aim to achieve a 45% share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption by 2030.
  • In February 2023, the Energy and Environment Ministry of Italy announced that the government plans to add a minimum of 70 GW of renewable energy capacity to the national grid by 2030. To achieve this goal, the government is developing a decree to expedite the permit process for renewable energy projects.
  • For instance, in March 2022, the Italian government released a new package of measures in the DL Energia decree. One of the new provisions includes a significant simplification of the permit process for installing commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems with a capacity ranging from 50 kW to 200 kW. These systems are eligible to participate in Italy's net metering scheme, which is known as the “Scambio sul posto.”
  • According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in 2022, the Renewable Energy Capacity increased by 5.33 % compared to 2021; the increase is due to new projects started and Supportive Government Policies implemented in the region during the past year. This number is likely to increase in the upcoming years during the forecast period.
  • According to the Relazione annuale situazione energetica nazionale dati 2021, a report published by the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security in 2021, after seven years of reduced growth, there was an increase (+3%) in the solar energy market with 21 GW of additional capacity. Italy witnessed the greatest trend, with an increase of 83%, owing to the incentives provided by the super bonus mechanism.
  • These actions from the Italian government have also been reflected in a significant increase in electricity generation through solar energy sources. For instance, in 2022, the total electricity generation through solar energy was recorded at 27.55 GWh, which was an increase of more than 24.6% compared to 2016. Furthermore, with plans to install more than 70 GW of renewable energy by 2030, the installation of solar energy is further expected to increase in the future.
  • Therefore, the solar energy market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, owing to the ambitious renewable energy targets and supportive government initiatives, such as tax credits, net metering, and investments in solar energy sectors.
Italy Solar Energy Market: Renewable Energy Capacity, in GW, Spain, 2013-2022

Italy Solar Energy Industry Overview

The Italian solar energy market is fragmented. Some of the major companies include Gruppo STG SRL, Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd, EF Solare Italia SpA, SunPower Corporation, and Enel SpA (in no particular order).

Italy Solar Energy Market Leaders

  1. Gruppo STG S.r.l

  2. Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd

  3. EF Solare Italia SpA

  4. SunPower Corporation

  5. Enel SpA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Italy Solar Energy Market Concentration
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Italy Solar Energy Market News

  • March 2023: Solitek announced the construction of a solar PV module manufacturing factory in Italy with a 600 MW annual capacity. The company is expected to build its facility in the Benevento region with a EUR 50 million (USD 53.5 million) investment and come online in quarter two of 2024. Also, the company plans to add storage system production with a 1 GWh/year capacity.
  • March 2023: An Italian solar panel manufacturer, FuturaSun, announced plans to construct a 2 GW solar module manufacturing facility in Veneto, Italy. The company was expected to invest EUR 25 million (USD 26.4 million) in the new facility, which will likely produce high-efficiency solar panels. It has acquired 24,000 square meters of land for this new factory.

Italy Solar Energy Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definiton

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Recent Trends and Developments

    2. 4.2 Government Policies and Regulations

    3. 4.3 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.3.1 Drivers

        1. 4.3.1.1 Declining Cost of Solar PV Installations

        2. 4.3.1.2 Supportive Government Policies For Renewable Energy

      2. 4.3.2 Restraints

        1. 4.3.2.1 Penetration of Other Energy Sources

    4. 4.4 Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 PESTLE Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

      2. 5.1.2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

    2. 5.2 End-user

      1. 5.2.1 Residential

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial and Commercial

      3. 5.2.3 Utility-Scale

    3. 5.3 Deployment

      1. 5.3.1 Rooftop

      2. 5.3.2 Ground-mounted

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Gruppo STG SRL

      2. 6.3.2 Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 SunPower Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 SunEdison Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Enel SpA

      6. 6.3.6 Peimar SRL

      7. 6.3.7 EF Solare Italia SpA

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
    5. 6.4 Market Ranking Analysis

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Offshore Areas for Solar Installation

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Italy Solar Energy Industry Segmentation

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the sun that is harnessed using a range of technologies such as solar PV or concentrated solar power (CSP) to generate electricity, solar thermal energy, and solar architecture.

The Italian solar energy market is segmented by type, end-user, and deployment. By type, the market is segmented into solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP); by end-user, the market is segmented into residential, industrial and commercial, and utility-scale; and by deployment, the market is segmented into rooftop and ground-mounted.

For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on installed capacity.

Type
Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
End-user
Residential
Industrial and Commercial
Utility-Scale
Deployment
Rooftop
Ground-mounted
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Italy Solar Energy Market Research FAQs

The Italy Solar Energy Market size is expected to reach 34.64 gigawatt in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 11.22% to reach 58.96 gigawatt by 2029.

In 2024, the Italy Solar Energy Market size is expected to reach 34.64 gigawatt.

Gruppo STG S.r.l, Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd, EF Solare Italia SpA, SunPower Corporation and Enel SpA are the major companies operating in the Italy Solar Energy Market.

In 2023, the Italy Solar Energy Market size was estimated at 30.75 gigawatt. The report covers the Italy Solar Energy Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Italy Solar Energy Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Solar Energy in Italy Industry Report

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Solar Energy in Italy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)