Conferenza dell’Industria Solare third edition will be held in Rome (Italy) on February 24th and 25th. During this conference 400 solar PV and solar thermal sector professionals will meet in a key moment for the future evolution of the Italian market. This edition is of particular interest for the analysis on the consequences regarding the Italian PV industry strong growth, in 2010 has exceeded the forecasts of installed capacity.
The Italian solar market is of special interest for Spain, since there is a strong presence of Spanish companies in both industries solar PV and solar thermal. Furthermore, the conference is held in a climate of maximum expectation about the Italian PV industry evolution, due to the significant cuts that occurred in the Spanish market following the boom recorded in 2008. According to provisional data from the Italian energy agency Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE), at the end of 2010 the total installed power capacity could exceed 7,000 MW (though not yet all grid connected) along 200.000 plants, against 1,142 MW at the end of 2009. The new tariffs came into effect with the Terzo Conto Energia, less generous than previous, should not slow down the growth rate. Several forecasts estimate the increase in the installed power capacity by 1 GW each quarter in 2011
“As it happened in Spain, during the next months, the Italian PV sector will have to face the challenge of internationalization in order to react to a possible change in the Italian market scenario. We will start to see Italian companies that will approach Eclareon to support them in this internationalization process, this trend will intensify during 2011” said David Perez, ECLAREON partner, strategy firm that collaborates in the event.
Apart from PV contents, the program includes different sessions about technology, project financing and regulation, and the projected growth of solar thermal sector in Italy.