2018 Renewable energy statistics in Italy

In 2018 more than 1 GW of additional renewable energy power was installed in Italy. 450 MW are represented by solar photovoltaics. Thanks to over 113 TWh of energy produced from renewable sources, Italy has exceeded, in 2018 and for the fifth consecutive year, the threshold of 17% of consumption satisfied by renewables. Among the […]


The legislation of photovoltaic systems in Italy and the new FER 1 Decree

The installation of a photovoltaic system in Italy is very advantageous because there is a favourable legislation and tax advantages that allow users and companies to have a good return on their investment. Moreover it is possible to self-consume the energy produced by the PV plant and sell the surplus on the electricity market in […]


Challenges of Utility Scale Solar PV Projects

Utility scale solar projects are expanding very quickly around the world, paving the way for many opportunities for investors and solar EPC contractors, but they also present many challenges due to their complexity and very big size. The graphs show continental deployment of solar power plants of 4MWAC and over (source: WikiSolar) Everyone involved in the […]


Utility Scale Solar farms are seeing exponential growth

The powerful economies of scale in solar PV are likely to lead to a progressive reduction in the costs to half of their present levels – enabling additional investments in grid expansion and integration technologies such as storage, connectivity, and demand-response that will increase the value of solar assets. Owing to the low costs of […]


MENA Solar Energy Outlook 2019

MENA region’s demand for power is witnessing fast growth due to increased activities in the industrial and construction sectors. As of September 2018, the total value of MENA power projects is estimated to be worth US$ 6.2 Bn. Between 2018 and 2022, Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP) estimates that MENA power capacity is expected to […]


Enerray’s expanding business in MENA

Antonio Capua is very excited by the opportunities presented by the MENA region. Enerray S.p.A. is one of the global leaders in the design, construction and management of PV power plants, and its clients include some of the best-known brands in solar. For example, multinationals such as Ferrari, Max Mara, ENI, Auchan, Leroy Merlin and many others. It […]


Algeria starts its renewable energy future with a 150 MW solar PV tender

The fiscal dependence of Algeria from the export of its massive oil and gas reserves, combined with the fact that over 90% of the country’s electricity generation is based on this resources, poses serious problems in facing the growing residential electricity demand. Moreover the slump in prices of oil since the third quarter of 2014 […]


Oman will build the largest solar park in the region

It all started in 2008, when the National Authority for the regulation of the Electricity (AER), following a study carried out on its initiative on the possible use of renewable energy sources present in the country for power production, has confirmed Oman’s solar potential as one of the highest in the world, and could be sufficient to cover […]


Utility Scale Solar PV Parks in UAE and Gulf Area

Economic diversification from an oil-based economy, rapid industrialization, growing population, and increasing demand from water desalination facilities have led to an increasing demand for energy in Middle East, making renewable energy economically attractive, especially in the United Arab Emirates. The Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President […]


Commercial and industrial rooftop solar systems in UAE and Gulf Area

The United Arab Emirates has some of the highest electricity consumption rates in the world. Historically, tariff rates for electricity in the UAE have not reflected actual production costs, due to subsidies applied to electricity bill. The UAE is considering removing all forms of electricity subsidies in the future, replacing this form of inefficient cost […]


Tunisia plans to improve its economy and invest in green energy

Tunisia has been passing by a deep and difficult economic slump since 2011, when the autocratic leader Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown. The International Monetary Fund urged Tunisia to raise the retirement age and prices of energy to help decrease the deficit. Thereby, the country had to increase 4% fuel prices, for the third […]


MENA Region Solar Energy Oulook 2018

Several energy-importing countries in Middle East and North Africa continue to accelerate the development of their renewable energy sectors as they aim to curb fuel imports. More limited fossil fuel production and a reliance on fuel imports to meet domestic demand and rising import bills have pushed Egypt, Morocco and Jordan, for example, to diversify […]


Socio-Economics Benefits from Renewable Energies – MENA Region

As shown by authoritative studies, renewable energy can bring many benefits to the world, especially from a social and economic point of view. The increasing shares of renewable power capacity is lowering the prices of pv components. The global average energy system LCOE gradually declines from 70 €/MWh in 2015 to 52 €/MWh in 2050, […]


The transition to a fully renewable powered energy system in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the most promising markets for solar development. Home to dozens of emerging economies with favourable political climates, Southeast Asia is bound to become a cornerstone of the renewable energy revolution. This growth has doubled energy consumption in just over two decades, forcing many countries in the region to address the […]


The transition to a fully renewable powered energy system in Latam

Latin America is a region with immense potential to accelerate the expansion of solar energy. Its numerous emerging economies are a growing source of demand, while the political climate across the continent is largely in favor of renewable energy. The total electricity consumption is expected to double by 2050 and even if all the countries […]


The transition to a fully renewable powered energy system in the MENA region

The transition to a fully renewable powered energy system is possible as shown by authoritative studies of autonomous universities. In the last blog we presented a study that deals with the subject with objective data that demonstrate without a shadow of doubt that a transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is not only […]


A global transition to 100% renewable electricity is feasible

The transition to the use of energy from renewable sources is not just an ethical choice, but in recent years has become increasingly a necessity of an economic and human type. Our planet is sick, and the increase in temperatures is the most obvious signal. Climate change does not only bring with it problems of […]


Photovoltaic Energy spreads in the emerging economies. Focus on Latam countries

Photovoltaic energy is growing exponentially in the world thanks to technology and the consequent ever greater ease of installation. It is scalable, reliable and easy to understand for users, differentiating itself from other more expensive and polluting energies. The economically most developed countries in Europe and the United States have relied on renewable energy with […]


MENA, Middle East and North Africa photovoltaic market

The Middle East and North Africa (also called MENA region) states are interested by a quantity of annual sunlight that produce a direct radiation exceeding 6 kWh/m2 per day in many regions. The Recent decreases in the price of photovoltaic technologies coupled with rising electricity demand in these growing nations, could make the MENA region […]


Solar Energy Market Outlook 2018

The solar sector had a challenging 2018 coming and some signals are definitely positive confirming that a major EPC Solar Company can increase its quota of Solar Investments and Solar Project Development. Let’s take a look to the leading industry analysts trends for the solar sector in 2018. First of all the costs of PV […]


Focus on the new solar markets: Africa

Both the decreased costs and the technologic progress contribute to the rise of solar energy; if Africa aims at keeping on boosting sustainable development, then it needs to ensure access to energy for its entire population. Africa hosts 13% of the total world population; notwithstanding, it only accounts for 4% of world energy consumption. And […]


The new solar markets: a challange for the EPC solar company

A solid global epc solar company, especially today, must be active and ready to develop solar projects in every markets in the world. In the last two years solar energy markets are rapidly growing worldwide and solar investments in the developing countries exceed, In many cases, those of the consolidated markets. We know what does it means EPC solar company: exactly […]


Trends and challenges for the PV O&M companies in the international markets

O&M’s international photovoltaic markets are moving more and more often according to identical dynamics. In an increasingly open market for technological innovation and use of renewable energy, the biggest photovoltaic companies are refining their workflow to make selection and win the challange. Here are the main O&M photovoltaic trends in the world: Trend # 1: […]