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In our Country (Italy) mean annual solar radiation ranges from 3.6 kWh per square metre per day in the Po river plain area, to 4.7 kWh per square metre per day in Central-Southern Italy, to 5.4 kWh per square metre per day in Sicily: consequently some regions have a production potential that is very high, however, it can be said that the entire national territory is characterized by very favourable conditions for the installation of plants for the production of solar power. Italy is one of the countries with the largest production of solar energy and is in the vanguard also in the sector of research of technological innovations.
According to Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) in 2012 in Italy there were 591,029 solar power plants, with an installed capacity of 18,053 MW. So between 2012 and 2013 the number of photovoltaic installations grew by 22.8%, while the installed capacity of 8.2%.
(Source: GSE, Rapporto statistico “Energia da Fonti Rinnovabili in Italia – 2013”)

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