Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Photovoltaic
Agency:Gestore dei Servizi Energetici
Legal References:Decree 6 February 2006, amending Decree 28 July 2005; M.D. 19 February 2007; M.D. 6 August 2010; Law No.129 of 13 August 2010; Legislative decree No.28/2011;Ministerial Decree of May 5th, 2011
Funding:A3 electricity component

Decrees issued by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development in July 2005 and in February 2006 introduced a feed-in premium scheme for solar PV generation through which premiums ranging from EUR 0.445/kWh to EUR 0.490/kWh were granted. The subsequent Ministerial Decree of February 19th, 2007 revised the previous feed-in scheme. It was meant for photovoltaic plants connected to the grid with a nominal capacity higher than 1 kWp realized by natural and legal persons, condominiums and public bodies. The decree provided a set of tariffs, valid for a period of 20 years, with a bonus in case of high degree of PV integration in the buildings. Three types of systems were considered: not integrated, partially integrated and fully integrated. For 2010 the premiums ranged from a minimum of EUR 0.346/kWh (for not integrated plants with P>20 kW) to a maximum of EUR 0.471/kWh (for fully integrated plants with plants 1=P=3). A tariff bonus of 5% was provided to self-producers, public schools and public hospitals, installations integrated to building substituting asbestos roofs, municipalities with less than 5 000 inhabitants. Plants with a capacity lower than 20 kWp could further benefit from on the on-spot trading service. Furthermore, this feed-in premium scheme promoted energy efficiency measures in buildings providing an additional bonus in case energy efficiency interventions in the buildings were implemented; on the basis of the energy saving level achieved, it was possible to obtain a maximum increase of the 30% of the base tariff. Producers got, in addition to the premium, the price of the electricity sold either on the market or through bilateral contracts. The feed-in premium scheme for PV plants was again revised by the Ministerial Decree of 6 August 2010. It incentivize PV plants commissioned after December 31st, 2010, connected to the grid and with a nominal capacity higher than 1 kWp. Natural and legal persons, owners of housing units and/or buildings and public bodies could apply the support scheme. The 2010 decree provided a set of tariffs, valid for a period of 20 years, granted to the following power plants: - Installations on buildings, other PV plants, integrated PV plants with innovative characteristics (i.e. plants that use special components and modules, developed specifically to replace architectural elements); concentrating photovoltaic system; photovoltaic plants with technological innovation (i.e. the one that uses modules and components which are characterized by significant technological innovations). The decree also provides, in addition to a national target for PV power installed by 2020 of 8, 000MW, a power limit for each power plant category that can be incentivized: - 3, 000 MW for photovoltaic plants; - 300 MW for Photovoltaic plants which are architecturally integrated with innovative characteristics; - 200 MW Concentrating photovoltaic system. The provisions set by this last ministerial decree applied to PV plants commissioned until 31.5.2011 as according to the provisions of the Legislative decree No.28/2011.

This record is superseded by:Feed-in premium for photovoltaic systems (Conto Energia V)

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