Apulia, the first region with the highest photovoltaic production.  

The Energy Services Manager (Gse) has published online the Statistical Report on Photovoltaic Solar 2018 which shows that “at the end of 2018 822,301 photovoltaic systems are in operation in Italy, for a total installed power of 20,108 MW (440 MW) compared to the end of 2017).  Total photovoltaic production in 2018 was 22.7 TWh, down 7% from 24.4 TWh in 2017 mainly due to worse radiation conditions, which were significantly lower than in 2017.

Also in 2018 Puglia remains the region with the highest photovoltaic production, with 3,438 GWh representing 15.5% of the 22,654 GWh of total national production. Lombardy followed with 2,252 GWh and Emilia Romagna with 2,187 GWh, which contributed 9.6% and 9.5% of total national production respectively.

The report shows that GSF’s plants have a really high level of performance with a strong production capacity.
The detailed analysis of the Report and in particular from the results on the quantification of equivalent hours calculated on kWp shows that GSF’s plants perform significantly better than regional averages:

  • GSF vs GSE PUGLIA production 28%

This is due to the portfolio of plants composed of various technologies, in particular the “tracker” technology that, if well maintained, manages to express a substantially greater production capacity than fixed-tech plants. Below is the detailed analysis, for technologies and regions, that highlights and distinguishes GSF, in addition to the production capacity of the plants, also for the operational excellence that guarantees the achievement of such important targets.

  • Production GSF PLANTS TEC. FIXEDvs GSE PUGLIA – 11%
  • Production GSF PLANTS TEC. TRACKER vs GSE PUGLIA – 32%
  • Production GSF PLANT TEC. FIXED vs GSE CAMPANIA – 31%

For all Italian regions, there are negative changes in production in 2018 compared to the previous year; the region with the most significant decline is Basilicata (-11.8% compared to 2017), followed by Marche, Umbria and Sardinia with variations close to -10%. Only the Friuli Venezia Giulia, for the year 2018, recorded a substantially unchanged photovoltaic production value (-0.1%) compared to 2017.