The Italian PV R&D programme: Status and perspectives

F. Ferrazza, A. De Lillo, U. Farinelli

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Italy has been active in PV related research for about 30 years. Important results were obtained in a wide range of subjects, and the country gained a leading position of in terms of installed capacity and industrial production until the mid-'90s. However, the National PV programme did not continue after 1996, which caused an almost immediate drop out of dedicated resources especially in universities, and a general reduced interest for PV. More recently, triggered by the positive situation of the market world-wide, and by environmental concerns which convinced the Government through the Ministry of Environment to launch the "PV roofs" programme, a more optimistic situation can be seen generally, attracting newcomers, and inducing ENEL and Eni to expand their commitment. There is now an expectation of an Italian R&D programme on photovoltaics encouraged by the Ministries of Research and Industry, which the PV community is looking forward to.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …


Conference29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/02 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ferrazza, F., De Lillo, A., & Farinelli, U. (2002). The Italian PV R&D programme: Status and perspectives. Paper presented at 29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, United States.