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"Sunny" prospects: an analysis of the photovoltaic industry in Italy


  • Bernardina Algieri
  • Antonio Aquino
  • Marianna Succurro


The present study provides an analysis of the Italian photovoltaic sector (PV). To this purpose, we first evaluate the main characteristics of the Italian PV incentive scheme by focusing on its costs and benefits. The analysis then turns to the evolution of PV demand over recent years, the key features of the Italian PV supply and its performances by identifying the strengths, limitations and growth prospects of the sector. The investigation relies on accounting data of the Italian producers collected from the Bureau van Dijk’s Amadeus database, over the 2000- 2010 years. Some industrial policy implications conclude the work.

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  • Bernardina Algieri & Antonio Aquino & Marianna Succurro, 2012. ""Sunny" prospects: an analysis of the photovoltaic industry in Italy," ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2012(3), pages 111-133.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:efeefe:v:html10.3280/efe2012-003008

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    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources


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