Europe goes into high gear for solar PV: EGP is a co-initiator for the PV IMPACT project

Published on Friday, 31 May 2019

“Enel Green Power, besides being the natural end-user of R&I activities as a leading player in Europe’s PV sector, will also play the role of a true and trusted catalyst for new initiatives called out by SET Plan and its implementation plan. Our innovation Hub&Lab in Catania will be the focal point of Italy’s R&I operators of the photovoltaic sector, where new ideas and new R&I project initiatives of strategic interest will be put in place together with other European partners.”

– Fabrizio Bizzarri, Enel Green Power Head of Solar Innovation

PV IMPACT in Italy

The Italian partners of PV IMPACT will play a crucial role from a strategic standpoint. Italy’s R&I network has already actively contributed in identifying two strategic programs of our country:

  • The value chain for integrated photovoltaics in buildings, and overall, for all electricity-powered products (BIPV/PIPV)
  • Solar PV plants to generate and sell electricity on a broad scale, coordinated directly by Enel Green Power


Proposals for integrated projects, jointly developed by the whole network, will participate in call for tenders and financing programs at national, regional and, ultimately, at a European level.

The first initiative from PV IMPACT already in the pipeline is the real-time sharing of information on project activities undergoing in Italy, focusing especially on research and innovation.

The second part, although no less important, consists in monitoring the progress of SET’s implementation plan in the photovoltaic sector.

PV IMPACT is keen on demonstrating how investments and a sensible industrial strategy are just one side of the energy transition towards a renewables-based economy that can make a real impact on tackling climate change. The other facet is represented by the common commitment and determination to foster the development of increasingly effective technologies and EGP is at the forefront in this pivotal endeavor.