The photovoltaic sector will meet in the Italian capital for the reference event of its sector, which will be held during ZeroEmission Rome.
Photovoltaics is one of the renewable energy sectors that is undergoing the best growth figures, with 2009 being a decisive year for the Italian photovoltaic industry. In fact, the definition of the new rules and regulations regarding the incentives for electricity produced using photovoltaic systems is now imminent, rules that will, as of January 2011, substitute the energy account introduced in February 2007. In this favourable context, the 2009 edition of PV Rome Mediterranean, the international fair on photovoltaic technologies for the Mediterranean area, will be held from 30 September to 2 October at Rome Fair Centre.
"Choosing sustainable energy for our country is no longer an option, but a real necessity," says Stefania Prestigiacomo, Minister of the Environment and Protection of the Land and Sea, who explains: "This is the route undertaken by the government and thanks to which the Italian green economy is moving ahead quickly, as can be seen by the Italian sector of renewable energies, which already has positive results also in terms of occupation. Italy is the European country with the highest incentives for renewable energy and the Environment ministry is actively committed in supporting this strongly growing sector by means of ad hoc measures, such as the notification of competition for this type of source and energy efficiency.
I believe that photovoltaics," continues the minister, "as well as other types of clean energy (for example, wind, biomass), is a sector in which we must invest for the sustainable development of our country, also in this difficult period of economic crisis. With the ecological modernization of our economy, in fact, we will be able to build up an international level competitive system and, at the same time, a future made to measure for mankind. I also think that, with regarding to the energy mix, photovoltaics is one of the sources that can contribute to the solution of the energetic problem and for this reason must be suitably promoted and diffused.
The energy account, for example, is an important tool to encourage the production of electricity from photovoltaic plants. And the guidelines for the issuing of the "sole authorization" of plants fuelled using renewable sources, which will enable to simplify authoritative procedures, are moving exactly in the direction of a higher spreading of clean energy. Sustainability is the engine of development. And development must also be characterized by simplification."
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