Secondo Conto Energia (D.M. 19/02/2007)

On February 19, 2007 it was published in the Official Gazette no. 45 the Decree on the Second Energy Account.

The objective set by the decree is that of favoring production from photovoltaic systems and, at the same time, energy saving with additional premiums.

The national photovoltaic power target to be installed has also been modified: from 2000 MW by 2015, as envisaged by the previous draft, it has been increased to 3000 MW by 2016.

Here are the most important news:

1. Increase in tariffs, from a minimum of 0.36 to a maximum of 0.49 euros per kWh produced and are differentiated according to the nominal power, as well as to the type of plant (Article 6).

2. Energy certification of the building is no longer mandatory even if it entitles the holder to a further premium on the incentive (Article 7).

3. Non-cumulative incentive rates: does not apply to public schools and public health facilities (Article 9).

4. Maximum capacity of the plants admitted to the national incentive tariffs: 3000 MW by 2016.

5. Increase of 5% of the incentive rates for public schools, public hospitals and systems integrated into buildings and installed as replacements for asbestos-containing roofs and for local authorities with a population of less than 5,000 inhabitants.