Media room

Go back to the press releases list click here.


Press release n. 12 of the 14/12/2021 13.59.19 ( download )

From domestic systems to utility-scale and charging infrastructures for electric vehicles.
A new Italian Exhibition Group event for photovoltaics from 6th to 8th April 2022 in Rimini in conjunction with Italia Solare´s Forumtech.
A crucial supply chain for climate neutrality

Rimini, 13th December 2021 . The time is now, Italy has 1 million photovoltaic systems installed. The recent ´Renewables 2021´ publication from the International Energy Agency, foresees that, in 2022, photovoltaics will pass the 1,000 GWp threshold on a global scale while, in the next five years 95% of all new electrical capacity will come from renewables and more than 50% of that will be from photovoltaics. To seize the opportunities for growth, Italian Exhibition Group is organizing Solar Energy & Conference by Key Energy (SEC): a three-day event accompanied by an exhibition area for the Italian and international photovoltaic industry and community to be held at Rimini Expo Centre from 6th to 8th April in conjunction and in collaboration with ITALIA SOLARE´s Forumtech.

Conferences, meetings, market for the photovoltaic supply chain: from domestic installations up to 12 kW, to utility-scale installations with a power output of more than 1 MWp as well as industrial systems. SEC22 will offer an innovative format in order to provide companies, Public Administrations and private individuals with information, tools and useful networking moments to understand how to reduce energy costs through solar panels that are now the most effective, immediate and affordable technology for everyone. Without forgetting the decisive role in combatting the climate crisis, an essential commitment undertaken by Italy and Europe and reaffirmed with the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP 26

The solar world in the exhibition area at SEC22 will be joined by recharging infrastructures for electric vehicles, thus completing the supply chain that goes from production, through accumulation to the distribution of energy for sustainable mobility and which, in the Fit for 55 package, will play an essential role in reducing emissions by 55% by 2030 and bring emissions produced by new cars down to zero by 2035.

SEC22 will link the supply chains of other IEG events. Tourism, lifestyle and food & beverage, for example, are sectors included in the EU´s energy policy agenda. Italian Exhibition Group will therefore prepare specific programmes with invitations to the heads of companies that exhibit at other events who are looking for solutions to stabilise and harmonise energy consumption. From systems installations to investments in green; from energy communities to Public Administration and even company fleets: Solar Energy & Conference by Key Energy will be a reference point for implementing Italy´s Green policies. SEC22 will take place at the same time as Forumtech, the event organised by ITALIA SOLARE, the Association that groups together Italian companies that produce, store, manage and distribute renewable energy generated by photovoltaics. After this year´s digital interlude, Forumtech has chosen Rimini for its return to physical presence.

FOCUS ON PHOTOVOLTAICS AND ELECTRIS STORAGE . At the end of October 2021, there were 998,096 photovoltaic installations in Italy providing 22.400 GWp of power. In the current year, compared to 2020, there was a monthly average of 15.35 MWp of new power and over 1,500 new plants per month. Based on the trend in November, Italy crossed the one million mark of installed photovoltaic systems with a total power output of over 22 GWp.
Today, 35% of the installed power in Italy is attributable to systems between 200 kWp and 1 MWp, while 21% is represented by systems between 20 and 200 kWp, 16% by systems between 1 and 10 MWp, and 5% of the installed power comes from so-called utility-scale systems above 10 MW. For power up to 20 kWp, the sector is subdivided by 6% up to 12 kWp and the remaining 17% between 12 and 20 kWp.
Apulia (2,933 MWp), Lombardy (2,656 MWp), Emilia-Romagna (2,236 MWp), Veneto (2,180 MWp) and Piedmont (1,765 MWp) are the regions with the highest installed capacity, while Marche, Puglia, Basilicata Sardinia and Molise are the regions with the highest capacity per inhabitant.
As regards storage, as of 30 October 2021, there were 60,043 systems for 509.66 MWh of maximum capacity used in Italy.
(Source: Gaudi Terna data)

Event: International; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; Dates: 23-25 March; mail:; website:; facebook:; twitter:; linkedin:

Head of media relation & corporate communication: Elisabetta Vitali; press office manager: Marco Forcellini; international press office coordinator: Silvia Giorgi;

Filippo Nani,; Enrico Bellinelli,; mob. +39 392 7480967; Giulia Lucchini,; mob. +39 348 7853679

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad - also through joint-ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico and India, for example . now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.

This press release contains forecast elements and estimates that reflect the management´s current opinions (´forward-looking statements´), particularly regarding future management performance, realization of investments, cash flow trends and the evolution of the financial structure. For their very nature, forward-looking statements have a component of risk and uncertainty, as they depend on the occurrence of future events. The effective results may differ (even significantly) from those announced, due to numerous factors, including, only by way of example: food service market and tourist flow trends in Italy, gold and jewellery market trends, green economy market trends; the evolution of raw material prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and evolutions in the legislative framework. Moreover, the information contained in this release, does not claim to be complete, and has not been verified by independent third parties. Forecasts, estimates and objectives contained herein are based on the information available to the Company as at the date of this release.