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Barbara Paulangelo comments on the MASE decree encouraging the construction of agri-voltaic systems of an experimental nature

Voices from the agricultural and photovoltaic worlds welcome the possibilities arising from the new decree promoting the implementation of innovative agri-voltaic systems of an experimental nature published yesterday. However, experts from the sectors involved note that some details are still missing. On this, there is a convergence of opinions. On the other hand, differences remain: stakeholders call for simplification, and others expect more attention to aspects such as water use and agricultural productivity.
Barbara Paulangelo, REA Partner and AIAS councillor pointed out that the incentive tariff to be recognised for net energy is differentiated by geographical zones: 95 €/MWh for northern regions, 89 €/MWh for the Centre and 85 €/MWh for the South. He then points out that the tariff is reduced based on the discount offered during the procedure (not less than 2%). "The decree regulates the procedures that will take place in 2024; authorised agri-voltaic systems for which work has not yet begun will be able to participate in these procedures and which must come into operation by 30 June 2026. For access to the incentives, agri-voltaic systems must have a minimum height above ground of 2.1 m (1.3 m in the case of pastoral activities). At least 70 per cent of the area occupied by the system must be used for agricultural activities," Paulangelo added, emphasising that two pieces of information are still missing: the Operating Procedure being published by the GSE on detailed aspects and the CREA-GSE Guidelines that will have to define the details and specifications of the monitoring systems, which are mandatory for admission to the tariffs, and which will concern: impact on crops, water saving, and agricultural productivity.

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