On the island of Sicily, at one of Europe’s southernmost points, plans are underway to bring the solar supply chain to the continent’s shores.  Italian energy company Enel announced in April last year that, with grants from the EU and Italian government, it will invest €600m to expand its existing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels production facility...

Italian oil supermajor Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, otherwise known as Eni SpA, has committed to the net-zero energy transition by 2050, having recognized the need to change its practices in order to continue to operate a successful business model. It’s just one of many major industry players making the transition to carbon neutrality as the whole w...

Italy should end this winter with its gas storage facilities fuller than last year, grid operator Snam said on Tuesday, in a sign that the country has been successful in tackling the energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine. Snam, which manages the bulk of country's stock through its Stogit unit, said its storage was 84% full at the end of las...

At the foot of Mount Etna in Sicily's ancient city of Catania, utility Enel has begun work on a giant factory with the ambition of helping to end China's dominance of the solar market and to galvanise Italy's under-developed south. The project to expand the capacity of Enel's (ENEI.MI) 3Sun plant 15-fold is especially relevant as the European Union...

Italian utility Enel (ENEI.MI) said on Thursday it would build a solar photovoltaic (PV) cell and panel manufacturing facility in the United States in an effort to support the creation of a North-American supply chain. The factory is expected to initially produce at least 3 gigawatt (GW) and scale up to 6 GW of high-performance bifacial PV modules...

Stones that store heat, heat that generates steam, steam that expands in a machine that, in turn, generates electricity: this is an energy storage system that’s so simple it’s revolutionary – because instead of using “rare earth” minerals or raw materials that are only present in certain areas of the planet: it simply uses ordinary stones. It’s cal...

Within the framework of the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italy and the U.S.A, the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs has published a notice for the collection of joint project proposals for the purpose of renewing of the Joint Declaration on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italy and the United Sta...

Italy researchers have built the first hydrogen powered house in Europe. The energy crisis and climate change are forcing European institutions to find ways to reduce their use of fossil fuels and slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Researchers at the University of Sannio, in southern Italy, have come up with one solution hitting both targets. To...

Italy has sourced sufficient alternative supplies of gas from North Africa to make up for any shortfalls this winter if Russia were to immediately cut off all exports to the country, according to people familiar with matter. A boost of expected gas deliveries from Algeria and Egypt will be able to cover the remaining supplies Italy still gets from...

The first generator for storing electricity, the battery, was made in Italy by Alessandro Volta. Today, with the very ambition to imitate Volta and bring Italy back to the center of the technological vanguard, there is Salvatore Pinto, charismatic founder of GES (Green Energy Storage). The young Italian company, founded in Trento in 2015, is a smal...