Italy to install 5,000 MW solar capacity in 2011: GIFI

MILAN Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:16pm GMT

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy, one of the most rapidly growing solar markets in the world, is expected to install 5,000 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity in 2011, industry body GIFI said on Thursday.

Italy's total installed photovoltaic capacity, which turns sunlight into power, is seen rising to 15,000 MW by 2015 from about 3,000 MW at the end of 2010, GIFI said in a statement.

(Reporting by Svetlana Kovalyova; Editing by Alison Birrane)