To poor families 200 million for solar panels. 80% in the South


By John

Poor, but kissed by the sun. The Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security has launched a 200 million fund to allow low-income families to install solar panels in their homes, and thus save on their bills. The Energy Income Fund, as it is called, was established by a decree of the minister Gilbert Pichetto. The total of 200 million relates to the years 2024 and 2025. Families with an ISEE of less than 15 thousand euros, or less than 30 thousand, but with at least 4 dependent children, will be able to access the capital account loan. According to Istat, 8.9% of families residing in Italy are in energy poverty. The average cost of a 6 kW photovoltaic system with accumulator ranges from 18 to 25,000 euros, and allows for a 75% saving on the bill. The fund will be managed by the GSE (Energy Services Manager), the public company that provides subsidies to renewable sources. The money is intended above all for the South: 80% of the resources will go to the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, CalabriaCampania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily. Photovoltaic systems must have a nominal power of no less than 2 kilowatts and no more than 6, or in any case not go beyond the nominal power drawn from the connection point. The panels must be made on roofs and surfaces owned by the beneficiary. «With this provision we are pursuing a double aim – Minister Pichetto explained -: the social one of support to the most deprived groups and, at the same time, the environmental one, because we promote the use of renewable energy. It is a new response from the government to implement real and equitable energy security».