The electricity produced from photovoltaic systems installed in Italy has covered 5.1 percent of the total demand for electricity during the month of February, according to the latest monthly bulletin with the production figures published by the operator of the high voltage grid Terna Spa. Photovoltaic systems have produced 1,287 gigawatt-hours last month, up 8.3 percent compared to February 2014. The sun was the second largest source of renewable energy, preceded from hydro, which covered 12 , 7 of the application, and from wind, which reached a rate of 6.0 percent. The thermoelectric managed to cover more than half of demand with a percentage equal to 57.1 percent. The overall demand for electricity has increased by 0.7 percent year on year in February. With 579 524 photovoltaic plants connected to the grid, Italy has achieved a cumulative PV capacity of 18.42 gigawatts at the end of last year, according to statistics of Terna. The installed capacity at the end of 2012 was 16.41 gigawatts. With the five programs Energy Bill were installed photovoltaic systems with a total of 550 074 17.62 gigawatts of power.
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