With over 9GW of new solar capacity installed in 2011, Italy became the world's fastest growing solar market with developers rushing to connect plants to secure high feed in tariffs before the introduction of the 4th conto energia. This surge in project development in 2011 has laid the foundations for a gold rush in the secondary markets for 2012. As private equity firms look to exit their investments and cash strapped developers try to offload their assets, investors such as pension funds and insurance are seeing high potential, long term and reliable returns in the acquisition of solar parks

As private equity firms look to exit their investments and cash strapped developers try to offload their assets, investors such as pension funds and insurance are seeing high potential, long term and reliable returns in the acquisition of solar parks.