The extension of this tax incentive could prove to be a major boost to residential storage uptake in Italy. The existing scheme has been very successful in developing the Italian residential solar market and including energy storage is a big step forward in incentivising the adoption of storage technologies. The Italian market already represents around 20% of of total European residential storage demand and this now looks set to grow. Germany is setting the bar having recently reached 100,000 residential energy storage installations, so Italy has a way to go to compete but with the huge PV base and this positive news it certainly put them in a great position.