Korkia and Global Consulting Energy to develop solar and agri PV projects in Italy 

Korkia has formed a partnership with renewable energy developer Global Consulting Energy. Together, the companies aim to develop up to 1 GW of photovoltaic capacity in Italy.


Korkia has formed a development company with Global Consulting Energy, a renewable energy developer focused on Southern Italy. Together, the companies aim to develop up to 1 GW of photovoltaic capacity, contributing to Italy’s ambitious targets for accelerating the green transition.

The partnership primarily focuses on the development of solar projects on greenfield and brownfield sites. Other initiatives for the partnership include the development of large agri PV plants on agricultural land in suitable areas. Agri PV refers to the dual use of land for both solar photovoltaic power generation and agriculture. Installing solar panels on agricultural lands has many benefits. Panels create shading for the ground below, protecting crops from heat and allowing for significant water savings.

Michael Sandberg, Country Manager at Korkia comments on the partnership, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Global Consulting Energy’s exceptional local development team, renowned for their strong roots and successful track record in the Apulia region. We are particularly excited about the planned agri PV projects, which are Korkia’s first. As a key producer of food, Italy is at the forefront of the agri PV trend in Europe, and it has been estimated that around 1 GW of agri PV capacity will be installed by 2026.” * 

The first projects are expected to reach the ready-to-build (RTB) stage by the end of 2024. When ready, the projects will support Italy in its ambitious targets for accelerating the green transition. The state’s goal is to have more than 80 GW of renewable energy capacity in production by 2030.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Korkia, and to continue making a significant contribution to Italy’s renewable energy landscape. This collaboration reflects our commitment to a sustainable energy future. Together with Korkia, we are creating new opportunities in the renewable energy market. I am confident that together we can fully optimise the potential of Southern Italy’s rich solar resources,” states Flavio Frigione, CEO of Global Consulting Energy.

From left to right: Nicola Frigione (GCE), Luca Giordano (GCE), Arja Vasela (Korkia), Mauro Masiello (GCE), Flavio Frigione (GCE), Michael Sandberg (Korkia), Arvid Ehrnrooth (Korkia)

Additional information:

Michael Sandberg
Director, Joint Venture Management, Korkia
+358 400 469 049

Flavio Frigione
CEO, Global Consulting Energy
+39 328 2459050

Global Consulting Energy

Global Consulting Energy is a development company specialising in industrial photovoltaic systems, managed by a highly qualified and professional team. Since 2023, the company has a major partnership with Korkia, a global renewable energy investor. Thanks to this collaboration, Global Consulting Energy is able to combine its experience with innovation in order to offer cutting-edge solutions that contribute significantly to a sustainable energy future. With relentless passion and unwavering commitment, the company aims to become an industry leader, helping to build a brighter future, one solar panel at a time.


Korkia is a global investor in renewable energy. Our mission is to produce clean megawatts to the market to ensure that future generations have an economically prosperous and sustainable world to live in. We develop utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage together with project developers around the world. Currently we operate in Europe, North America and South America – but we are only getting started. 

 *Source: Agri PV in Italy: 593 Megawatts Approved, Intersolar, 31.07.2023.