MILAN, Italy ( TheStreet) -- Italy is showing no signs of relenting on its plans to implement a cap on installed solar capacity that is not to the solar industry's liking. The Italian market is expected to be the next boom market after the current German frenzy ends in the second half of 2010, with the reduction in Germany's feed-in tariffs. With Italy's planned solar support cuts to follow Germany's and be implemented for the beginning of 2011, the solar rush is expected to head due south through Europe. Most big solar companies, including U.S. solar player SunPower ( SPWRA) and Chinese solar companies Trina Solar ( TSL) and Suntech Power ( STP), expect big things from Italy in terms of future installed capacity. MEMC Electronic Materials' ( WFR) SunEdison unit indicated earlier this month that it would build what it described as the largest solar plant in Europe . Trina Solar recently announced an increase in 2010 shipments to one Italian solar project player from a 2009 level of 2 MW to 23 MW in 2010. Suntech, which increased its focus on Italy as far back as 2008 as a shift away from the boom-to-bust market of Spanish solar, constantly references Italy as a key growth driver. Suntech management noted in its recent earnings conference call that right now the anticipation of Italy solar project builds in the second half of 2010, combined with the current frenzy in Germany, has made it difficult to find electricians to perform installations in Italy. Italy's Industry Ministry Undersecretary Stefano Saglia told reporters at a conference on Thursday that the changes to Italy's feed-in tariffs - among Europe's most attractive solar support schemes -- will be introduced as early as April. The Italian minister told reporters that the feed-in tariff reductions would be "slightly below the reduction in solar panel costs," according to a Reuters report, but the Italian minister would not talk specific numbers.