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PowerZone INTERSOLAR INDIA 2014 Solar gain Intersolar, the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry, is all set to showcase new product innovations and technologies from November 18 to 20, 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. With a government at the centre which is in in energy supply are already being seen, 2014 edition of the conference is focused total command there is as much clarity and the fundamental approach of the new largely on the positive prospects for the optimism in the political air as light from administration in promoting business in Indian solar market. A session on the first the solar system. In his former avatar as the Indian solar market will be on the minds day is devoted to the national PV market Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi of the organisers of Intersolar India 2014. and the individual federal states. By way not only reformed the state’s energy supply To be held from November 18 to 20, 2014, of contrast, another session on the same system but also promoted renewable the expo will involve around 200 exhibitors day focuses on markets in Europe, the sources of energy, notably and solar showcasing the entire solar industry value MENA region and Asia. Another series power. 2009 saw the birth of the first solar chain covering photovoltaics (PV), PV of presentations additionally highlights energy incentive program introduced by production technologies, energy storage current developments and applications an Indian federal state. Gujarat’s installed systems and solar thermal technologies. in the solar thermal market. A set of photovoltaic capacity now totals around Around 8,500 visitors from every corner presentations on the second day of the 1 gigawatt (GW) – more than a third of of the globe are expected to visit the conference will address the current state of the cumulative PV capacity installed in Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) for this the industry in India and market outlook for India. In its election manifesto, the BJP year’s event. Redefining the approach, off-grid installations across the country. had promised to expand the ambit of the the event will also incorporate Intersolar As well as market developments, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission India Conference on parallel lines, which conference agenda also highlights (JNNSM) To date, 400 million people in is expected to attract about 700 attendees practical knowledge of technologies India still have no access to electricity. The and 100 speakers. Another key highlight of and applications. Several sessions deal primary aim of the programme is to have the event is the initiative focused towards with the development, financing, safety at least one solar-powered light in every honouring exemplary solar projects with and operation of large-scale PV power house by 2019. The prevalent political the Intersolar Award. plants, as well as with training specialist scenario thus opens up immense scope for staff. In addition, further presentations development of the country’s solar sector. EXHIBITION AND ILLUMINATION focus on industrial and commercial roofs, It is easy to see therefore why companies This year, the exhibition conference solar/diesel hybrid systems and the topic in the solar sector are pinning high is taking place for the first time under of energy storage. Parallel networking hopes on the new Indian government that one roof at the BEC. This will allow for events give attendees the opportunity to assumed power in May of this year. While easier, more in-depth exchange between develop business relations and forge new the first positive steps towards changes exhibition and conference attendees. The contacts. u 82 construction opportunities|NOVEMBER 2014
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