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Intersolar India 2014


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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 total command there is as much clarity and optimism in the political air as light from the solar system. In his former avatar as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi not only reformed the state’s energy supply system but also promoted renewable sources of energy, notably and solar power. 2009 saw the birth of the first solar energy incentive program introduced by an Indian federal state. Gujarat’s installed photovoltaic capacity now totals around 1 gigawatt (GW) – more than a third of the cumulative PV capacity installed in India. In its election manifesto, the BJP had promised to expand the ambit of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) To date, 400 million people in India still have no access to electricity. The primary aim of the programme is to have at least one solar-powered light in every house by 2019. The prevalent political scenario thus opens up immense scope for development of the country’s solar sector. 

It is easy to see therefore why companies in the solar sector are pinning high hopes on the new Indian government that assumed power in May of this year. While the first positive steps towards changes in energy supply are already being seen, the fundamental approach of the new administration in promoting business in the Indian solar market will be on the minds of the organisers of Intersolar India 2014.
To be held from November 18 to 20, 2014, the expo will involve around 200 exhibitors showcasing the entire solar industry value chain covering photovoltaics (PV), PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Around 8,500 visitors from every corner of the globe are expected to visit the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) for this year’s event. Redefining the approach, the event will also incorporate Intersolar India Conference on parallel lines, which is expected to attract about 700 attendees and 100 speakers. Another key highlight of the event is the initiative focused towards honouring exemplary solar projects with the Intersolar Award.



This year, the exhibition conference is taking place for the first time under one roof at the BEC. This will allow for easier, more in-depth exchange between exhibition and conference attendees.  The 2014 edition of the conference is focused largely on the positive prospects for the Indian solar market. A session on the first day is devoted to the national PV market and the individual federal states. By way of contrast, another session on the same day focuses on markets in Europe, the MENA region and Asia. Another series of presentations additionally highlights current developments and applications in the solar thermal market. A set of presentations on the second day of the conference will address the current state of the industry in India and market outlook for off-grid installations across the country.

 As well as market developments, the conference agenda also highlights practical knowledge of technologies and applications. Several sessions deal with the development, financing, safety and operation of large-scale PV power plants, as well as with training specialist staff. In addition, further presentations focus on industrial and commercial roofs, solar/diesel hybrid systems and the topic of energy storage. Parallel networking events give attendees the opportunity to develop business relations and forge new contacts.


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