Wednesday, July 25, 2012:
The fourth edition of SOLARCON India 2012, the premier solar focused technology and business event, will be organized for the first time in Bangalore by SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) India, from September 3 to 5, 2012 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bangalore. SOLARCON India 2012, the largest event of its kind to serve India’s solar industry, will provide a platform for industry, Government, NGOs and other eco-system partners to come together to discuss and evolve plans to help the growth of the local solar industry. This year, the event will be inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.
The inaugural key note address will be delivered by: KY Lee, Chairman, BenQ Solar, Taiwan; Dr. Martha Symko Davies, Solar Business Manager, NREL, USA; and William Polese, Managing Director, Lux Research Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore
The main conference this year, over three days (3-5 September), will deliberate on the theme "The Promise of Affordable Solar Power in India: Unraveling the Bottlenecks and Identifying the Solutions”, and, as in the past, will bring together leading solar experts from around the world.
SOLARCON India 2012, certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a premier forum to showcase the latest products, services and applications in the solar, photovoltaic and renewable energy fields in India. The key highlights of the event include:
- CEO panel discussion on “Key Requirements of Short Term & Long Term, Solar Manufacturing Sustainability in India”
- CEO Forum of Power Developers – “Can India touch 100 GW installed solar power capacity by 2030?”
- CFO forum on “Solar Power Project Financing & Price/KWH of Solar Power - Setting Realistic Expectations”
- Discussion on “JN-National Solar Mission & State Solar Policies – Status Update and The Way Forward”
- Session on “Manufacturing Innovations in PV: Technology Outlook & Trends”.
The event is likely to attract over 100 exhibitors and 6,000 professional visitors.
According to Debasish Paul Choudhury, President, SEMI India, “Bangalore is the next hub for solar industry. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), Karnataka's proactive Renewable Energy agency, has set a target of installing 200 MW of solar projects by 2016 and has plans to set up a 1000 hectare solar park on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model by 2013, which is estimated to attract investments of close to US $ 1 Billion, and will open up enormous business opportunities for all the stakeholders in the industry. SEMI is backing the KREDL initiative by bringing the best professionals from the industry, government, academia and financiers to discuss key implementation aspects and challenges ahead for both On-grid and Off-grid Solar."
A concurrent short term Skill Development course on “Thin Film Technology: Cells to Systems” will be organised during September 4-6 in technical collaboration with the National Center for PV Research and Education - NCPRE (at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), set up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Prior to this, SEMI India had organized a short term Skill Development course on “Off-grid Solar PV Components and Systems” in technical collaboration with the NCPRE (National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education) from April 11 to 13, 2012 in New Delhi.
For more details on SOLARCON India 2012, please visit: http://www.solarconindia.org/