Intersolar India 2011 To Help Take Stock Of Indian Solar Energy Market

Intersolar India kicks off on December 14 atBombay Exhibition Center (BEC) in Mumbai.Three years after its creation, India’s international exhibition and conference for the solar industry continues on its strong upward trend and is pleased to announce a near 100% increase of exhibition spacecompared tolast year, totaling 20,000 square meters. Over 230 exhibitors will set up their boothsin hall 1 of the BEC with over 6,000 visitors expected to attend.In addition to the internationality of the visitors and exhibitors, Intersolar is also defined by itsdiverse and informative conference and accompanying program.

The Intersolar India Conferenceisbeingheld at Mumbai’s LeelaKempinski Hotel on December 13 – 14, 2011 and in the BEC at the Innovation Exchangeon December 15, 2011.At the conference around 100 speakersare providing deep insight into the political and technical advances of both the Indian and the international solar industries.

Intersolar India opens its doors for the third time from December 14 – 16, 2011.During the three days, the Bombay Exhibition Center (BEC) in Mumbai is hosting the international solar industry.Over 230 exhibitors and more than 6,000 visitors utilizethe international exhibition and conference as a platform to exchange information on the latest trends, market policy developments and innovations in the solar industry, and to expand and strengthen their business networks.

Rabindra Satpathy, President of Solar Business Reliance Industries Ltd. in India and Committee Member of the Intersolar India Conference, also stressed the importance of networking to further develop the industry:“Intersolar India 2011 in Mumbai is being organized at the right time:It allows us to take stock of what is happening in the Indian solar market in order to reach the 20 GW target of the National Solar Mission.The exhibition addresses all stakeholderssuch as PV and thermal manufacturers, investors, policy makers and implementing agencies, EPC agencies and others.Intersolar India provides the ideal platform for meeting the right people and for the rapid and qualitative deployment of both grid-connected and off-grid PV and solar thermal technology across India, leveraging current solar policies.”

Spotlight on innovation

This year, Intersolar India presents the InnovationExchange for the first time,where exhibitors are given the opportunity to hold 30-minute presentations on their company’s latest trends and developments.The Innovation Exchange offers exhibitors and visitors an ideal platform to acquire first-hand information about the industry and to engage in discussions with fellow industry professionals.Deepak Gadhia, Chairman of Gehrlicher Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, a company thatis also presenting at Intersolar India, says:“Participating in Intersolar India is a way for Gehrlicher Solar to show its clear commitment to the Indian market. We use the exhibition as a platform to present our products, technologies and services to the Indian solar industry, and we are delighted to contribute to the shaping of the future of the Indian solar market.“

Intersolar AWARD Hall of Fame: Winners and nominees

Another highlight of Intersolar India 2011 is the Intersolar AWARD Hall of Fame.The Intersolar AWARD is the solar industry’s international award thatrecognizes companies, products and services in photovoltaics, solar thermal technology, and PV production technology.The award is given out eachyear at Intersolar Europe in Munich.The names of the 2011 winners and nominees are exhibited along with their products in the Intersolar AWARD Hall of Fame.

Two Intersolar India Conference sessions during the Exhibition

From December 13 – 14, 2011, around 700 industry experts are meeting at the Intersolar India Conference to discuss and expand on the technologies being exhibitedat the exhibition. The conference starts a day prior to the exhibition and runs one day into the event.Around 100 speakers are providing comprehensive insight into technology advancementsand policies within the Indian and international solar industries.The conference is being held at the LeelaKempinski Hotel in Mumbai.

The 2011 conference has been developed by the Intersolar India Conference Committee, boasting a team of internationally recognized experts.Two additional sessionstake place on December 15atthe exhibition’s Innovation Exchange:

The so-called bankability of PV modules and installationsis an increasingly important industry topic.The technical evaluation of large-scale projects by independent bodies is also becoming more and morecentral.The session Testing & Certification – Training & Education considers the topic and examines the technical requirements needed to obtain certification.The focus lies on the guidelines of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and on how to ensure optimal training of future technical staff with regard to these guidelines.Speakers frominspection and certification authorities contribute their personal expertise acquired through international work.

In addition, current trends in solar thermal technology arebeing presented during the CEO Panel Discussion with Solar Water Heater Manufacturers. Attendance at both conference sessions at the Innovation Exchange is free of charge for registered visitors. Intersolar India 2011 takes place from December 14 – 16, 2011 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai.