SOLARCON India 2012 Kicks Off on September 3 in Bangalore - Focusing on the Promise of Affordable Solar Power in India

BANGALORE, India — July 30, 2012 — SOLARCON India 2012, the fourth edition of India’s largest solar-focused technology and business event, will take place in Bangalore on September 3-5 for the first time. The event, organized by SEMI India, includes an exhibition, a conference and parallel technical events. Located at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC),   SOLARCON India 2012  provides a high-profile 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 has over 100 exhibitors and expects 6,000 unique visitors. The event will be inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

Inaugural keynote addresses will be delivered by: James CP Chen, vice president, Solar Business Group, AUO Group, Taiwan; Dr. Martha Symko Davies, Solar business manager, NREL, USA; and William Polese, managing director, Lux Research Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore.

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. Key highlights of the event include:

  • CEO panel discussion on Key Requirements of Short-Term and Long-Term Solar Manufacturing Sustainability in India” 
  • CEO Forum on “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”
  • “Manufacturing Cost Reduction” session
  • “The Indian PV Landscape by 2022” session
  • Manufacturing Innovations in PV: Technology Outlook & Trends” session
  • Off-grid sessions: “Policy & Regulatory Enablers for Off-Grid Solar PV Growth in India” and “Rooftops, Micro Grids and other Off-Grid PV Applications.” 

Debasish Paul Choudhury, president, SEMI India, states, “According to industry reports, India’s renewable energy generation potential is roughly 89,760 MW, of which Gujarat accounts for 14 percent followed by Karnataka with 12 percent (11,071 MW).  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 1,000 hectare solar park on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model by 2013.  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."

In addition, SOLARCON India 2012 will feature a short skill development course on “Thin Film PV Technology — Cells to Systems,” in technical collaboration with the NCPRE (National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education) based at IIT- Bombay during September 4-6.  

For more details on SOLARCON India 2012, please visit: www.solarconindia.org

About SEMI and PV Group

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. The SEMI PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy supply chain. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. 

SEMI India, the India office of the global industry organization SEMI, was established in 2008 in Bangalore. For more information, visit www.semi.org and www.pvgroup.org.  Follow SEMI India at: http://in.linkedin.com/in/semiindia  and http://twitter.com/SEMIIndia.

The SEMI India PV Advisory Committee represents companies that include manufacturers, equipment and materials suppliers, solar power project developers and academia, and connects the complete PV supply chain in India. The 15 members represent: Tata BP Solar, Applied Materials India, Lanco Solar, Solar Semiconductor, Moser Baer India, Titan Energy Systems, Oerlikon Solar, Websol Energy Solutions Ltd., SunEdison Energy India Pvt. Ltd., AES Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd., Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and Siemens Ltd.

Contact

Santosh Milton/PRHUB
Phone: 22483007/8
Email: santosh@prhub.com/ milton@prhub.com

Ravi Gurumurti/SEMI India
Phone: 91 9980 761 771
Email: rgurumurti@semi.org

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