India's largest annual Solar energy event comes to Bangalore
BANGALORE, August 30, 2012:- The fourth edition of SOLARCON India 2012, India’s largest solar-focused technology and business event, comes to Bangalore next week. SEMI India, the global industry association serving the nano and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains, is hosting the event from September 3-5, 2012 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).
It is being organised in association with the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka and Karnataka Udyog Mitra (KUM) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) and is supported by India’s central Ministry for New and Renewable Energy and IREDA, the renewal energfy development authority.
Says K. Subramanya, Former CEO, Tata BP Solar and Chairman, PV advisory committee, SEMI India: "India has a great role to play in solar manufacturing as manufacturing becomes the backbone of the country's growing economy and an engine for job creation. New investments are required to scale with efficient cost effective technologies to face the global competition head on and grab significant share of local and a piece of global business opportunity. GOI needs to urgently step in with incentives to facilitate level playing field for investors to spur investments.”
Adds Debasish Paul Choudhury, President, SEMI India: “According to the Central Statistical Office’s ‘Energy Statistics 2012’ report, 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)."
SOLARCON India 2012 provides a high-profile platform for the Government of Karnataka and other eco-system partners to discuss and evolve strategies to facilitate the growth of the local solar industry. In addition, The eventr 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 the event. 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.