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SOLARCON India 2012 to Focus on the Promise of Affordable Solar Power in India

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.

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.

SOLARCON India 2012, the fourth edition of India’s largest solar-focused technology and business event, will take place on September 3-5 in Bangalore 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 5,000 unique visitors. The event will be inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

The conference has a number of sessions including a CEO panel discussion, CFO forum on solar project financing, manufacturing cost reduction and a special session focused on offgrid and rooftop solar.

“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).  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,” said Debasish Paul Choudhury, president, SEMI India.


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