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Solarcon India meet to help evolve plans for solar industry

According to reports, Solarcon India 2012, the fourth edition of solar-focused technology and business event will be held in Bangalore on September 3-5.

The event, organised by SEMI India, includes an exhibition, a conference and parallel technical sessions to be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).

Solarcon India has been providing 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.

According to Debasish Paul Choudhury, president, SEMI India, this year’s event has already attracted over 100 exhibitors and expects 5,000 visitors. It will be inaugurated by Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah.

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

Key events include CEO panel discussion on ‘Key requirements of short-term and long-term solar manufacturing sustainability in India.’ CEO Forum to discuss ‘Can India touch 100 gw installed solar power capacity by 2030?’ and ‘Solar power project financing and price/KWH of solar power – setting realistic expectations.’

There will be off-grid sessions on ‘Policy and regulatory enablers for off-grid solar PV growth in India’ and ‘Rooftops, micro grids and other off-grid PV applications.’

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.

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