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INDIA NEWS Intersolar India 2015: India’s largest exhibition & conference for the solar industry ends on high note The 7th Intersolar India took place from November 18-20, 2015 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. It attracted around 9,500 visitors from the Indian Solar Industry and globally. Intersolar India 2015 witnessed more than 200 exhibitors from India & around the globe. Also, exhibitors from 12 countries demonstrated India’s importance as a solar market Exhibiting companies presented their innovations in the sector of photovoltaic, PV production technologies, solar thermal technologies and energy storage systems. Around 100 experts from research, industry and associations talked about the prospects and challenges for the Indian solar industry at the conference. The presentation of the Intersolar AWARD in the category Solar Projects in India was one of the highlight of the event on its opening day. Exhibitors from 12 countries demonstrated India’s significance as a promising solar market. A parallel event alongside Intersolar India, i.e. 4th Indo German Energy Symposium also added to the major attraction of its opening day. Seminar titled “Solar PV Rooftop-Market Development in India and International Trends” also took place at the Intersolar India, discussing the market for roof-mounted installations in India, the existing financing condition and the developments in self-consumption of solar power. The speakers for the seminar included Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Claudia Arce, Director for South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan of the KfW Development Bank, Germany. Several projects were submitted for the 2015 Intersolar Award under the category “Solar Projects in India”. A panel of distinguished and eminent judges nominated eight finalists out of all the submissions received from different companies. The essential decisive factor for the award was that the submission signifies a capable and revolutionary project with exacting benefits for society and environment. Furthermore, its economic recompense and the scale of technological innovation were also taken into consideration. The following firms and projects were nominated: • Bosch Ltd; Bangalore, India 12MWp Solar Power Plant at Cochin International Airport Limited • Bosch Ltd; Bangalore, India 2.1 MWp Rooftop Solar Power Plant at Bosch Plant, Nashik • Enrich Energy Private Limited; Pune, India 60 MWp Solar PV Park under State Policy in Telangana • Sterling And Wilson Ltd; Mumbai, India 11 MWp Total Turnkey Solar Project in Maharashtra • Trojan Battery Co. LLC; Santa Fe Springs, USA Smart Classrooms for remote and un-electrified villages of India • Trojan Battery Co. LLC; Santa Fe Springs, USA SunRider Solar Boat • Victron Energy B.V.; Almere Haven, Netherlands Afsanah’s Guest House • Vikram Solar Pvt Ltd; Kolkata, India 40 MW Solar Power Facility for IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited The winning projects included: • Bosch Ltd’s 12 MWp Solar Power Plant at Cochin International Airport Limited • Sterling And Wilson Ltd’s 11 MWp Total Turnkey Solar Project in Maharashtra • Trojan Battery’s SunRider Solar Boat Intersolar India 2015 also witnessed successful business proceedings taking place between the exhibiting companies. Power solutions firm Waaree Energies, who exhibited at the event, placed an order for 100 MW of String Inverter and Smart PV solutions to Chinese Huawei Technology for its projects in the country. Intersolar India 2015 ended on high-note, witnessing a huge turnout in form of visitors and companies dropping at the event, gaining the knowledge about the current Indian Solar Market, its importance at global level and encouraging future prospects, and interactions with exhibiting companies, thus making this 3-day symposium a great success. Intersolar India hopes for more successful show with its next edition taking place from October 19-21, 2016. 12 energetica INDIA · NOV | DEC15


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