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ENERGETICA INDIA PV TAIWAN 2015 - Visit Report Energetica India was the only renewable energy magazine from India to be invited to the prestigious show of PV Taiwan 2015. Energetica India brings back the details of the show and the details of the companies it met during the visit. PV Taiwan is one of Asia’s leading international Photovoltaic exhibitions, making the event an ideal sourcing hub for the global market. It fields the latest & advanced R&D breakthroughs and products that shape the future. The event was held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei City from October 14th to October 16th, 2015. The exhibitors included companies involved in- • PV Materials Silicon • Wafers / Ingots • Solar Cells / HCPV • PV Modules / BIPV • Power Generator Systems • Processing Equipment • Evaluation / Testing / Analysis • Storage Batteries/systems • Solar Application Products • Thermal Products/System The exhibiting pavilions incorporated- • PV Cells / Modules / Systems • Equipment & Materials Pavilion • The PV System Pavilion • The HCPV Pavilion • The Slurry Process & Application Pavilion • Energy Storage Pavilion • Testing & Certification Pavilion • Cross- Strait Pavilion The show witnessed around 365 booths with 278 local booths and 126 international booths. 278 local companies exhibited with number of visitors being close to 15,000. PV Taiwan 2015 hosted many of the biggest players in the solar PV manufacturing and installation Industry from Taiwan and around the world. Among the major manufacturers present were Taiwan’s leading solar cell maker Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) as well as TSEC which celebrated its latest IPO. Companies like Winaico, Gigasolar, AUOptronics and Big Sun Energy Technology Inc. along with smaller players like Power Master Technology Corp. and a host of others also exhibited at the event. PV Taiwan unfolds at the heart of the Asia-Pacific Region, a region where production and markets are soaring as they are passed the torch from Europe. Taiwan PV comes just in time as impetus shifts east. This opens the best access to Asia. When it comes to solar, PV Exhibition leads the way. PV Taiwan Forum 2015 was also held during the Exhibition, discussing in depth topics such as international market trends, energy storage, smart grid, advanced production technology, and PV systems, to benefit companies in photovoltaic industry interested in entering blue ocean markets. Taiwan’s PV industry has been through rapid progress in recent years, with the result being that the entire industry supply chain was established and the industry cluster was strengthened. The annual capacity of the solar cell industry has made Taiwan come to the no.2 slot in the list of leading five solar cell manufacturing countries around the globe by shipping around 10 GW of solar cells. Of all the PV suppliers in Taiwan, there’s a trend of suppliers gathering in the science parks to exploit the synergy and collaboration of the vertically integrated clusters. For now, most of the PV companies gather in Hsin-Chu Science Park and Southern Taiwan Science Park. The two science parks contribute more than 60% of the total production value in Taiwan. Taiwan faces the challenge from US & European sanctions on Chinese solar panels, which has distorted the global solar supply chain, leading to inefficient value chains and carrying out research operations on arising new loopholes. Although, antidumping and anti-subsidy measures have cooled the output of polysilicon ingots and PV modules, China’s augmented domestic demand for solar energy has propped up demand from Taiwan. Taiwanese solar cells companies are at present actively searching for new manufacturing locations; where they will shift equipments form their factories in Taiwan. While the photovoltaics industry is still relying on subsidies, Taiwan’s PV industry is expected to report a NT$184.8 billion output for 2015. The market has slowed as subsidies are cut in many countries. PV Taiwan 2015 saw an encouraging turnout of several Asian countries and par- SOLAR POWER 24 energética INDIA · NOV | DEC15


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