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India's Clean Energy Drive Showcased at The Smarter E India 2024

Technical conferences held during the event delved deep into the domain of upgradation and efficiency in green hydrogen, solar energy, energy storage, and electric mobility.

March 07, 2024. By Abha Rustagi

The Smarter E India / Intersolar India 2024 organized by Messe Muenchen India, Solar Promotion International GmbH, and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) emerged as a pivotal platform fostering comprehensive solutions for the clean energy ecosystem. 

With over 13,000 trade visitors congregating to witness the future of renewable energy, the event showcased the latest innovations in solar, energy storage, green hydrogen, and electric mobility industries, drawing the attention of 200+ exhibiting brands.

Technical conferences held during the event delved deep into the domain of upgradation and efficiency in green hydrogen, solar energy, energy storage, and electric mobility. With 85+ influential speakers and 320+ paid delegates in attendance, the discussions underscored the imperative of collaborative efforts in driving the clean energy transition forward.

Taking place at the Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, India, The Smarter E India 2024 marked the largest edition to date. Co-located with Electric Energy Storage (ees) India and Power2Drive/EV Asia Expo, the event witnessed a remarkable double-digit growth in visitor count and net exhibition space over the previous edition.

Amidst the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to launch one crore solar rooftops and Gujarat's burgeoning success as a solar manufacturing hub, the event served as a convergence point for thought leaders, decision-makers, and industry veterans to forge technological solutions and partnerships.

Reflecting on the significance of the event, Bhupendra Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, lauded the initiative stating,  "I am very pleased that the latest edition of The smarter E India trade fair in Gandhinagar brings together multiple exhibitions to take an in-depth look at the latest trends and innovations in this sector. I hope this platform will become a boon to all the stakeholders along with new entrepreneurs wishing to venture into such a progressive sector. I congratulate the organizers for their efforts.” 

Similarly, Arun Mahesh Babu MS, IAS, MD, Gujarat Power Corporation Limited, highlighted Gujarat's pivotal role in the solar manufacturing landscape, foreseeing continued contributions towards India's Net Zero targets.

With over 65 percent of exhibitors representing the manufacturing sector of solar, energy storage, green hydrogen, and electric mobility, the event showcased the participation of industry giants such as Reliance New Energy, Adani Solar, and Waaree, among others. Additionally, SME manufacturing communities from across the country were also well-represented.

The conferences, held at The Hotel Leela Gandhinagar, featured 19+ sessions covering a diverse array of topics, ranging from the National Hydrogen Roadmap to advancements in solar manufacturing and EV charging infrastructure. Experts from both Indian and international arenas shared insights, fostering a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the clean energy sector.

In the words of Subramanian Chidambaran, Chief Strategy Officer, Cummins India, the event seamlessly integrated the conference discussions with real-world experiences showcased at the exhibition, offering a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange and networking.

Echoing similar sentiments, Awadhesh Jha, Executive Director, GLIDA, emphasized the event's role in bridging the gap between future-forward technologies and practical applications, heralding a new era of innovation and collaboration in the clean energy domain.

Speaking on the positive response garnered by The Smarter E India 2024, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “We are delighted to close yet another successful edition in the solar manufacturing hub of Gujarat. This edition has proved once again that this exhibition and conferences bring together the best ideas and winning partnerships that contribute towards India’s Net Zero ambitions. With a renewable energy target of 500 GW by 2030, including a substantial share of solar energy generation, India needs to achieve scale and impact in manufacturing to reach one crore solar rooftops, in addition to securing energy sufficiency for all citizens."

Exhibitors and buyers alike hailed the event as a cornerstone in their business endeavors, citing the invaluable networking opportunities and insights gained from the exhibitions and conferences.
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