The Solar Future: India 2011 show in Delhi

SOLARPLAZA, one of the leading international event organizers in therenewable energy space has now extended its footprint to India.

After six years of successful existence and over 25 events in other markets,the firm will kick-off its India footprint through The Solar Future:India 2011, which will be held over two days at The Grand, New Delhi onJanuary 24-25, 2011. The theme for the India edition will be “India:Development of a New Solar Super Power".

“The Solar Future” PVconferences worldwide have been known for their large scalepresentation, besides delivering significantly high value for the localsolar/PV industry. The Delhi edition of this world-class, two dayinternational conference is expected to not only attract high profilespeakers from across the world, but also attract delegations who willvisit India to understand the market, the potential and opportunitieshere.

According to Edwin Koot, CEO, SOLARPLAZA: “Endowed withabundant sunlight 300 days in a year, having the cost advantage in theproduction of solar cells & modules and the impetus provided by therolling out of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission by the centralgovernment and followed upon by many state governments, India today has a huge opportunity to become a Solar Super Power.

The need of the hour is for the world to know firsthand of the opportunities here andfor Indian companies to learn the best practices of other markets. Thisis something that SOLARPLAZA is positioned to do well and “The SolarFuture: India” is the first step in that direction. We look forward tothe successful conduct of this Delhi edition and there are more plannedor on the anvil for the Indian market.”

Key topics deliberated at the two-day conference will be:

* The JN-NSM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission) and related solarPV targets, incentives, perspectives of international market andindustry trends.
* Policy plans, programs and incentives of Indian states.
* Business opportunities in the Indian PV market, Practical experiencesand challenges faced by established players in the industry.
* Verylarge scale PV power plants – Is cheap solar energy possible in threeyears? Can solar power plants compete with fossil fuel power plants?
* Crystalline silicon or thin film – which is better for power generation in India?
* The Solar Future in India: Will India become the New Solar Super Power?

The Solar Future: India 2011 is being held at the time that challengesrelated to capital cost, high expertise of the technology-intensivemanufacturing processes and the environmental costs are being addressedwith the support from the Government and breakthroughs are happening inR&D.



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