Key Industry and Policymakers Congregate at Asia’s Largest Energy Trade Expo, Renewable Energy India 2016

– Three-day High Impact Conferences – ‘Renewables: Surging Ahead‘ Conference to Highlight Innovations, Challenges and way Forward

UBM India today launched the 10th edition of Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo, the three-day (7th to 9th September, 2016) show at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. The expo was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri Upendra Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and other key dignitaries such as Mr. Justin Wu, Head of APAC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Hong Kong; Hon’ble Mr. James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Government ofCanada; Mr. Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group (EWG) & Former Member of German Parliament; Mr. Munehiko Tsuchiya, Executive Director, NEDO, Japan; H.E Ambassador Tomasz Łukaszuk, Embassy of Poland in India and Mr.Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an August industry-gathering.

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The show brought together internationally-renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the power and energy sector.

REI, in its 10th anniversary, saw participation from countries such as India, Japan, Switzerland, USA, Korea, Taiwan, China,Australia, Italy, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Spain, Singapore and Belgium and is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India (MNRE), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA), Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) and International collaboration through Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance(BNEF).

Bringing together manufacturers, EPC and service providers, the expo had over 650 exhibitors participating. These include Lerri Solar, Mundra Solar PV Ltd (Adani Solar), Skypower, Trina Solar, Tata Power, JA Solar, KRYFS, Suzlon, Solargise, Waaree,Vikram Solar, L&T, Rays Power, Canadian Solar, Sova Power, Azure Power, Delta Power, Fronius, SMA India, Huawei, Bosch, ABB India, Moser Baer, Talesun Power, Mahindra Susten, GCL, Senvion, Gamesa India, Inox Wind, DHHI, Renesola amongst others.

The show served as a showcase and launch pad for companies to introduce new products and technologies.

  • Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. showcased Solar Tracker device that can increase energy generation by following the Sun’s direction during the day
  • Rays Power Infra. Ltd. launched their rooftop residential business line
  • Canadian Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd. showcased 5 busbar modules, Mono PERC modules, double glass modules and 1500 V modules
  • SMA Solar India Pvt. Ltd showcased Zeversolar- rooftop solution
  • DuPont highlighted products, including DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization that help significantly in increasing the efficiency of solar cells and the power output of solar panels. The second product highlighted by Dupont was DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films – the only backsheet material proven to protect solar panels for more than 30 years even in extreme outdoor conditions.
  • Mundra Solar PV Ltd displayed advanced technologies such as High Efficiency, Multi Crystalline silicon solar cell, Mono PERC Technology, Module Level Power Technology along with high-end Inverters, AC Solar Modules and Bifacial Technology at the event
  • RelyOn Solar announced a partnership deal with MiaSolé for sales and marketing of its Next Generation, Flexible Ultra-light Solar Technology and will represent MiaSolé for the India and South Asia markets

Speaking on the inaugural of the 10th edition of Renewable Energy India Expo, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “UBM India’s objective for the 2016 edition of REI Expo is to bridge the gap between Industry, Government and Investors. To support the Indian Government’s vision of achieving 175 GW of power generation from renewable resources by 2022, the REI Expo would serve as an Industry catalyst in bringing the technology and the international fraternity including investors to India to enable potential projects and set up manufacturing units under the ‘Make in India‘ campaign.”

“Being the 10th anniversary of the expo, we have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum. The expo provides a perfect platform for stakeholders from the renewable energy community to come together and address challenges that have acted as speed bumps to this growth. This year the expo has seen multiple country participation, best of technology, cost effective solutions, participation of industry leaders and various country delegations, top global brands exhibiting their product and solution offerings and content-rich conferences,” he further added.

Highlights of the expo includes a power packed three-day conference themed ‘Renewables: Surging Ahead’ with content rich sessions by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Bloomberg New Energy Finance, IBA, IGEF, Bridge to India, Solar Thermal Federation of India, Council on Energy Environment and Water (CEEW), Mercom and NIWE. Day 1 commenced with special and insightful panel discussions and presentations under the aegis of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) by MNRE.The session had eminent industry experts such as Shri Upendra Tripathi, Interim Director General, ISA and Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE); Dr. Inder Jit Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India; Shri Nagraj Naidu, Director, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, CMD, EXIM Bank; Mr. Guy-Cédric Werlings, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Focal point for the International Solar Alliance, France; Shri K.S. Popli, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA); Mr. Yuri Afanasiev UN, Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative, UNDP; Mr. Onno Ruhl, India Country Director, World Bank; Mr. Mohammad Alauddin, National Focal Point for ISA, and Joint Secretary (Renewable Energy), Power Division, Government of Bangladesh and H.E. Mr. Alexander Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India amongst others.

Key topics of discussion from other sessions on Day 1 included:

  • Market Landscape: Taking stock of India’s RE goals; milestones achieved and challenges ahead
  • Tipping Point: The rising trend of competitive bidding in Free-Field projects and its repercussions
  • Wind: Policy roadmap
  • Digital Technologies: for the efficient management of Wind power
  • Transforming Technologies: Insights into the PV emerging applications and Technologies and how it is altering businesses
  • Harnessing India’s waste potential: Successful Case Studies
  • Harvesting Power: Integrating waste in our culture
  • Looking Beyond Installation: Operation and maintenance towards sustainability of long term projects

Highlights of Day 1 also included a CEO Conclave, a power-packed session that discussed, deliberated and debated on the myriad issues of the industry and provided insights into the most crucial aspects of renewable industry. Moderated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore, the session had eminent industry speakers from across the world.

Other highlights of the expo included the World of Innovation Arena for Tech talk & Product launch, Multiple workshops, Session on Smart Grid, Finance Roundtable on Day 2 of the expo and a Skill development program by National Institute of Wind Energy.

Day 3 of the expo will take forward the hugely popular Business Plan Competition in association with TiE (Delhi) where selected entrants would present an innovative business idea, which will be rated by the jury comprising Investors, Entrepreneurs and Tech Gurus.

The trade show was preceded by the 2nd Renewable Energy India Awards that aimed to recognise the efforts, innovation, and excellence and promote talent in the industry. The Awards had an august audience of industry stalwarts competing under various categories from both manufacturing & implementing communities.

Industry validates Renewable Energy India 2016 as an industry platform and reiterates the objective of the annual expo by UBM India.

Mr. Rakesh Khanna, Managing Director – SMA Solar India Pvt. Ltd.

“REI 2016 is a very diverse platform which creates opportunities for everyone in the renewable energy industry. SMA looks forward to present its product portfolio to the industry, to learn more on how we can cater to the ever changing needs in the Indian Solar market. In the roof top market segment we expect a major opening of industry in the coming years. Many Indian states are coming up with good feed-in policies and this will provide many opportunities in this segment. REI will help SMA provide the platform to showcase the rooftop solution to the Indian customer.

With Zeversolar added to our product range, we aim to provide easy energy solutions for everybody. With our comprehensive product range and support platform – SMA is well prepared to support the Indian market with the best solutions – with lowest lifetime costs while maximizing output.”

Ketan Mehta, CEO Rays Power Infra

“REI is the largest platform in India for showcasing Solar Technology and portfolio and we are proud to be a part of it”.

Rajaram Pai, Business Leader – DuPont E&C and Photovoltaic Solutions, South Asia

“The Indian solar market is new but has seen ambitious growth from 100 megawatt of installations increasing to over 7 gigawatt capacity in 5 years. With a strong emphasis from the government to increase the solar footprint in India, implementation of solar projects is gaining momentum. It is important the industry mobilizes quickly to achieve this target, but in the process, quality must not be sacrificed. It is critical that solar installations reliably generate power over 25 years or more to safeguard the expected returns on investments in solar energy systems.

DuPont is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry that delivers proven power and lasting value for customers around the world. At REI, the DuPont booth is highlighting products from its portfolio of solar innovations including DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization that help significantly increase the efficiency of solar cells, and the power output of solar panels and DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films – the only backsheet material proven to protect solar panels for more than 30 years even in extreme outdoor conditions. It is also featuring collaborations with customers that demonstrate the efficiency, reliability and return on investment enabled by DuPont materials.”

Mr. Chetan Shah, Director, Goldi Green

“REI has been making efforts to synergize the development and innovation in this sector by various players for the benefit of all ancillary products, EPC Enterprises, Government machinery, corporate end users, Service sector and has been instrumental in motivating upcoming new enterprises in EPC so as to increase the reach and benefits of the renewable energy. REI 2016 is a good platform to meet a large number of our existing customers. We have invited many of our valued customers from various parts of the country to interact with us. It also provides us a chance to meet new prospects and gives us a great opportunity for brand building and becoming competitive.”

Mr Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director and CEO, Vikram Solar

“REI Expo has always been an important platform, breathing inspiration and bringing new information to industry leaders. As a global solar contributor, Vikram Solar has always understood the importance of raising awareness for the development of renewable sector and REI has successfully transformed into a beacon of awareness, bringing in new ideas through conference that can support green energy revolution. We appreciate given access to a platform that brings industry leaders, consumers, and researchers at one single place. In this REI Expo we are showcasing Solar Tracker device that can surprisingly increase energy generation by following the Sun’s direction during the day.”

Mr. Subrata Mukherjee, Managing Director, SOVA SOLAR LTD

“We have been associated with REI for the last five years and we have observed that the discussions, conferences that are held during the exhibition have led us to understand the actual market scenario. We eventually get accustomed to the market and it gives the opportunity to amalgamate with potential customers across the globe. Through this expo we are looking forward to showcase our latest technologies and expand our current clientele.”

Mr. Samir Vora, CEO, Manufacturing – Solar, Mundra Solar PV Ltd

“UBM India’s Renewable Energy India Expo is an extremely positive initiative which intends to facilitate the growth of India’srenewable energy sector and contribute to the country’s sustainable economic development. The Expo has the capability to bring together appropriate and compatible exhibitor and visitor profiles thus uniting an elite class of players in the sector from India and around the world.”

“With an aim to showcase the latest innovations in the field of solar power, our company will display advanced technologies such as High Efficiency Multi-Crystalline silicon solar cell, Mono PERC Technology. Module Level Power Technology along with high-end Inverters, AC Solar Modules and Bifacial Technology at the event. We look forward to networking opportunities to explore mutually fruitful business opportunities during the event.”

About UBM India

UBM India is India’s leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia.

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