India/Mumbai/Pforzheim/Freiburg, October 24, 2017 – Solar is set to remain in the limelight in 2017 as the entire industry returns strong growth. India is expected to increase installed solar capacity to more than 17 GW by the end of 2017. Intersolar India displays all current trends from December 5-7 from around 260 exhibitors to more than 12,000 international solar and energy storage experts.
According to Mercom Capital Group about 10 GW of solar will be installed in calendar year 2017 in India and roughly 8 GW more will be installed in 2018. The solar project pipeline in India is now approximately 13 GW. Currently, about 6 GW of tendered projects are awaiting auction.
With continued large scale integration of solar power into the grid, the manageable threshold is fast approaching and the time for introducing grid scale energy storage system has arrived. Battery energy storage systems turns out to be the most preferred among the storage systems.
India’s ambitious strategy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles requires a concerted and coordinated effort that brings together the best of the private and public sectors in transport, infrastructure and energy. Electric mobility solutions and energy storage systems have additionally the potential to actively shape India’s future energy system.
Intersolar India’s special exhibitions and Pavilions
In this context Intersolar India 2017 will be hosting and highlighting three special exhibitions: ees India as the major platform for storage technologies reshaping India’s energy sector and enhanc-ing grid reliability, Power2Drive India that showcases electric mobility solutions and technologies and EnergyDecentral India, the international exhibition for innovative energy supply.
This year Intersolar India has also been certified by the U.S. Commercial Service for the second time and will present an U.S. Pavilion. Germany will have a big footprint on the show floor as well. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will again organize the official German Pavilion with 10 exhibitors from Germany in Mumbai. In total, exhibitors from more than 12 countries will join Intersolar India 2017.
Intersolar India’s special activities
Intersolar India will be powered by the tremendous energy generated by special activities. Two unique forums will be part of the event. One is the Buyer Seller Forum, which is designed to generate new business opportunities by allowing exhibitors to mingle with just the right B2B professionals. The other is the Round table on financing solar projects in India for U.S. companies, which was designed to discuss how U.S. government agencies and commercial banks assist U.S. companies financing solar projects in India.
Best in-class Conference
More than 100 internationally renowned speakers will share their insights from the global solar and energy storage industries, where these leaders are advancing technologies and finding ways to continue industry success at the Intersolar India Conference. Whether it is the latest market insides, brand new technology updates, financing options and operating models or customized networking opportunities, conference attendees will find everything they need at one spot. Special forums and technical workshops will complete an extensive program.