The 11th edition of the Renewable Energy India 2017 Expo (REI), is set to take place from September 20-22, 2017 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. The event aims to further upscale and mainstream the applications of renewable energy resources, showcase product launches, innovations, and augment the forethought through global exhibitions and conference platforms.
Hosted by UBM India and supported by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Mercom Capital among others, this flagship event for India’s green community will also witness the active participation of global players from countries including: Japan, Germany, France, Poland, USA, Korea, China and Taiwan.
Sharing further details, Yogesh Mudras, director, UBM India says, “In a nutshell, REI 2017 is a marquee event in this sector with multiple country participation, best of technology, cost-effective solutions, participation of Industry leaders, various country delegation, top global brands exhibiting their product and solution offerings, and a content rich conference.”
“India has recently moved up to the second spot from third position in this year’s ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’, nudging past US,” he adds. “All this is acting as a huge pull for international investors and equipment suppliers. Our theme for the 2017 edition of the event is – Accelerating the Momentum…From Ambition to Action – to help bridge the gap between industry, government and investors.”
The Expo is also expected to see the presence of several experts and high profile dignitaries including: Anand Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GoI, Amitabh Kant, IAS, CEO, Niti Ayog, GoI, Upendra Tripathy, IAS, Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA); Justin Wu, Head of APAC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore; Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group (EWG) & former Member of German Parliament; Naoki Tomotake, Director General International Affairs, NEDO, Japan; René Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative in India and Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW ).
Bringing together manufacturers, EPC, and service provides, the expo will have over 750 exhibitors including leading companies like Adani Solar, Tata Power Solar, Azure Power, Sky Power, Canadian Solar, Huawei, Trina Solar, Jinko Solar, Siemens Gamesa, Vikram Solar, Waaree Energies, Mitsubishi, Delta Electronics, Panasonic, SMA, ABB, Kyocera, Sterling & Wilson, Mahindra Sustain, Applied Materials, POSCO, Fronious, amongst others. The show will also feature country pavilions from Japan, China, Poland, France, Korea, and Taiwan to name a few.
Some of the new attractions at this year’s Expo include: India’s first Mobile PV test lab on display by Mahindra Susten, Quality Round Table – An interactive forum by PV Magazine, Germany, Solar Super Heroes by PV Magazine, Germany, A Skill Competition for Solar Installers, A Solar Design Challenge for EPCs and Developers, A master class by Enphase Energy, USA: To provide Installers and EPC companies with knowledge on innovations behind micro-inverter technologies and how micro-inverters are best suited for the Indian rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) market.
Also included in the agenda for the first time is a CEO Roundtable and Finance Roundtable – Advantage Rajasthan – a seminar by the state of Rajasthan to attract potential investors, manufacturers and developers and a workshop on ‘Driving operational excellence in Solar & Wind asset management’ by 3E, Belgium and Wise Energy, UK.
A power packed three-day conference themed ‘Accelerating Momentum…From Ambition to Action’ has also been planned encompassing knowledge-rich sessions by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, International Solar Alliance ( ISA ) , UNIDO, Indo-German Energy Forum, MNRE – EU Technical Cell, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, PV Magazine, Skill Council for Green Jobs, and Mercom Capital .
The trade show will also be preceded by the 3rd Renewable Energy India Awards, slated for 19th September, 2017 that aims to recognise the efforts, innovation, and excellence and promote the talent in the industry. The Awards will have an august audience of industry stalwarts competing under various categories from both manufacturing and implementing communities.