SOLARCON India to Address 2020 Target of 20 Gigawatts Solar

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SOLARCON India to Address 2020 Target of 20 Gigawatts Solar

India Solar Eco-System Mobilizes on Eve of National Solar Mission

Bangalore, India – October 21, 2009 – Draft versions of India’s “National Solar Mission” indicate the possibility of unprecedented investment in renewable energy with a massive expansion in installed solar capacity— from 20 GW of solar power by 2020 to 200 GW by 2050. The people, policies, companies, and technologies leading this transformation will be showcased at SOLARCON India 2009— the first and largest conference and exhibition dedicated to serving the business and technology needs of India's fast-growing solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. The exhibition, in association with Intersolar India and the India Semiconductor Association (ISA), will take place on November 9-11 in Hyderabad, India.

SOLARCON India is the premier event that will bring together participants from the entire PV industry eco-system— including materials and equipment, cell and module manufacturing, balance of systems (BOS) space, total PV solution providers, the finance and banking community, policy makers, end users, and service providers. The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with PV exhibitors and suppliers across the supply chain.

Presentations Across the Solar/PV Ecosystem

On November 9, there will be a keynote address by Dr. Eicke Weber of Fraunhofer ISE. On November 10, Charlie Gay of Applied Materials – Solar presents a keynote address on “The India PV Opportunity and World PV Markets.” On November 10, J. Fleischer of MAG Group presents on “Manufacturing Trends to Support Gigawatt-scale PV Cell/Module Production” and Bettina Weiss from the SEMI PV Group offers her insights on “The Importance of Global PV Standards in PV.”

Panel presentations include:

  • India PV Market Overview and Forecasts with CERC, Tata BP Solar, Morgan Stanley, Cleantech, and Frost & Sullivan
  • PV and Climate Change with Tata BP Solar, Moser Baer PV, Solar Semiconductor, TERI, SustainAbility, WWF India, and SEMI PV Group (for U.S. EPA programs)
  • Key PV Products and Applications in India: including presentations on Polysilicon/ Materials Manufacturing (Virasa Technologies), Utility Scale Power Plants (Titan Energy Systems), Challenges of Grid Connected PV (Webel SL Energy), Rural/Off-Grid Applications (Kotak Urja), and PV for Telecom Apps (SunTechnics)

Other programs include:

  • The India PV Market Landscape with BP Solar International, Moser Baer PV and Orb Energy
  • Government Policies Shaping the Growth of the Industry with isuppli, MNRE, Solar Semiconductors and CERC
  • Strategies for Cost Competitiveness in India with Moser Baer, HSBC Bank and IREDA
  • Policy Perspectives from MNRE (for India), SEMI PV Group and Dow Corning (for the U.S.), EPIA (Europe), China, and the IFC/World Bank (on financing solar/PV)
  • Importance of Standards with MAG Group, IIT-Chennai, SEMI PV Group and Underwriters Labs (UL)
  • Balance of Systems with Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, SMA Solar Technology AG, University of Applied Sciences Ulm (Germany), and Luminous Teleinfra Limited
  • PV Project Planning and Implementation with Refex Energy, North Delhi Power Limited, Phoenix Solar AG and EPIA, and Astonfield Renewable Resources

For the first time in India, SEMI and the Semiconductor Safety Association - Europe (SSA-E) will present a technical workshop on EHS for PV Manufacturing targeted specifically to PV manufacturing professionals. The workshop will offer global experts addressing PV sustainability and recycling, management of fluorinated greenhouse gases, silane safety, emissions handling/abatement safety, and energy conservation.

“SOLARCON India 2009 offers a superb opportunity to learn about and understand the latest solar/PV business and technology trends and to explore the huge opportunity in India, with opportunities to network with top experts from across the solar/photovoltaic (PV) eco-system,” said Sathya Prasad, president of SEMI India. “This event is essential for suppliers in India and global companies to stay current on the latest regional market and technology advancements.”

For more information on the SEMI PV Group, download the "A Case for Solar in India" White Paper. Please visit for a complete list of exhibitors and to register.

About SEMI PV Group:

The PV Group is a SEMI special interest group that serves the photovoltaic supply chain. Participating companies provide manufacturing equipment, materials, cells, modules, sub-systems, and components to the solar energy industry worldwide. The PV Group mission is to advance industry growth, support continuous efficiency improvements and promote sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services. For more information, visit:

Association Contact:

Sathya Prasad/SEMI PV Group


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