Solar developments in India grew exponentially in 2017. Further announcements and new market opportunities in the energy storage and electric mobility sector strengthen India to become an interesting and very promising market in the future. The state of Karnataka is one of the most flourishing Indian solar markets and the first Indian state to launch a specific EV policy. Intersolar India, the most pioneering exhibition and conference for the solar industry is celebrating its 10th edition in Bangalore, the capital city of the top solar market Karnataka on December 11-13, 2018. The event will focus on the solar, energy storage and electric mobility industries and will welcome more than 17,000 industry professionals and 300 exhibitors. In addition, Intersolar India will continue to connect solar businesses in Mumbai on April 4-5, 2019 with a focus on financing and India’s western solar markets.
Bangalore is India’s Silicon Valley, technology hub and the the capital city of the state of Karnataka, India's number 1 solar market, which installed over 2 GW and together with the state of Telangana, accounted for approximately 50 percent of all installations across Pan India in 2017. Alone in Q1 2018 Karnataka commissioned 3.77 GW of utility-scale solar power capacity. In addition, Karnataka is the first Indian state to launch a specific EV and Energy storage policy. The state of Karnataka is the perfect location for developing solar, energy storage and e-mobility business opportunities in India. Intersolar India is supporting not only the solar industry, but also the energy storage and electric mobility industry.
India has crossed 25 GW in terms of total installed solar capacity, inching its way closer to the 2022 target of 100 GW. In the first half of 2018, about 5 GW of solar capacity was installed across the country including both large-scale and rooftop solar. According to Mercom India Research approximately 1 MW of solar PV capacity was installed every hour in India in the first half of 2018. For the second year in a row solar is the leading new power source added in India.
Electric mobility and energy storage systems of the high power segment being used in the automotive sector have the potential to actively shape our future energy system and to underline the need for renewable energy generation. The special exhibit Power2Drive showcases electric mobility solutions and technologies and reflects the interaction between electric vehicles and a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy supply.
The market potential for electrical energy storage in India is expected to be tremendous in the future – expecially driven by incoming policies for the e-mobility industry. With the great success and support of ees Europe, Europe’s largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage, ees India becomes the most powerful energy storage exhibition in India. The exhibition is the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and users of stationary electrical energy storage solutions. Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies – from components and production to specific user applications.
Intersolar India will feature various national pavilions, which will give especially small and medium companies from abroad the possibility to present their products and services to the Indian solar market.
Intersolar India will continue to connect solar businesses in India's western key market Maharashtra on April 4-5, 2019 in the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. It is home to the headquarters of almost all major banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and mutual funds. The 2 day Intersolar India Exhibition and Conference will welcome more than 14,000 industry professionals and 220 exhibitors. The conference program will have a focus on financing and India’s western solar markets.
238 exhibitors and about 13,000 visitors attended Intersolar India. 109 speakers and more than 800 attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the conditions surrounding technological, market and political developments at the accompanying conference.