Solar developments in India grew exponentially. Further announcements and new market opportunities in combination with the energy storage and electric mobility sector strengthen India to become an interesting and very promising market in the future.
Bangalore is India’s Silicon Valley, technology hub and 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.
Intersolar India in Bangalore is India’s most pioneering exhibition and conference for India’s solar industry. It takes place annually at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre and has a focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production and solar thermal technologies. Starting in 2019, Intersolar India will be held for the first time under the umbrella of The smarter E India – India’s innovation hub for the new energy world. The smarter E India will welcome more than 17,000 business professionals and over 300 exhibitors that showcase their products and enjoy lively discussions and networking possibilities.
Intersolar India is part of the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply. Since being founded in 1991, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.
In 2019 Intersolar India will become a part of "The smarter E India" - India’s innovation hub for the new energy world. It presents cross-sector energy solutions and technologies and reflects the interaction of the solar, energy storage and electric mobility industry. The smarter E India addresses all the key areas along the value chain and brings together local experts and international stakeholders in the energy future. Starting in 2019, The smarter E India will bring together the renowned Intersolar India, ees India and Power2Drive India. The exhibition trio will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in the capital state of Karnataka on November 27-29, 2019.
Intersolar India has again partnered with Mercom India, India’s best resource for navigating the Indian solar market. Mercom, a global clean energy research and communications firm, joins Intersolar India 2018 again as a Knowledge Partner. Mercom provides the most in-depth analysis on the India solar market and will provide a complimentary white paper on the market drivers and challenges facing the Indian solar market. Priyadarshini Sanjay, Managing Director of Mercom Communications India will present the White Paper on December 12 during the session "C&I Solar Rooftop Business-Prospects, Issues and Profitability" starting at 12pm.
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.