10th Renewable Energy India Expo
The 10th edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo was held from September 7-9, 2016 at the India Expo Center and Mart, Greater Noida. The event was supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA), Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited
(SECI), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) and international collaboration through the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
The 3-day industry conference themed ‘Renewables, Surging Ahead’ captured the entire essence of the renewable energy spectrum with multiple conference sessions, workshops and 160 speakers on-board. The expo was certified by UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, and saw the presence of key dignitaries such as, Upendra Tripathi, Secretary, MNRE; Mr Justin Wu, Head of APAC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Hong Kong; Mr James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada; Mr Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group and Former Member of German Parliament; Mr Munehiko Tsuchiya, Executive Director, NEDO, Japan and Poland H.E in Ambassador,India. The show Tomasz brought Łukaszuk, together Embassy interna- of tionally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the power and energy sector.
REI in its 10th anniversary witnessed over 600 exhibitors on the floor and participation from countries such as India, Japan, Switzerland, USA, Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia, Italy, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Belgium to name a few.
Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd. spoke on the success of the event, “With REI Expo 2016, UBM India reinforced the bond amongst the industry, government and investors. REI ably supported the Indian government’s endeavours of a quantum growth in the renewable energy sector by serving as an industry catalyst, bringing in the international fraternity, including investors and technological experts, to India. I am confident that this will enable the fruition of potential projects and setting up of manufacturing units under the ‘Make in India’
campaign. The show witnessed an impressive turnout of visitors and is clearly Asia’s largest industry event in the renewable energy sector. It duly concluded amidst industry applauds from both international participants as well as central and state governments.”
The REI Expo served as a showcase and launch pad for companies to introduce new products and technologies. Some of the major launches included: Webdyn, a French company that launched two main innovative products in India to help with the smart collection of data - WebdynSun and WebdynModbus. The company is engaged in the supply of multi-protocols concentrators and sensors that cover applications of teleservice and monitoring.
Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. showcased the solar tracker device that can increase energy generation by following the sun’s direction during the day. Rays Power Infra. Ltd. launched their rooftop residential business line while Canadian Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd. showcased 5 busbar modules, Mono PERC modules, double glass modules and 1500 V modules. ABB, on the other hand displayed new string inverters, sample inverters and outdoor switch gate. Rays Power Infra. Ltd. launched their rooftop residential business line at the REI platform.