BANGALORE & HYDERABAD: Dr Farooq Abdullah, Honorable Minister for New and Renewable Energy, today launched SOLARCON India 2009 the global exhibition-cum-conference which is to be held in Hyderabad from November 9-11 2009.
SOLARCON is aimed to be an annual event of international relevance and is to attract exhibitors and delegates to the three day event. This year nearly 75 exhibitors and 500 delegates are expected to participate .The event is hosted by Fabcity with India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI).
The event aims to showcase the demand of the local market in renewable energy and also bring together industry leaders in solar PV manufacturing and applications on a common platform.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Abdullah reiterated the growing significance of renewable energy and the huge potential of applications in the Indian PV market place especially in rural households. Hyderabad has attracted the bulk of investments in the sector and with the right support and exposure could create a cluster with representatives of the entire ecosystem.
Also present on the occasion were, B.P. Acharya IAS, Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corp. (APIIC), Ms Poornima Shenoy, President, India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and Sathya Prasad, President, SEMI India.