The India solar eco-system is completely unique within the global industry today. The country not only represents one of the most secure long-term 10GW+ annual markets for deployment of solar panels: it is also fundamentally motivated in creating a high-value, high-quality integrated value-chain for mass production of c-Si wafers, cells and modules.

After many stop-starts over the past 10 years, 2019 is finally set to be the year-of-change, with domestic and overseas investments having policy-driven incentives in order to fast-track new GW-scale factories.

The realization of India as one of the few multi-GW cell-making powerhouses outside China is not going to be easy, and will need the right decisions to be made by a wide range of interested parties, both within India and global inward-investors, and across policy-makers, equipment-suppliers and financial investment vehicles.

As the leading global PV technology and market-focused forum globally, PV-Tech is uniquely placed to gather every key organization together as part of a quality-content-driven two-day conference within India that will become the annual go-to platform to track the progress of the country’s manufacturing aspirations.

Attend PV IndiaTech 2019:

  • The first dedicated conference to showcase the multi-GW PV manufacturing roadmap of Indian-made cells and modules
  • Understand the drivers, barriers, and opportunities for overseas and domestic stakeholders in the creation of new GW-fabs
  • How does Indian PV manufacturing achieve cost and performance parity with best-in-class global PV producers?
  • Where is the finance coming from? Will the new GW-fabs be Chinese-funded or a direct threat to Chinese imports?
  • How can downstream players benefit from the domestic growth forecast, and not see as a threat?

News & Blogs

NTPC tenders 70MW of floating solar at combined cycle power plant in Kerala

Indian state-run power giant NTPC has issued a tender for 70MW of grid-connected floating solar at its Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) Kayamkulam in the southern state of Kerala.

ROUND-UP: Tunisa delays 70MW tender, Greenko to buy Skeiron, Northern Territory approves 25MW

Tunisia delays 70MW solar tender, Greenko completes acquisition of Orange Renewable and agrees to acquire Skeiron assets, Northern Territory approves 25MW solar project

NTPC tenders for hybrid 60MW/130MW wind and solar project in Karnataka

Indian state-run power giant NTPC has issued a tender for 60MW wind and 130MW solar hybrid energy project on a turnkey basis at its super thermal power station NTPC-Kudgi in Karnataka.

Indian solar faces growing water risk

The majority of Indian solar is installed in water-stressed areas and the cost of water has doubled in many areas in three years, according to a new report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.

India’s 3GW solar manufacturing tender delayed again

Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) tender for 3GW of solar manufacturing linked with 10GW of projects has been delayed for the second time in a month with the deadline for bid submissions now extended from 12 October to 12 November this year.

Uttar Pradesh 500MW solar auction draws tariffs above 3 rupees

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has drawn lowest bids of more than 3 rupees per unit for its latest 500MW solar auction, but these were still significantly lower than tariffs from its 1GW auction that was annulled over the summer.

Multi-GW India manufacturing challenges to be the focus of new PV IndiaTech 2019 conference

During the past few years, we have had numerous requests at PV-Tech from a wide range of PV industry stakeholders (due mainly to the success of the PV CellTech and PV ModuleTech series of conferences) to launch an India-specific PV event in Delhi. The requests have come from Indian companies, overseas investors, government bodies, trade associations, and both upstream/downstream industry activists seeking to understand and drive future developments.

Coal giants to build 3GW of solar in India

Two of India’s coal giants will develop 3GW of solar in the country through a new joint venture company.

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