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CONTENTS
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SOLAR INDUSTRY? 4
WHAT IS THE GROWTH RATE OF THE SOLAR INDUSTRY? 4
WHAT KIND OF SOLAR JOBS ARE THERE IN THE INDUSTRY? 5
HOW TO ENTER SOLAR ENERGY SECTOR? SOLAR EXIBHITIONS IN INDIA 6
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What is the future of


solar industry?

What is the growth rate of


the solar industry?

The future of solar industry in India is bright! Globally,

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels require nothing more

different countries and segments. In the

solar is a rapidly growing industry and becoming

than sunlight for the electricity generation process. This

US, the industry is growing at a tremendous

mainstream energy option. In India, this growth will be

means that solar PV technology can provide energy

pace of 40% by some accounts overtaking

particularly fast. The new government wants to ramp up

security for virtually every nation in the world, helping to

the Wall Street projections. In India the

solar capacity to 100 GW by 2022. This will require

reduce the international tension and supply uncertainty

industry has grown by over 270% between

an investment of around $100 billion or 6 lakh crore

that carbon-based energy sources often create.

2011 and 2013, and is yet to reach maturity.

The market is growing at different rates in

(See Wikipedia article for the table below).

Indian rupees. Solar has the potential to contribute


significantly to Indias future energy supply and it

The fact that solar PV energy can be generated virtually

In India alone this will create hundreds of

can offer many interesting solutions to Indians.

anywhere, even right in the heart of densely populated

thousands of new jobs.

urban centers, can help reduce the load on longJust a short time ago, solar power was a groovy little

distance electricity transmission networks. Furthermore,

Installed PV capacity (in MW)

niche industry in the broad field of energy generation.

solar PV produces electricity at the same time as

Year Total

But something happened in the last couple years: solar

people require heavy cooling loads: during the daytime.

End Capacity Installation

began making strides toward a future in which it will

This makes it well suited to first complement and later

2010 161

challenge and perhaps out-compete other types

replace carbon-based sources of peak energy demand,

2011 461

300

of energy. There are several reasons why solar power

such as gas-fired turbines, which have a larger impact

2012 1,205

744

is such an attractive energy source.

on emissions. With ample production capacity and an

2013 2,319

1,114

ideal clean energy product, the PV solar industry is


To begin with, it is extremely clean. Solar panels,

more than capable of meeting even the most aggressive

which are typically guaranteed to perform for as long

growth scenarios, both within India and globally. And this

as 25 years, produce electricity without pollution or

energy transition will need many dedicated and smart

emissions, thus protecting our climate and reducing

individuals to drive it: from manufacturing to sales and

global warming. The industrial process of creating the

project development to construction or installation and

solar panels themselves is also fairly clean.

later to monitoring, operations and maintenance.

Yearly

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What kind of solar


jobs are there in the
industry?
How to get a job in the solar industry? Solar has jobs ranging technical expertise
(such as engineering, manufacturing, designing, installation/construction and operations
& maintenance) as well as commercial expertise (such as sales, marketing, procurement,
supply chain management, strategy, consulting, operations, finance, accounting, project
management, etc.). There is also a lot to be scope in scientific research. Universities
across the world are investing a lot of money into breakthrough research. There are also
opportunities with governments, grid operators and regulators who will guide and integrate
this market. To get a job in the industry one should, ideally, take a short course on what
solar is and how it works, and apply to one of the many solar companies working in the
sector. To get into the research side, one can get an advance degree in a science field
such as chemistry or physics and then focus it towards photovoltaic, nanotechnology, etc.
How to start a solar business? The first thing to do would be to identify what area of
the solar business you want to enter. Think of it from the perspective of the your customer:
who will want to buy your product or service and why? Options range from manufacturing,
installation, maintenance, to sales and support services. Manufacturing requires a major
investment and one should be prepared for it. Installation, maintenance and other areas
are fairly easy to enter but have slow growth in a highly competitive market. It goes without
saying that any budding solar entrepreneur should also seek to understand solar
technology well.

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EXIBHITIONS IN INDIA

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RENEWABLE ENERGY INDIA EXPO 2015


The Renewable Energy India Expo has been the place to address and discuss
the fundamental challenges of the renewable energy industry and to illustrate the
best innovative technological solutions available to overcome them. Regarded as
Asias premier event for the industry, the event brings together decision makers and
influencers as well as technical experts and professionals from leading companies
involved in the renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution within
India and around the world. The three days of international expo comprehensively
cover solar, wind, bio-mass/fuel, small hydro, geothermal and energy efficiency.
Location: Greater Noida, India
Phone: +91 9871 726762
E-mail: Rajneesh.khattar@ubm.com
Website: www.renewableenergyindiaexpo.com
Start Date: 23-Sep-2015 - End Date: 25-Sep-2015
Focus: Renewable Energy

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INTERSOLAR INDIA

INDIASOL

Intersolar India is Indias largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry

CSP Todays India conference, now known as INDIASOL, is the countrys

and, as a leading industry platform, focuses on the areas of photovoltaic (PV), PV

premiere event dedicated to tackling the most pressing challenges and opportunities

production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. In 2014, a

for the concentrated solar power industry. On INDIASOL 2014 over 100 individuals

total of 160 international exhibitors attended this years Intersolar India in Mumbai and

gathered in New Delhi to debate, discuss and solve the current issues facing solar

showcased the entire solar industry value-added chain. The numbers are impressive:

developers and EPC companies looking to get projects developed in the country. With

9,000 visitors watch 100 distinguished speakers and 500 conference attendees

presentations featuring market data, plant performance, costings and construction

discussing the latest market developments, new technologies, and application

tips, delegates take away recordings that will have a real impact on their business

solutions. And for the first time, the Intersolar India Conference was held at the

operations. To keep in the loop and get the latest information you can purchase the

Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC).

full audio recordings and presentations from the event here. If you want to profit from
Indias rapidly growing solar expertise and expand your business domestically and

Location: Venue Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India

in key markets abroad make sure you are updated about the next INDIASOL, where

Phone: +91 22 4255 4707

you can meet the key players, start networking and win business!

E-mail: brijesh.nair@mmi-india.in
Website: www.intersolar.in

Location: New Delhi, India

Start Date: 18-Nov-2015 - End Date: 20-Nov-2015

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7375 7564

Focus: Photovoltaics, PV Production Technologies, Energy Storage, Solar Thermal

E-mail: sarah@csptoday.com

Technologies

Website: www.csptoday.com

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ENERGY STORAGE INDIA

2ND SAVE POWER SHOW

Energy Storage India (ESI) is the leading conference and expo addressing the

After the grand success of 1st edition, the 2nd Save Power Renewable Energy

need for energy storage and microgrid solutions in India. ESI will be the first energy

Exhibition will provide an excellent networking platform for the stakeholders in

storage conference and exhibition in India to focus exclusively on applications,

Renewable Energy Sector, to explore new business opportunity. It will showcase

customers and deal making. It is poised to provide a first-class networking event

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency products and Solutions from all over the

to drive energy storage market expansion in profitable applications highlighting

world, under one roof for the highly potential buyers from Utility, Independent Power

the synergies, inter-relationships and new business opportunities for transmission,

Production (IPP), Captive Power Production (CPP), Industrial, Commercial and

distribution, customer-sited, microgrids/campuses and mobility (electric vehicle

Domestic Sector. In 2015, 2nd Save Power is organized again with an objective to

charging) applications. On 2014 edition, Energy Minister Piyush Goyal was the

tap the highly potential Renewable Energy market and it provides you an opportunity

keynote speaker at Energy Storage India.

to meet several business opportunities.

Location: New Delhi, India

Location: Cochin, India

Phone: +91 11 48550000

Phone: +91 9920450877

E-mail: MalikS@md-india.com

E-mail: savepower@aojmedia.com

Website: www.esiexpo.in

Website: www.savepowershow.com

Focus: Renewable Energy

Start Date: 01-Feb-2015 - End Date: 03-Feb-2015


Focus: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Solutions, Energy Smart Technologies,
Solar Energy Devices

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GREEN SUMMIT 2015

NORTH INDIA SOLAR SUMMIT 2015

After the successful conduct of the event last year, GREEN Summit 2015 is back

North India Solar Summit (NISS) is a leading exhibition and conference for

with more vigor and better business and networking opportunities. GREEN Summit

Solar Industry in India. The 2nd Edition of NISS will have leading and renowned

organized by FKCCI and MM Activ, is an annual Renewable Energy event supported by

National and International exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in Solar

the Government of Karnataka and envisaged as a platform to showcase the immense

Technology and Renewable Energy Solutions under one roof. NISS is industrys

business & transformational opportunities in renewable energy, across all segments.

most comprehensive exhibition and conference where Solar professionals will

The Summit brings together leading policy makers, global experts, industry captains,

convene to stay up to date on the Solar trends, Government Policies and the State

investors and SMEs and other stakeholders and is a unique opportunity to network,

of the industry.

meet, learn, build business and chart the future of Renewable Energy in Karnataka

and potential buyers visiting North India Solar Summit 2015, it makes this an

and India. Be a part of the event to explore unlimited opportunities in Renewable

inevitable opportunity to capitalize on the returns the investors make and at the same

Energy sector.

time contribute towards enlightening the future of India.

Location: Bangalore, India

Location: Lucknow, India

Phone: +91 9591757017

Phone: +91 522 2720090

E-mail: enquiry@greensummit.in

E-mail: info@niss.org.in

Website: www.greensummit.in

Website: www.niss.org.in

Start Date: 23-Apr-2015 - End Date: 25-Apr-2015

Start Date: 24-Apr-2015 - End Date: 26-Apr-2015

Focus: Renewable Energy

Focus: Photovoltaic

With Over 10,000 consumers from various Business Sectors

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POWER-GEN INDIA & CENTRAL ASIA 2015


The 14th annual POWER-GEN India & Central Asia and 2nd edition of
DistribuTECH India exhibition and conference returns to New Delhi in 2015.
Together, the two events will create the complete energy package with representation
from leading international power industry companies from across the entire power
generation, renewables, hydro, distribution and transmission sectors. Visit Indias
largest power industry networking event as POWER-GEN India & Central Asia
and co-located DistribuTECH India unite, bringing power generation, transmission
and distribution all under one roof. In 2015, this high level event will address important
technical and logistical issues facing the Indian governments ambitious plans to
modernize its power infrastructure.
Location: New Delhi, India
Phone: +44 1992 656715
Fax: +44 1992 656700
E-mail: stefant@pennwell.com
Website: www.indiapowerevents.com
Start Date: 14-May-2015 - End Date: 16-May-2015
Focus: Renewable Energy

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GSES - GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY


SOLUTIONS
GSES is a renewable energy engineering, training and consultancy company
specializing in photovoltaic solar design, online and face-to-face solar training,
publishing solar books and PV system audits. Established in 1998, the company
has a diverse portfolio, executing projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa
and the Pacific Islands for both government and private enterprise. GSES is a
leader in education and training in the Renewable Energy Innovation and Technology
Sector. They are also an active partner with government, private enterprise and local
communities on a global scale in facilitating the growth and development of the
renewable energy industry through education, training, engineering, consulting and
publications.
Location: New Delhi, India
Phone: +91 1140587622
E-mail: info@gses.in
Website: www.gses.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.gses.in/timeline

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NISE - NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOLAR ENERGY

NPTI - NATIONAL POWER TRAINING INSTITUTE

The National Institute of Solar Energy (formerly Solar Energy Centre) was

National Power Training Institute (NPTI) is a National Apex body for Training

established by MNRE in 1982. It is a dedicated unit of the Ministry of New

and Human Resources Development in Power Sector with its Corporate Office at

and Renewable Energy, Government of India for development of solar energy

Faridabad. NPTI operates on an all India basis through its Units in different power

technologies and its related science and engineering. To achieve its objective,

zones of the country located at Faridabad, Neyveli, Durgapur, Badarpur, New Delhi,

the Centre has been working on various aspects of solar resource utilization

Nagpur, Bangalore, Guwahati, Nangal, Centre for Advanced Management. Emerge

and technology development in collaboration with other research institutions,

as global leaders in enhancing human and organizational excellence in solar industry

implementing agencies and industry. Over the years, the Centre has developed a

by blending frontier technologies with management. NPTI cherishes a vision of

variety of technical facilities for technology evaluation and validation, testing and

value orientation and addition to the power and energy sectors through Training

standardization, performance reliability, monitoring and data analysis apart from

and Human Resources Development, endeavoring to energize the people who will

training.

energize the nation.

Location: Gurgaon, India (Campus)

Location: Faridabad, India

Telefax: 0091-124-2579207

Phone: 9818897666

E-mail: sec.nic@in

E-mail: rkmishra@npti.in

Website: www.mnre.gov.in

Website: www.npti.in

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GERMI - GUJARAT ENERGY RESEARCH &


MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

NCPRE - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC


RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI) is a center of

The National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at

excellence in industry learning and has set up to develop human resource assets to

IIT Bombay was launched in 2010 and is a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National

cater to the petroleum and allied energy sectors, improve knowledge base of policy

Solar Mission of the Government of India. The objective of the center is to be the

makers and technologists and provide a competitive edge to leaders to compete

one of the leading Photovoltaic (PV) research and education centers in the world

in the global arena. In the last couple of decades the country has become the

within the next decade. NCPRE aims to create and execute the blueprint for human

fastest growing discoverer of fossil energy resources. India is also on the threshold

resource development for PV in India. The center envisages basic and applied

to become one of the largest global markets. The need for a resource center was

research activities, including silicon solar cell fabrication, energy storage, novel PV

anticipated to keep pace with the fast developing and competitive energy industry,

structures and development of power electronic interfaces for solar PV systems.

to pace the future and to continuously build requisite intellectual capital and human

The goal is to make solar PV a cost-effective and relevant technology for meeting a

resource capital.

significant part of the energy needs of India.

Location: Gujarat, India

Location: Mumbai, India

Phone: +91 079-66701362

Phone: +91 22- 2576 4476 ; 4480 ;4479

E-mail: information@germi.org

E-Mail: ncpre@iitb.ac.in

Website: www.germi.org

Website: www.ncpre.iitb.ac.in

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GERMI.GRIIC

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GISE - GUJARAT INSTITUTE OF SOLAR ENERGY

RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE MITHRADHAM

Gujarat Institute of Solar Energy (GISE) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified

The Renewable Energy Centre MITHRADHAM is an Institutional Partner of

educational institute that provides technical training Programs on Solar energy. The

the International Society for the Promotion of Environment and Renewable Energy

major objective of the institute is to produce solar energy skilled manpower. The final

ISPERE consisting of an informal group of committed experts. The first fully solar

goal is to promote the quality education to transform lives that will change the world

educational institution in India is the major slogan. The members of the group are

for better future who can easily adopt the changing in solar energy environment. GISE

involved in generating good will from extended contacts opening up new possibilities,

also wants to increase employability of unemployed youth by providing technical skill

new ideas, concepts, approaches and new initiatives. MITHRADHAM its also a pilot

development training to one and all that challenging energies into solar energy usage

NGO initiative in India for propagation of renewable energy, a model for sustainable

and penetration in the remotest villagers of India, contributing to nation growth with

and holistic development, a model for organic cultivation of vegetables, fruits and

a much needed greener foot print.

spices and a model for Indo-German cooperation in environment and renewable


energy.

Location: Gujarat, India


Phone: 079 2768 01 22

Location: Kerala, India

E-mail: info@gise.in

E-mail: director@mithradham.org

Website: www.gise.in

Phone: +91(0)484 2839185

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GujaratInstituteOfSolarEnergy

Website: www.mithradham.org
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PROMOTERS AND RESEARCHERS IN NONCONVENTIONAL ENERGY - PRINCE


PRINCE (Promoters and Researchers In Non-Conventional Energy) is a
volunteer-based group dedicated to creating a better world for everyone through the
use of renewable energy, trough the promotion of bio-gas, vermicomposting, microhydel power plants, pedal power, and other non-conventional energy sources. The
group was started by Prof. Ajay Chandak and believes that protecting and enhancing
the environment is possible only through using non-conventional energy sources.
Besides other relevant activities, PRINCE provides to entrepreneurs free training in
manufacturing solar devices, extended free consultation to all social organizations
for use of non-conventional energy and education to people on energy conservation.
Location: Maharashtra, India
Phone: 91 2562 271795
E-mail: chandak@princeindia.org
Website: www.princeindia.org

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ABOUT
INDIA GOES SOLAR
It all started at about 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar system and
the sun were formed from the gravitational collapse of a large molecular
cloud. On earth, throughout the ages, all great civilizations worshipped
the sun, considering it the most vital source of life and energy. In India,
the sun god Surya plays a central role in Hinduism.

But the sun can do even more for us in the


future!
The suns energy is intensely felt across India, due to the countrys proximity to the
equator. Every year, India receives nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine, which is equivalent
to 5,000 trillion kWh of energy. At the same time, energy prices in India are climbing,
and power supply, while growing, is not keeping pace with the steep rise in demand.
At the same time, the global climate is heating up at a worrysome rate and India is
one of the countries most vulnerable to the effects. Solar power is a great solution to

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The Indian government has understood this appeal and wants solar to grow by an
incredible 55% per year to 100 GW in 2022. This would make India the largest
solar market globally. A large share of this solar power is to come from rooftops and
distributed solutions. End users are encouraged to build their own solar solutions
through incentives, such as subsidies, and easy processes, such as net-metering.
Over the last years, solar power has fallen in cost by over 50% and become a very
competitive source of energy. Together with the almost limitless potential and the
high irradiation in India, this makes solar an attractive choice for the country as a
whole and for the smart energy consumer.
We are here to help you to find the best solar solution for your house, company or
farm. We have studied the solar market in India and have found that while solar makes
intuitive sense to many in India, the solar industry has done far too little to inform and
educate consumers about its potential and versatility. It has to start somewhere. It
has to start sometime. Our goal is to provide you with all you need to know about
solar solutions in India to be able to make an independent decision.
On our advice, we are on your the consumers side. We will show you another
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