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12th Edition of Renewable Energy India Expo Reiterates Renewed Focus on Clean Energy Sector

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Keen Global and Local Participation, Foreign Investments & Technology Breakthroughs Marked the Show

successfully concluded the 12th edition of Renewable (REI) Expo, the three day (18th - 20th September, 2018) show at the Expo Center, Greater Noida. This year, the show focused on approaching renewables in a more holistic manner, with due consideration to wind, hydropower and biomass along with The expo witnessed over 750+ exhibitors participation from 45 countries, with over 1,000 delegates and 225 speakers at the 37 conference sessions.

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The event was well supported by India - Clean & Climate Days and Business Beyond Borders (BBB), (NSDC), (SCGJ), European Business Technology Center (EBTC), Euro Chambers, Energy Finance, Bridge to India, (WBCSD), Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF), Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), (APVIA), TFE Consulting GmbH, PV magazine and and (IBA and GBA), among others, joining in the rich conference domain themed 'Accelerating Momentum...From Ambition to Action'.

The event witnessed new product showcases including charging stations, frameless glass to glass panels, inverters, solar kit solutions, bi-facial modules and testing lab facilities. There was an increased presence of floating solar equipment makers, demonstrating the growing demand for such projects in the country. (B2B) meetings were facilitated in two separate zones to enable focused and well-directed match-making. Various subjects ranging from viability of manufacturing, large-scale project development challenges caused by land and transmission bottlenecks, challenges caused by DISCOM's, low bids, payment issues, net-metering, and financing were discussed.

REI 2018 also showcased bolstering Start-ups and SMEs with the launch of Sunrisers Pavilion, Session on Advantage Telangana, crucial industry dialogues in the form of Roundtable, Financial Leadership Forum, Quality & Future Round Table, 5th Indo-German Energy Symposium, EU - India Clean Energy & Climate Days and International Matchmaking, and the 4th edition of India Awards to recognize the Innovation & Excellence in the field of

Commenting on the successful conclusion of the show, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India, said, "Over the years, REI has duly acquired a unique dynamism and influence as a comprehensive global platform for the RE domain addressing these challenges and aiding India's green mission. This year was remarkable, with intense global participation in the form of renowned forums such as Business Beyond Borders, European Business Technology Center (EBTC), European Commission, (WBCSD), Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF), European Union, and more. REI also witnessed a pre-bidding meet by the Govt. of for its project RESCO and a session - Advantage Telangana by the Govt. Of Telangana which made it one of the must-attend event for in India and across the globe."

Industry Speaks and New Launches at REI 2018:

Nitin Sharma, said, "This past year has been fairly tumultuous and at the same time exciting for the industry. We are particularly excited by the progress we have made in expanding our portfolio and strengthening our partnerships. We commissioned India's first MW scale Energy Storage Project - Integrating Grid, Solar and Diesel generator to provide quality and stable power to load and partnered with Dynapower, USA for Energy Storage Power Conversion System for We were nominated as Knowledge to (ISA) for Energy Storage System. We also launched an integrated Small Scale Energy Storage System - upto 15 KW, Launched Solar and Energy Storage Kits upto 20 KW installation & eBOS for and engineered solutions like Optimizer, and other interesting products for customers. Through REI, we connected and demonstrated exciting solution ranges to leap into brighter and sunnier future."

Saurabh Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, said, "REI, as in the past, proved to be a tremendous platform for the RE sector to come together and and product launches. Our brand, SolarMaxx, once again received an overwhelming response from the industry. Our high efficiency modules, especially the half-cut cell modules were particularly appreciated. We look forward to many more such events by UBM. "

Mr. Rishi Seth, Joint Managing Director, said , "REI Expo layers an outstanding platform to showcase our latest BOS (Balance of System) product range and offerings in renewable energy, along with the hands on experience of our latest technology. REI Expo is also a meeting place for some of the major suppliers, consultants and industry experts, even what also amazes us is that the relevant people from different states and are present to witness the showcased products."

He further added, "We are showcasing two new products at the expo namely and Solar Inverter equipped with latest technology and modern designs. Our is an which is specially designed for remote and rural areas. It is a highly that requires negligible maintenance and perfect for outdoor activities. The second product which we are displaying at the Expo, Solar Inverter is a transformer less Inverter with 97% Efficiency. It comes with remote monitoring features enabling the user to operate the device wherever they are located and also ensure the greater security & better performance. This exceptional product has a in order to optimize sun light utilization at all times and is embedded with IP 65 which makes it suitable for outdoor application. Being a battery less inverter, it is quite cost effective as compared to OFF Grid invertors."

Mr. Vinay Shetty, Managing Director, Energy Private Limited said, "In line with its global policy to offer highest quality premium modules to its customers world wide with a sole objective to make more and more affordable and continuously drive down the LCOE, Canadiansolar has launched their most premium highest efficiency module - HiKu series 405Wp Poly PERC Module, HiDM series modules - 410Wp Mono PERC Module and 365Wp BiKu series Poly PERC Bifacial Modules in REI Expo 2018."

To demonstrate their commitment to Indian customers, they are the first company to announce BIS Certification in India for their and factory made modules. As per BTI, Canadiansolar Ranks No.1 in India for the period of October 2017 to September 2018. As per Canadiansolar, Poly PERC is more compared to Mono PERC, in terms of lower cost, systems cost, and lower LCOE.

"With the increasing deployment of in India, the quality of each and every component matters to help ensure investment stability for all stakeholders to continue investing in this form of energy for long term. Our vast experience in the global solar industry enables us to bring market leading PV materials that provide high efficiency, high to our customers," said Rajaram Pai, - South & ASEAN, "Winning the REI Award 2018 for International Excellence is of great significance to us as we continue to work together with industry partners to help build a robust for India's sustainable clean energy future," Pai added.

Mr. Jamie Yang, Director, Can said, "At REI 2018, we displayed the Solar Storage system - 'Bank for Home' - 2kW / 2.5kWh and a Solar combiner box that doesn't require wiring. REI Expo's new International Matchmaking feature helped us set up meetings prior to the show. Also, the visitors that showed up, says a lot about the blooming Renewable market in India."

RenewSys, the first integrated manufacturer of Solar PV Modules and its key components launched India's first and only such initiative, the RenewSys Module Wellness Programme that will allow customers to test their PV module health at the at Zero cost.

About UBM Asia:

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About India (REI)Expo:

REI is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with to become a leading B2B group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 12:15 IST