The 3rd International Expo and Summit, Renewtech India 2011 took place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai during the period 17-19 February 2011. The Expo had about 30 Exhibitors representing different stakeholders in the industry. There were players from the Solar PV component manufacturers( Yingli, Websol), Solar Thermal component manufacturers(Soltigua), Solar System Integrators(Belectric, Enfinity), Wind Turbine manufacturers(ReGen Powertech), Biomass based power generation equipment suppliers(Clarke Energy India), off-grid application providers(Jain Irrigation Pumps), Government agencies and associations(Maharashtra Energy Development Agency, Cogeneration Association of India) and media(Winmark Media, Energetic India), to name a few.
Some of the International Exhibitors included the following
- Soltugua – Italy
- Enso Industrial Solutions- Finland
- Enfinity India – A subsidiary of the Belgium based Enfinity Solar
- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company – China
- Energetic India- Spain
- BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India Pvt Limited – Indian subsidiary of BELECTRIC Germany
EAI was a media partner for the event.
Even though there are a lot of conferences that are/were scheduled around the same time, unlike most of them which focused on one aspect of renewable energy (eg. Solar), the Renewtech India 2011 was different because it covered all aspects of renewable energy – from Solar to Geothermal. The theme of the conference was
“Cutting Edge Technologies for Speedy Development of Renewable Energy in India”
The first day one had two major sessions – the first was the inaugural session and the second one focused on “Financing of Renewable energy Projects”. Some of the notable speakers during the inaugural session were H.E. Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman, Consul General of Germany, Mumbai and the Minister of State for Non-Conventional Energy of Maharashtra, Mr. D.P.Sawant.
The second session on financing of projects had speakers from different financial institutions and they spoke on the various aspects of renewable energy financing. The speakers included Mr. Sanjay Mandavkar, ED-Infrastructure Banking Group, YES Bank , Mr. Oskar Von Maltzan from KfW Bankengruppe, Mr. Noam Ben-Ozer of Focal Advisory and Mr. Satish Kashyap of General Carbon.
The day ended with a Gala Networking Dinner.