INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
GRID POWER FROM RENEWABLES
6-7 December, 2012, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
International Congress on Renewable Energy i.e. ICORE is a flagship event of the Solar Energy Society of India (SESI). The genesis of ICORE lies in an immediate realization to make it a truly international affair.
The first of these events was held in Coimbatore in 2003 reinforcing a strong commitment to make it an annual feature. SESI takes due care to spread the message of ICORE by choosing a different venue every year. After holding this event in Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, again in New Delhi (2009), Chandigarh and Assam, this year the ICORE – 2012 is scheduled to be held at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat during 6-7 December, 2012.
ICORE-2012 will provide a platform to representatives of the Renewable Energy industry solar panels industry, academics, policy analysts, governments and diplomatic missions, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, and international organizations including bilateral and multilateral organizations to evaluate the current challenges, opportunities and solutions for a cleaner, greener and sustainable tomorrow for our future generations especially with regard to energy production.
Grid Power from Renewables
Indian economy has been growing at an impressive pace during the last few years. The most important ingredient in achieving high growth rates and sustaining them would be availability of adequate quantity and quality of power at affordable cost. Wider adoption of renewable technologies would address the energy security of the country and also promote low carbon economy.
Over 24,500 MW grid connected power capacity through wind, solar, biomass and small hydro had been installed in the country which constitutes 12.2% of the total installed capacity in India as on 30.04.2012.
Solar energy utilization in India has been growing steadily during the last couple of years especially after National Solar Mission was initiated. Solar energy is being used through thermal as well as photovoltaic roofs. Still many important issues have to be addressed. Some of these are : reassessment of all RE Sources, providing soft loans to RE projects, creating state-level clean energy funds, giving the status of priority sector lending to RE, formulations of grid standards, etc.
The country has almost 1000 MW of grid connected solar power all of which is through solar photovoltaic and lot of issues relating to grid connected solar PV plants need to be discussed and solutions found.