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India’s Net Zero aspirations drive comprehensive solutions for the clean energy ecosystem at the largest ever edition of The smarter E India / Intersolar India 2024

Freiburg / Pforzheim / Munich / Mumbai – February 29th, 2024

  • 13,000+ high-quality trade visitors flock to the exhibition attracted by 200+ exhibiting brands displaying renewable energy solutions comprising solar, energy storage, green hydrogen, and electric mobility industry.
  • Technical conferences delved deeper into the aspects of upgradation and efficiency in Green Hydrogen, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Mobility; attended by 85+ influential speakers and 320+ paid delegates.
  • The largest ever edition of The smarter E India / Intersolar India – co-located with electric energy storage (ees) India and Power2Drive/EV Asia Expo – was held on 21-23 February 2024 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, India. The conferences were held at The Hotel Leela, Gandhinagar.

Registering double-digit growth in visitor count as well as net exhibition space over the previous edition, The smarter E India 2024 – organized by Messe Muenchen India, Solar Promotion International GmbH, and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) – concluded with happy faces, meaningful handshakes, and unprecedented business opportunities for all participants. Amidst the exciting announcement by the Honorable PM Shri Narendra Modi to launch one crore solar rooftops in the country and Gujarat’s continuing success as the solar manufacturing
hub of India, this exhibition and conferences brought together thought leaders, decision makers, and industry veterans to come up with technology solutions and partnerships for the clean energy transition.

In anticipation of the trade fair, Shri Bhupendra Patel, Honorable Chief Minister, Government of Gujarat, said, “The entire world is blessed with different sources of power from nature. Sunlight and water are the best examples of power generating sources across the world. Our Honorable Prime Miniter has envisaged that India will lead the world in renewable energy in the ensuing future. Thus, I am very pleased that the latest edition of The smarter E India trade fair in Gandhinagar brings together multiple exhibitions to take an in-depth look at the latest trends and innovations in this sector. I hope this platform will become a boon to all the stakeholders along with new entrepreneurs wishing to venture in such a progressive sector. I congratulate the organizers for their efforts.”

Chief Guest at the inauguration of The smarter E India 2024, Shri Arun Mahesh Babu M S, IAS, MD, Gujarat Power Corporation Limited, said, “Gujarat has over 60% of the solar manufacturing market capitalization in India, and I have seen good representation from all the local manufacturers as well as national and international players at this trade fair. Therefore, I am convinced that this platform will continue to contribute significantly towards India’s Net Zero targets. Gujarat has a lot to offer the solar manufacturing ecosystem in terms of progressive policies and strong infrastructure, thus offering many takeaways for all participants at The smarter E India in Gandhinagar.”

With more than 65% of the exhibitors from the manufacturing side of solar, energy storage, green hydrogen and electric mobility, this edition saw large participation from some of the most important players such as Reliance New Energy, Adani Solar, Waaree, Vikram Solar, Emmvee, SMA, Growatt, Grew, Rayzon, Solex, Goldi, Luminous, KP Group amongst many others. Additionally, the exhibition also witnessed representation by the SME manufacturing community from across the country. Visitors to this edition comprised installers and integrators, grid operators, manufacturers and suppliers, large-scale distributors, energy consultants, government officials and policymakers, architects and energy planners, investors, project developers, EPC contractors, urban planners, and more.

The four days of conferences at the Hotel Leela Gandhinagar witnessed 19+ sessions covering diverse topics like the National Hydrogen Roadmap, battery & inverter technologies, latest advancements in solar manufactuing, and EV charging infrasturcture, among many others. The leading voices at this forum comprised Indian and international experts in material science, energy & trade policy, project finance, and many more from both public and private sectors.

Speaking at one of the conferences on green hydrogen, Subramanian Chidambaran, Chief Strategy Officer, Cummins India, said, “I am impressed by the caliber of experts and delegates, and the insights expressed through diverse perspectives of technology, consumption, and academia. The exhibition complements the conference perfectly, as all the topics that we see on slides in the conference can be experienced at the exhibition. I am grateful to be part of this dynamic event.”

Awadhesh Jha, Executive Director, GLIDA (formerly Fortum Charge & Drive India), said, “This platform offers a two-pronged approach – a dynamic exhibition showcasing future-forward technologies, and insightful conferences on real-world applications and regulations. Events like this provide invaluable opportunities to explore the industry, understand latest technologies, and learn how to integrate them strategically into one’s business.”

Commenting on the positive response to The smarter E India 2024, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “We are delighted to close yet another successful edition in the solar manufacturing hub of Gujarat. This edition has proved once again that this exhibition and conferences bring together the best ideas and winning partnerships that contribute towards India’s Net Zero ambitions. With a renewable energy target of 500 GW by 2030, including a substantial share of solar energy generation, India needs to achieve scale and impact in manufacturing to reach one crore solar rooftops, in addition to securing energy sufficiency for all citizens. We are proud to continue participating in this mission by enabling meaningful handshakes; unlocking business opportunities at this edition. We look forward to more collaborations with all our customers and partners for the growth and prosperity of this industry.”