Renewable energies are booming on the emerging markets: While China overtakes Germany as the global solar powerhouse, India boosts biomass and wind energy. Now the World Renewable Energy Technology Congress at New Delhi brought innovators, companies and decision makers from revolutionary industries and emerging economies together...
The significance of renewable energy is it is green and sustainable, hence its demand is increasing day by day. However, challenges related to it are also at the rise along with the growing demand. To address various issues such as innovations, investment opportunities and project financing, the World Renewable Energy Technology Congress (April 25th - 27th, New Delhi/India) was organised by WRETC. The event, in its third edition, attracted quite a good number of members from various sectors of renewable energy. His Excellency Jaime Nualart, Ambassador, Embassy of Mexico in India delivered the inaugural address and highlighted the importance of promoting renewable energy, green energy for sustainability.
Excellence in Energy and Environmental Technology
During the inaugural ceremony, Energy and Environment Foundation awarded the “Energy and Environment Excellence Award-2012” in the renewable energy sector. The Excellence Award was given to – Deepak Gupta, Former Secretary to the Government of India (MNRE); Dr. Patrick Hofer-Noser, Chief Technology Officer and Dy. CEO Meyer Burger Technology and President, Cleantech, Switzerland; Sunita Kumar, Country Manager, AREVA Solar; Sunil Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Green Infra; Satish Sharma, President & CEO-Hydro, Jindal Power and Simon Hobbs, Director, Honeywell India Technology Centre, UOP India for their contribution in the sector.
Exhibitors From Traditional and Emerging Markets Display Sustainable Technologies
Among the major exhibitors at the expo were – Indian Oil, OIL, Jindal Power, Centrotherm, Petronet, SunPower, Meyer Burger Technology, AREVA, European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC). On the other hand, the conference segment of the event deliberated various issues related to photovoltaic, centralised solar thermal power, decentralised solar thermal, off-grid solar and rural electrification, emerging market in rooftop, applied materials and energy storage, wind energy, small hydro, bio-energy and creation of renewable green energy for sustainability. Delegates from various countries like Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA participated in the congress.
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