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India aims at increasing installed solar capacity to 100GW by 2022

  The Indian solar market is experiencing strong growth, bringing it ever closer to the Indian government’s goal of increasing the installed solar capacity to 100GW by 2022. Against the backdrop of this progress, Intersolar India took place in Mumbai from October 19 to 21st. Over 230 exhibitors presented their products, services and solutions for the solar industry. The exhibition was accompanied by the Intersolar India Conference, where the Indian solar market and private roof-mounted installations were the center of attention.
Big steps towards the 2022 targetThe Indian solar market is growing at a breathtaking pace. According to the India Solar Map 2016, published in September this year by the consultancy firm Bridge to India, India’s installed solar capacity grew by 80 per cent to 8.1 GW from mid-2015 to mid-2016. 75 per cent of the deployment took place in four states in the south. When all the projects currently under construction are added to the current installations, the result is a total photovoltaic capacity of 23 GW. And this is only the beginning – as the Indian government plans to reach the 100 GW milestones by 2022. Expert’s viewsIn parallel with the exhibition the Intersolar India Conference took place from October 19–20th. It saw the presence of distinguished speakers, including Dr. Robert Habeck, the Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas for Schleswig-Holstein and Dr. Amarpal Singh, Chief Executive – Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and many others.
The session titled Residential Rooftop Systems – System Design and Field Experience in India offered visitors the opportunity to find out more about private roof-mounted installations. Experts, market analysts, architects and decision makers shared their experiences with regulations, client expectations and technical problems. 

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