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News Brief | September 2011

Over 12,000 trade visitors at 5th Renewable Expo

The 5th edition of the Renewable Energy India Expo, which was organised by the Exhibitions India Group and had 527 exhibitors from 33 countries, despite the intermittent rain had over 12,000 trade visitors.

Addressing the delegates during the inauguration, Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, said, "For the first time ever, we have exceeded capacity additions of over 3,000 MW a year for renewable energy (RE). In India, the current installed capacity from renewable sources constitutes 11.5 per cent of the total power generation, a sizeable increase from the 3 per cent recorded in 2003. Wind will continue to be the main driver of RE in India. We are targeting 4,000 MW of capacity additions a year from the current benchmark of 2,000 MW a year."

Commenting on the pace of solar, Sandip Ghosh, Director, Renewable Business-Schneider Electric, said, "The Indian solar market is growing at a pace which is much higher than many developed nations."
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