Solar is RENERGY 2013 buzzword - The New Indian Express

Solar is RENERGY 2013 buzzword

Published: 19th April 2013 08:07 AM

Last Updated: 19th April 2013 08:08 AM

Solar energy will be the buzzword during RENERGY 2013 in a bid to attain Chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s vision of developing Tamil Nadu as a world leader in solar energy.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Narasimhan Santhanam, marketing coordinator for RENERGY 2013, said the three-day event, which is hosted by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency, will begin on May 9 at the Chennai Trade Centre and is expected to have 250 exhibitors, 1,000 renewable energy companies, 2,000 delegates and 20,000 visitors.

Unlike in the past, the focus will be more on solar energy, he said. Interestingly, this also comes in the wake of the state government launching one of the most ambitious solar policies in the country, with a vision of 3,000 MW of solar power by 2015. The event is likely to have the largest participation of top government officials from many states including officials from the Ministry of new and renewable energy. Many of the states have come out with a policy on solar energy.

During the event, the state government’s solar powered green house scheme will also be on display, said Narasimhan.

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