Visit of Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhagwanth Khuba at the smarter E Europe 2022

On the occasion of the visit of Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhagwanth Khuba​, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)​, the Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office organised a dialogue event on "Latest Developments in India’s Solar Energy and Battery Storage Market”. The event took place on 12 May 2022 at Intersolar Europe within the smarter E Europe 2022. Welcome remarks were given by Ms. Stefanie Schmid-Lübbert, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Government of Germany, Smt. Suman Sharma, Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Shri Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhagwanth Khuba​​, MNRE. Mr. Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director of Bridge to India, gave an insightful presentation on the ongoing energy transition in India and challenges along the way. Key future trends were also a part of the discussion, such as current trends in the green hydrogen economy. The event was attended by more than 60 people.

The smarter E Europe 2022 took place from the 10 - 13 May 2022 in Munich. More than 65,000 visitors from 149 countries visited a total of four trade fairs - Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power Europe. More than 1300 exhibitors from 46 countries presented their projects, products, and solutions in the fields of solar energy, energy storage, digital grids and electromobility. Next year's fairs will take place from 14 - 16 June 2023. 

CEO Roundtable with Minister Shri Bhagwanth Khuba and Smt. Suman Sharma (SECI)

On 12 May 2022, representatives of German companies and associations spoke with Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhagwanth Khuba​, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Smt. Suman Sharma, Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI),​ about investment opportunities in India, among other things. The focus was on the latest developments in the Indian and German solar markets and what opportunities there are for cooperation. The company representatives also took the opportunity to present their activities in India.

Minister Shri Bhagwanth Khuba visits Agriphotovoltaic projects in Germany 

On Friday, 13 May 2022, Hon’ble Minister Shri Khuba, MNRE visited two Agriphotovoltaic projects in Germany. The dual-use of agricultural land for food production and electricity generation offers high land efficiency, generates additional income for farmers and contributes to climate protection with renewable energy. The first project “DoppelErnte” is in Althegnenberg. The solar modules are installed on an area of around 2.2 hectares of farmland and are spaced 14 metres apart. In contrast to the usual east-west alignment, the PV modules are aligned to the south on a tracking system and are mounted at a height of 2.5 metres on a rotatable shaft with a total height of 4.4 meters. They follow the path of the sun using solar tracking and thus achieve above-average electricity yields. The Agriphotovoltaic plant in Althegnenberg is connected to the grid since April 2020. The second site visit was an Agriphotovoltaic pilot at Krinner in Straßkirchen. Here, the delegation was shown how to install screw foundations, which eliminate the need to excavate and place concrete.

Hon'ble Minister Bhagwanth Khub, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, at the smarter E Europe 2022

Hon'ble Minister Bhagwanth Khuba, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the IGEF-SO team

Dialogue Event on "Latest Developments in India’s Solar Energy and Battery Storage Market”

CEO Roundtable on 12 May 2022 with Minister Bhagwanth Khuba

CEO Roundtable on 12 May 2022 with Minister Bhagwanth Khuba

AgriPV facility at Krinner Solar, near Munich, Germany

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