Solar power is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. If we rank solar energy powerhouses in the world, China seems to be leading the way.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), China produces more than 60% of solar panels of the total panels made in the world. Also, 7 out of the 11 seven solar panel manufacturers are based in China.
China boasts of more solar energy capacity (130 gigawatts) than any other country in the world.
Besides being a leader in the production and consumption of solar power, China also initiates to share knowledge and best practices through global events like solar energy conferences. In 2019, there are as many as 16 energy conferences that are being held in China.
In this post, we have listed the top 10 solar energy conferences in China. Most of these conferences are held either semi-annually and annually. Here is the list:
International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy
Interest in renewable energy has significantly increased in recent years. Especially, an increasing number of residential and commercial customers are keen to learn about solar energy.
The International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE) is held in China keeping an objective of spreading words regarding the solar industry. It is an annual conference, and in 2019, the event will take place in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province between Sept. 21 and 23.
The purpose of organizing ICPRE is to collaborate and assemble scientists, researchers, engineers, and academics in the domain of power and renewable energy from across the world. During the conference, the delegates share their theories, ideas, technological aspects of renewable energy, including solar energy.
Earlier ICPE successfully organized this conference from 2016 to 2018 in Shanghai, China, Chengdu, China, and Berlin, Germany. In 2019, the conference is back again in Chengdu, in the southwestern province of China.
ICPRE 2019 is expected to be even more successful than its earlier versions by providing a better platform for all the delegates through insightful discussions and by sharing ideas of their research. Due to quality submissions and presentations, ICPRE has already become one of the leading conferences in the area of renewable energy.
The conference will feature keynote speeches, peer-reviews of academic papers, and academic visits. The delegates will have excellent opportunities to exchange new ideas and their experiences of practical application in renewable energy. Also, participants can establish a business network or research relations for future collaboration.
World Solar Congress, Shanghai
World Solar Congress is said to be the world’s one of the major and most participated annual meeting. The conference provides a business platform for discussing topics such as business, government policies, financial, research, and the solar manufacturing industry.
In 2019, this conference is going to be held in Shanghai from Oct.31 to Nov. 1.
The conference invites researchers, investors, senior government officials, research institutes, and industry leaders from different parts of the world.
World Solar Congress focuses on niche technologies that offer energy solutions along with strategic engagement of internal and external target audiences. Such an initiative ensures that businesses perform even better and take themselves to the next level.
The major topics during the conference will be:
- Solar Energy Markets and Policies
- Energy Storage for Heat and Electricity
- Solar Heating and Cooling Technologies
- Solar Electricity
- Solar Architecture and Building Integration
- Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
- Energy Systems
- Off-Grid Energy Access.
Some of the speakers at this conference would be:
- Dr. Fangdan Jiang, Senior Director Cell R&D, Canadian Solar
- Mr. Morgan Kuo, Executive Advisor, Wisolpro Consulting Ltd.
- Mr. Jigish Trivedi, First Solar, SVP Technology·
- Dr. Xinyu Zhang, R&D Director for Solar Cell, Jinko Solar
- Ms. Yali Jiang, Analyst Solar Supply Chain, Bloombergnef
- Dr. Rui Sheng, CTO, Microquanta Semiconductor Co Ltd.
AsiaSolar Photovoltaic Innovation & Cooperation Exhibition and Forum
AsiaSolar Photovoltaic Innovation & Cooperation Exhibition and Forum is an annual exhibition and conference that attracts a large number of PV equipment manufacturing companies and industry entrepreneurs. Besides, manufacturing enterprise, test certification, EPC, investment firms, banks, and insurance companies also take part in the event.
The upcoming date of this conference and exhibition is from Sept. 18-20, 2019 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, Shanghai, China.
This event mainly focuses on the theme of “innovation and cooperation” and exhibits ecological photovoltaic power stations and intelligent/advanced manufacturing process, smart tracking system, micro-grid, and photovoltaic and energy storage systems.
During the conference, there will be discussions on a wide range of topics as below:
- Improvement of solar thermal power generation technology for bringing down the production cost
- New policy about the power price of solar thermal power
- Innovative technologies and equipment in the field of solar thermal power generation all over the world
- The political support regarding the production of solar thermal power.
This particular conference and exhibition have been consistently serving the solar industry by collaborating with industry experts and enterprises for innovative ways of producing and consuming solar energy.
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Photonics For Energy
Photonics for Energy is a conference, which covers basic concepts on renewable energy, applied research of materials and devices for energy harvesting, and storage. This annual conference is scheduled to take place in Wuhan, China, between Nov. 11 and 14, 2019.
The focus area of the conference is to get insights into the significance of optics and photonics in generating and conserving advanced energy, including optical systems issues.
This conference brings together industry experts from the energy industry to address major obstacles in research and development. The event also explores opportunities to accelerate the impact of optics and photonics on energy technologies.
Other critical topics for discussion would be:
- Solar fuel
- Organic solar cells
- Perovskite solar cells
- Lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors
- Organic light-emitting diodes
- Computation, theory, and design of energy materials
- Polymer substrate and transparent electrodes.
Solar Fuels, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Solar Fuels is a three-day conference that focuses on exploring progress in research related to the production of solar fuels through a series of discussions by leading international scientists. The next meeting will be held in Wuhan, China between Oct. 12 and 14, 2019.
The world is largely dependent on fossil fuel, and so there is a need for exploring renewable energy sources and flexible energy storage.
Many experts suggest the solution of producing solar energy through a range of innovative ways. Conferences like this provide a platform for experts for brainstorming and finding cost-effective methods.
One of the focus points of this conference to establish a stronger connection between fundamental science and application. Particularly, the emphasis is on the future of solar fuel, and the challenges and the development of technologies around it.
By initiating an open forum, the conference encourages the researchers to share their knowledge on various methods to produce renewable solar fuel.
International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (IPSEC)
The International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (IPSEC), is another international solar energy conference, which is organized by Shaanxi Normal University. This year’s conference will take place between Nov. 4 and 8, 2019 in Xi’an, China.
IPSEC is an influential conference in the field of PV, which brings together researchers, industry experts, scientists, academia, and public institutions for lively discussions on PV science and technology. The event provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to connect and find ways of making progress about creating new solar energy systems for society.
During the conference policymakers and commentators get an opportunity to share best practices and solutions of the global solar industry. Also, PV enterprises make presentations about their latest achievements. Besides verbal presentations, there are poster presentations and special activities of displaying notable PV research.
Chinese Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition
China Renewable Energy Council organizes the Chinese Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition. The next event will happen from Nov.7-9, 2019, in Wuxi, China. This event is the first integrative professional conference in Jiangsu province.
In this context, it is worth mentioning that Wuxi is the industrial base of National New Energy and the largest PV production and export base in China. The city’s solar energy base is equipped with advanced technology and has an independent innovation environment. Nearly all the large renewable energy companies have their presence in Wuxi and its surrounding areas.
The conference focuses on solar and other renewable energy sources, new energy vehicles, and other related areas. The event also promotes renewable energy production and application in China, and international exchange/cooperation.
Through brainstorming sessions, this conference provides an opportunity for the participants to learn about the range of solar products and technology within the realm of the PV industry.
The topics of discussion during the conference would be:
- Trends in the Global Emerging Renewable Energy Industry
- Advanced PV Technology and PV Components Standards
- The Solution of Renewable Energy’s Application
- Energy Storage Technology and Market
- China’s renewable energy policy
- How to Jointly Develop China Market with international partners
- Development and Maintenance Service in PV Power Plants
- How to Get Distributed Generation Resource
- Financing Modes and Business Innovation for the Renewable Energy Industry
- Development Trends of New energy vehicles and charging piles.
Also, leading companies will exhibit their range of products and technologies such as photovoltaic power generation systems, photocells, batteries, silicon processing, and more.
The AsiaSolar Photovoltaic Innovation Cooperation Forum & Exhibition
AsiaSolar PV Innovative Technology Exhibition & Cooperation Forum is another well-known PV conference in the world. The upcoming conference will take place on Oct.12, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Thousands of industry experts, researchers, senior government officials, senior corporate executives, and solar enterprises participate in this conference and exhibition from all over the world. They discuss on PV installation, PV system design, energy value, PV and storage, and other relevant areas.
The event focuses on innovation and cooperation as the theme where the delegates also talk about establishing healthy photovoltaic power plants and the ways how photovoltaic enterprises reach out to end customers.
Major topics for discussion:
- Innovative PV technology, product and manufacturing equipment
- Design construction and management of PV power station
- Smart grid, micro-grid, and other technologies related to energy
- PV-related products such as energy storage, inverter, backplane, glass, support, tracker, and tester
- Investment and financing options for installing PV power stations.
Besides the conference, this event also includes an exhibition where a large number of PV equipment manufacturing enterprises, EPC, operations and maintenance companies, banks, and insurance companies participate.
International Conference on Solar Photovoltaic Technology (CSPT), Sanya, China
International Conference on Solar Photovoltaic Technology (CSPT) touch base with several key issues in the solar industry including PV systems, high-efficiency PV cells, PV technology, solar cell materials, and others. The 2019 version of this event will be held from Dec.6-8, 2019 in Sanya, China.
The conference is committed to creating a platform for solar industry professionals, researchers, and various company representatives to present the latest research results. They also share best practices and advanced research methods.
Some of the conference topics are:
- High-efficiency PV cells
- Photovoltaic technology
- Photovoltaic systems
- Photovoltaic concentrators
- Photovoltaics and electricity
- Renewable energy cost
- Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
- Monocrystalline silicon Solar Cells
- Polycrystalline silicon Solar Cells
- Perovskite solar cell
- Silicon thin-film cells
- Solar Cell Device
Besides attending the conference, delegates will have an opportunity to take a tour of the beautiful city Sanya, which is known as the “Sunshine City” and “the oriental Hawaii” due to its mesmerizing tropical views.
International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference
International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference provides participants with an opportunity to explore the PV manufacturing facilities, PV cells, materials, PV project and system, and PV application products/modules.
The conference schedule various discussions on a wide range of topics, including the market trends in the PV industry, advanced industry technologies, policy directions of different countries, collaboration and development strategies, and PV finance/investment.
Conference and Exhibition scope:
- Production Equipment
- PV Solar Cells/ Panels
- Components such as solar batteries, controllers, chargers, converters, inverters, data logger, mounting Systems, trackers, and others
- Solar Materials including silicon materials, films, wafers, glass, etc.
- Solar Products
- PV projects and system integrators.
This conference is an excellent opportunity for people in the solar industry to connect, share ideas, learn about new technologies, and establish a network with researchers, industrial experts, and entrepreneurs.
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Solar industry conferences pave the way for executives, entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers to expand their professional horizons. Taking part in such conferences is useful as the attendees share precious ideas, information, and experience.
Nearly all the conferences feature keynote speakers, who are veteran solar industry experts. They deliver inspiring speeches on a range of topics. Participants have a great learning experience by connective and discussing with other experts in the solar industry, who may turn out to be long-time friends or business partners.
Conferences like these have uplifted the career of many energy professionals. So, check out the dates of the listed conferences, and make sure to attend at least some of them. It will yield fruitful results in the long run.
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Since the early days, Sumit has been deeply concerning for the climate crisis and always felt hurt seeing how the human intervention is disrupting the ecological balance. He 100% believes that solar energy is the missing puzzle to our energy transition, and we have to go all out to implement this energy solution all over the world.