India has abundant solar resources, as it receives about 3000 hours of sunshine every year, equivalent to over 5,000 trillion kWh. Realizing the potential of solar energy, the Indian Government has launched the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which promises to catapult India into becoming the largest market for solar energy in the world. In fact, India's solar energy sector has the potential to be the biggest energy opportunity of the 21st century.
Supported by the World Institute of Sustainable Energy and EAI, the India Solar Energy Summit took place on 17-18 February 2011 in New Delhi. With over 100 attendees the event brought together senior officials, PV manufacturers and solutions providers to provide a unique insight into evolving governmental policies, breakthrough technologies and investment strategies for this evolving sector.