SNEC 2015

Report on the 9th SNEC PV POWER EXPO

One Flaming Sun, Countless Bright Stars

The 9th SNEC PV POWER EXPO Successfully Held

The largest specialized PV exhibition in the world -- SNEC 9th (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition successfully closed on April 30, 2015.

This year’s Exhibition, with an area of 160,000 square meters, attracted 1538 exhibitors who brought various exhibits including PV production equipment, materials, PV cells, PV application products and modules and PV projects and systems, covering all sections of PV industry chain. Over 150,000 professionals and ordinary people visited the exhibition, appreciating the endless charm of the solar PV power generation together.

More than 1300 scientists and leaders in PV industry took part in SNEC Conference, including “Solar Leaders Dialogue”, “Scientific Conference”, ”Global PV Financial Summit”, ”Global PV Power and Energy Storage Summit”, and Industry Workshop on Advanced PV Technologies which covers several fields.

SNEC (2015) International Solar Energy and Green Building Conference & Exhibition was held concurrently for the first time. Well-known designers and experts from home and aboard who began to explore the application of green building years ago shared their experience about the integration of PV power generation into architectural design to create genuine green buildings at the Conference. After the Conference, the award ceremony of the 2015 Challenge Cup of Solar Building Design and Engineering was held.

Two pieces of news caused a sensation during SNEC this year: one is about the Solar Impulse 2. Mr. Gregory Blatt, the Director of the air crew of Solar Impulse 2, the first solar–powered plane in the history to fly around the world, arrived at SNEC from Nanjing. He introduced the legendary story about this plane, and also planned to make Solar Impulse 3 together with Chinese entrepreneurs. Another is about Renda Master of Zhengjue Temple in Shandong and his disciple Miaohai (Miaohai is Haiyan Sun’s Buddhist name. Haiyan Sun is former CEO of Oerlikon China). They specially came to SNEC2015, and pointed out that PV power generation and Buddhist compassion is arising from the same principle and Buddhism would make more contribution to the development of Chinese PV industry.

Next year, SNEC will hold its 10th edition of Exhibition and Conference. We cordially invite you to the increasingly maturing and internationally influential SNEC event on May 24th -26th, 2016. We look forward to meet you next year!


  • Approved by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce [Ref. No. (2014)-DZ15-225], SNEC 9th (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition [SNEC PV POWER EXPO] was initiated by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES), Chinese?Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Shanghai Science & Technology Development and Exchange Center (SSTDEC), Shanghai Federation of Economic Organizations (SFEO), Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA), and was jointly organized by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA), Asia Pacific Photovoltaic Industry Council (APPIC), New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP), China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Committee (CREIC), China Photovoltaic Society (CPVS), Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA), Korea Photovoltaic Industry Association (KOPIA),etc.
  • SNEC has seen totally 1,538 exhibitors, 160,000 sq. meter exhibition space and over 166,871 visits this year. Photovoltaic companies from 90 countries and ?regions such as Germany, UK, France, USA, Canada, Japan, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. gathered in Shanghai for this grand occasion. 35% of the exhibitors were from overseas. The exhibiting products covered the whole PV industry chain, including PV production equipment, materials, cells, applications & modules, PV projects and systems.


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