SNEC 2017
Report on the 11th SNEC PV POWER EXPO

The 11th SNEC PV POWER EXPO Successfully Held

The largest PV tradeshow in the world -- SNEC 11th (2017) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition was successfully rounded off on April 21st, 2017.

SNEC2017, with the exhibiting space reaching 180,000 square meters, attracted over 1,800 exhibitors and over 220,000 visits from 95 countries and regions. It is especially worth mentioning about an increase of the number of visitors from many developing countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, South Africa, Saudi Arab ia, Pakistan and etc. It is out of doubt that with the largest numbers of exhibitors and visits, richness of exhibits that covers all sections of the PV industry chain, as well as the largest coverage in PV industry, SNEC has developed to be one of the most promising and influential PV tradeshows worldwide. SNEC2017 has also become the most popular grand gathering with the largest spot trading amount and the most releases of new products and new technology among the past ten editions.

The variety of exhibit categories of SNEC 2017 is unprecedented. The exhibits cover the whole PV industry chain, including PV production equipments, materials, PV cells, PV application products and panels, PV power systems, intelligent control, real-time monitoring, whole-course tracking, storage and efficiency optimizing. Almost all the famous PV players are exhibiting at this tradeshow. Furthermore, new workshop will gather industrial experts and elites to discuss the solutions to the cost and clean supply problems of traditional energy, the increase of efficiency of energy or renewable energy utilization, and the balanced energy mix incorporating different traditional energy and renewable energy. It will also cover the topics of smart design, construction, operation and management of solar PV plants as well as the technology and prospect of energy “Internet” on the framework of smart grid.

Many SNEC exhibitors have increased booth size to over 300sqm, some even over 500sqm, including: GCL, Innovpower, Huawei, Sungrow and SINENG.

The SNEC conference contains following noteworthy topics and programs: Conference Opening & Plenary, Solar Leaders Dialogue, Global PV Financial Summit, Scientific Conference, Industry Workshop on Global PV Market - Outlook and Development Strategies, Industry Workshop on Distributed PV Technologies, Industry Workshop on “Top Runner” High Efficiency Solar Cells, Auxiliary Materials and Technologies Related, Symposium on PV Poverty Alleviation and PV Agriculture Application Technologies, Symposium on the Application of Graphene in PV Industry and Energy Storage Technologies, Symposium on “Internet+” Smart Energy and Smart O&M Technologies of PV Plants, etc.

On this occasion of the 11th anniversary, SNEC deeply appreciates the great supports of those solar players and experts. We sincerely welcome the renowned PV enterprises, experts and elites to gather at SNEC2017 to look into the PV market of China, Asia as well as the world, and to take the lead on industrial innovation from the industry perspective and through a problem solving approach.


  • Approved by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce [Ref. No. (2016)-XZ17-124], SNEC 11th (2017) 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 Global Solar Council (GSC), 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 over 1,800 exhibitors, 180,000 sq. meter exhibition space and 222,839 visits this year. Photovoltaic companies from 95 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. 30% 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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