International Energy Saving Expo & Solar Energy Expo 2012
February 15-17, 2012
Every year in Korea, there is a golden opportunity to attend two important expositions at one go: The International Energy Saving Expo and International Solar Energy Expo.
The Energy Korea Team attended the expos on February 16, the second day of the three-day two-night event.
In accordance with the “energy conservation” slogan, the expo has a bike rental service available in front of the main entrance. It was very disappointing that the chilly weather made us give up the bike option to look about the broad sweep of KINTEX.
An entry form has to be filled out to gain admittance to the exhibition hall. You can register gratis on the spot, but if you fill out the form on the Internet in advance, your admission will be quick and easy.
Thanks to the trendy issue of energy conservation, supported by smart promotional activities, the expos succeeded in attracting a large number of leaders of global businesses that have expressed great interest in solar energy.
When you have completed the entry form, you are given a name tag that allows you free access to the exhibition area. Let’s take a look around SENEX 2012.
The expansive KINTEX exhibition hall easily accommodates a large number of visitors, enabling them to enjoy the event in a pleasant and leisurely atmosphere.
The first thing you see as you enter the hall is a promotional booth for Chungcheongbuk-do, which has recently put much spirit into the new renewable-energy industry. The Asia Solar Valley Chungbuk project was started in 2010 in an attempt to develop a photovoltaic industrial estate in Korea by 2013 at a cost of about 118.9 billion won.
Chuncheong-do has shown firm determination to make renewable energy widely available in Korea by promoting the establishment of the solar valley. The booth also became a focus of attention of foreign visitors, thanks to its strategic promotion of a variety of tourist attractions in Chungbuk.
This is the booth of Daesung Heat Pump, which recently made a debut in the renewable energy industry with its ground-water heat pump system.
On the left is Daesung’s solar water heater. The heater, which converts solar energy to thermal energy and stores in the attached tank, serves as a boiler for family use. On the right is a geothermal heat pump for air conditioning/heating and hot water.
Solar thermal systems were found in several booths. The above two photos show two types of solar water heaters made by different companies.
Here is another attractive product: a portable solar collector. Compared to immobile solar water heaters, it is more energy-efficient and less expensive. It is used to boil water.