The SNEC PV Power Expo is arguably one of, if not the, largest solar exhibitions in the world. Located in the bustling metropolis of Shanghai, the expo covers almost 200,000 sqm spread across 17 halls. This year’s exhibition housed close to 2,000 exhibitors, 40% of which were from countries outside China. Alongside the exhibition, the conference portion of the expo took place , during which industry leaders, from China and around the world, presented their views and updates on the latest trends in PV technology, industry growth prospects, policy updates and the overall PV industry outlook. While attending the various conference sessions and wandering around the exhibition halls throughout the week, the following were some of my key takeaways.