Welcome to 1st international conference on Powercon 2016 jointly organised by MSIT & IET. It will provide a platform to share and discuss latest research findings, new ideas, concepts, contributions and developments related to the areas of Solar Energy & Internet of Things (IOT) to the academic and research community as well as industrial practitioners. The conference will also try to encourage the engineers to contribute towards technology based solutions for effective and optimum utilization of energy and knowledge for leading a better life. All papers will undergo blind peer review process and the criteria for acceptance will be based on quality, originality, technical content and relevance.