At the 44th Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries, the company’s general manager Mukesh Ambani announced its grand vision for the new energy business. Reliance plans to invest more than 60,000 crore in the next three years to provide a fully integrated end-to-end renewable energy ecosystem, including a factory for manufacturing fuel cell technology.
- Reliance will invest 60,000 crore in the next three years to develop a renewable energy ecosystem
- The development of Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex in Jamnagar is underway
Trust the establishment of four gigabit factories
The company plans to build four gigabit factories to manufacture and fully integrate all key components of the new energy ecosystem.
A fuel cell plant that converts hydrogen into power and stationary power
Integrated solar photovoltaic module factory producing solar energy
Advanced energy storage battery factory to store intermittent energy
Electrolyzer factory for producing green hydrogen
“We have already started to develop the 5,000-acre Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex in Jamnagar. It will be one of the world’s largest integrated renewable energy manufacturing facilities of this kind,” Ambani said.
Fuel cell gigabit plant
When talking about the fuel cell gigabit plant, Ambani said: “Fuel cells use oxygen and hydrogen in the air to generate electricity. The only emission from this process is pollution-free water vapor. In the new era, fuel cells will gradually replace internal combustion engines. Fuel cell engines can power cars, trucks, and buses. They can also be used for stationary applications that power data centers, telecommunications towers, emergency generators, microgrids, and industrial equipment.
Fuel cell technology is still in its infancy in India, and the country currently lacks sufficient infrastructure to support the use of fuel cell electric vehicles.No. 1 in the country Self-developed FCEV A successful experiment was conducted at the end of last year, and Indian Petroleum It recently stated that it is seeking to cooperate with automakers on FCEV projects to make hydrogen more commercially viable.
Solar photovoltaic gigabit factory
The solar photovoltaic gigabit plant will start with raw silicon dioxide and convert it into polysilicon. They are then converted into ingots and wafers, used to manufacture high-efficiency solar cells, and finally assembled into solar modules. Reliance’s goal is to achieve the lowest cost in the world. “I envision that in the future our country will transform from a large importer of fossil energy to a large exporter of clean solar solutions,” Ambani said.
Advanced energy storage and electrolyzer gigabit factory
For advanced energy storage gigabit plants, Reliance is exploring new advanced electrochemical technologies that can be used in such large-scale grid batteries to store the energy produced. “We will work with global leaders in the field of battery technology to achieve the highest reliability of all-weather power supply through the combination of power generation, storage and grid connection.
In addition to electricity, green hydrogen will become a unique energy carrier that can achieve deep decarbonization in many sectors such as transportation, industry, and electricity. One of the most common ways to produce green hydrogen is to electrolyze pure water through an electrolyzer,” Ambani said.
The electrolyzer gigabit plant will produce modular electrolyzers for the production of green hydrogen for domestic use and global sales.
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