RIL plans to use 3 GW solar power to produce green hydrogen at electrolyser facility

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is planning to use around 3 GW of solar energy to generate 400,000 tonnes of hydrogen at its proposed electrolyser gigafactory.

The electrolyser factory is one of the four gigafactories announced by RIL earlier this year to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. These factories will be set up at a cost of Rs 750 billion in the next three to four years. The first will be a solar photovoltaic gigafactory to manufacture and supply solar cells, modules and is expected to have 100 GW capacity by 2030. Second gigafactory will be a grid battery facility to stabilise the local power grid and ensure uninterrupted power. Third will be a fuel-cell facility to accelerate electric mobility, and fourth will be an electrolyser facility for green hydrogen production.