Longi eyes green hydrogen market in India   


Longi, which has surpassed more than 7 GW of monocrystalline solar panel shipments to India, is looking to complete the green energy ecosystem in the nation with the introduction of its green hydrogen solutions.

The company is already in talks with developers in India to supply its electrolyzers. It will also provide training and commissioning supervision to EPC partners for hydrogen projects.

“Longi considers hydrogen as a new pillar of our business. We have invested a lot in the green hydrogen business. And India is a promising market. The nation has high decarbonization and non-fossil fuel-based electricity generation target. It will continue to offer opportunities for global and local players in the long run,” Lan Cheng, general manager-international, Longi Hydrogen, told pv magazine.

Longi continues to invest heavily in R&D and innovation and launched its alkaline water electrolyzer, which marks a significant milestone and a key step toward becoming a world-leading hydrogen technology company. Longi electrolyzers can provide a hydrogen output of 1,000 Nm3/h and it has already provided a 4,000Nm3/h hydrogen production system for the world’s largest green hydrogen project. The service life of the equipment exceeds 200,000 hours. The distributed I/O control system realizes automatic and unattended operation.

Longi will reach 1.5 GW of electrolyzer manufacturing capacity by the end of 2022 and the company is expected to expand to 5-10 GW by 2025 to meet the market demand.

On the solar module front, Longi plans to introduce a new product by the end of the year. “We believe any new product which is introduced to the market must sustain for a long period. So, we are working on a new product, which is going to beat almost all prevailing technologies in efficiency, degradation, and bifaciality factor,” said Pradeep Kumar, managing director of Longi Solar India.

Longi introduced Hi-MO 5 bifacial and mono-facial modules to the Indian market inn 2021, and  shipped 3.8 GW of modules last year, out of which 85% was bifacial. It has shipped 1.6 GW of modules from January to March in the current calendar year—the three months before the imposition of basic customs duty. More than 95% of these sales were bifacial


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