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.
“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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