Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries will start manufacturing at its 10GW photo voltaic cell and module manufacturing facility in Jamnagar, India by 2024.
The ability can be vertically built-in from “quartz-to-module” by manufacturing all phases of the provision chain in the identical plant, together with polysilicon, ingots and wafers in addition to cells and modules.
Annual capability would then be doubled to 20GW by 2026 with the know-how behind it based mostly on module producers REC Photo voltaic’s know-how, which the Indian conglomerate acquired final yr, as reported by PV Tech.
For the reason that acquisition of the Norway-headquartered firm, Reliance has elevated the manufacturing capability of the module producer in a number of international locations to succeed in 5GW throughout the subsequent two years.
Most lately, the producer had ramped up recruitment for its heterojunction (HJT) module facility in India, whereas it has been chosen by the European Union to obtain a grant to help the development of a 2GW HJT manufacturing plant in France.
Its module manufacturing in Singapore has additionally expanded its annual capability from 1.2GW to 1.8GW of HJT.
Different notable technological enhancements within the firm’s roadmap embody a goal to extend HJT module effectivity from 23% to 26% by 2026 and additional enhancing it to twenty-eight% with perovskite-tandem cell know-how.
“Reliance aspires to make India a world chief in new vitality manufacturing and a reputable various to China,” stated the chairman and managing director at Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani., Asia’s richest man, throughout the annual normal assembly.
The conglomerate may even progressively transition from gray hydrogen to inexperienced hydrogen by 2025. For that, it should set up 20GW of photo voltaic vitality era capability by 2025 to supply “round the clock” energy and intermittent vitality for inexperienced hydrogen.
Moreover, initially of the yr the Indian firm signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government of Gujarat to take a position US$80 billion to determine and allow no less than 100GW of renewables and organising inexperienced know-how manufacturing amenities within the state.