Electrolysers constitute ~36% of green hydrogen’s levelised cost. SECI, under SIGHT Component-I, invited tenders for 1.5 GW of electrolyser manufacturing capacities, with an outlay of INR 4,440 crore. SIGHT-I aims to promote indigenous electrolyser manufacturing and reduce the levelised cost of hydrogen production. The deadline was extended to December 12 to allow broader market participation. Adani New Industries, Green H2, and Larsen & Toubro Electrolysers have already submitted bids, indicating significant industry engagement.
The principle behind electrolysis remains the same across technologies. However, technologies differ based on various physical, chemical, and electrochemical aspects. It will be interesting to see which electrolyser technology will emerge as the winner.
Will complimentary state-level incentives drive the creation of electrolyser manufacturing hubs in India?