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GH2 Solar granted a project for a green hydrogen microgrid in Leh

Green Hydrogen in India: GH2 Solar received a letter of award to construct the first green hydrogen-based microgrid in Leh.

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GH2 Solar, a subsidiary of Uneecops Technologies Limited, received a letter of award to construct the first green hydrogen-based microgrid in Leh. The project's location will be 3,200 meters above sea level. Uneecops Technologies Ltd is a green hydrogen and solar developer company based in Delhi. The engineering, procurement, and construction contract for installing a green hydrogen-based fuel cell microgrid 25kWe at Power Station, Alchi, Leh, GH2 Solar. The fuel cell will produce 200 units of electricity and 14 Kg of hydrogen per day.

The research aims to demonstrate environmentally friendly hydrogen-based fuel cells. Then these cells can be a dependable power source for isolated and off-grid sites. The hydropower project at Power Station, Alchi, Leh, is chosen as a location for this pilot project.

To lessen the effects of climate change, Uneecops Technologies is dedicated to encouraging the usage of sustainable energy options. The environmentally friendly hydrogen-based fuel cell technology is leading towards sustainability. The project will complete by the end of 2023 and will give the large hydropower at Power Station, Alchi, Leh, a dependable electricity supply for many years. Uneecops Technologies is dedicated to inventing cutting-edge solutions to build a better and more sustainable world. The company is pleased to be at the forefront of the sustainable energy revolution.

Alchi Hydroelectric Power Plant on River Indus in Ladakh
Alchi Hydroelectric Power Plant on River Indus in Ladakh | Photo: Mehrajmir13/Wikimedia Commons

About Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen is produced using exclusively renewable energies, making it a clean, sustainable fuel with a zero pollution index that may be crucial both as an energy vector and as a raw material. Its significant contribution to the fight against climate change comes from its potential as an energy storage technology and its capacity to substitute fossil fuels in industries and applications that have been more challenging to decarbonize.

Green hydrogen is produced through Electrolysis, which is powered by renewable energies like solar or wind. The electrolysis method splits water into oxygen and hydrogen using electrodes and an electrical current.

Hydrogen is kept in separate tanks and is fed into a fuel cell when we need to use it as energy. There, it binds with airborne oxygen to produce electricity. As a result, the only byproduct is water, creating a clean, sustainable system in which no CO2 is released throughout the energy production process.

The national scenario of Green Hydrogen

India's national green hydrogen scenario has set its sights on reaching energy independence by 2047 and net zero by 2070. The main goal of India's Energy Transition is to employ more renewable energy in all areas of the economy.

A potential substitute for facilitating this shift is green hydrogen. It will facilitate replacing fossil fuels in industry and provide clean transportation; hydrogen can also be used for decentralized power generation, aviation, and maritime transportation. The Union Cabinet authorized the National Green Hydrogen Mission on January 4, 2022, with the following goals:

  • presenting India as a global leader in the production and supply of green hydrogen
  • The development of green hydrogen export opportunities
  • Decrease in reliance on imported feedstock and fossil fuels
  • Building up domestic manufacturing capacity
  • Increasing industry investment and commercial prospects
  • Creating prospects for economic growth and employment

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