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Navalt - India’s First Solar Ferry Boat Successfully Completes 2 Years And Saved 58,000 Litres Of Diesel

~ADITYA is India's first sun-powered ferry manufactured in India by NavAlt

~ Successfully Completed 730 days of running in Vaikom, Kerala

ADITYA, has contended its 2 years effective activity in Vaikom, Kerala. The sun-powered transport ferry is manufactured (under Make In India initiative) by NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats that expects to make water transport progressively effective. The first Solar Boat - ADITYA was introduced in January 2017 by Shri. Pinarayi Vijayam, CM of Kerala and Shri Piyush Goyal, the former Cabinet Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Power. The Solar Boat was launched for transportation purpose with a capacity of 75 passengers in Kerala Backwater. NavAlt stated that it has helped to save Rs 40 lakh on cost of diesel, which is equivalent to 58,000 litres in a span of two years. 

The quantity of daily commuters which ADITYA drove in a range of 2 years is a total of 6, 40,000  passengers and has voyaged 38,500 Kms. This means income of Rs.6000 every day and in 2 years is an absolute income of Rs. 43.8 lakhs. The main cost that the department has caused over the 2 years of running is the power charge, an aggregate of Rs. 1.31 lakhs. The all-out savings is about Rs. 40, 80,000.

Mr. Sandith Thandasherry, Founder and CEO, Navalt Solar and Electric Boats Pvt Ltd. stated, “It is an exceptionally glad minute for us that our flagship product 'ADITYA' successfully completed its 2 years, which is India's first sun-powered ferry. It wouldn't have been conceivable without the support of our technical team, partners and government who kept confidence & provided us with this opportunity. It is indeed an honourable moment for and we are expressing our gratitude toward the Kerala Government for keeping their trust in NavAlt and by giving their reliable help. We are anticipating working with other state governments in the near future".

Sandith further included, "In our guide ahead, NavAlt has plans to present fishing boat, hydrogen fuel cell boat, carbon fibre application, solar + wind delight maritime yacht. We are as of now taking a shot at bringing another and refined variants of ADITYA. Aside from this NavAlt is committed on dealing with RoRo vessels and RoPax vessels and High-speed Hybrid boats of comparable or higher limits. I trust individuals will comprehend that it isn't only a first in the historical backdrop of water transport in India, but also a first in the history of energy and is a journey to a more sustainable world is just beginning".

Eureka moment in these two years:

> NavAlt is recognized as the best solution for water transport by Kerala Govt. Received order for more boats from Kerala Govt. for similar capacity and higher capacity (2 Nos of 75 pax & 1 No of 100 pax)

> ADITYA selected as most impactful solutions for the sustainable future of the world by World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. NavAlt has become a member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.

> Aditya and NavAlt received the award from the Global Cleantech Innovation Program by United Nations Industrial Organization

> Selected for Best Social Innovation Award imparted by Hon'ble Prime Minister

In states like Goa, Kerala, Telangana, West Bengal and Assam water transport framework is huge and it can be broadly utilized. The company is under process to introduce more solar boats in other states.

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