Industrial Innovations

Solar Ferry Boats

Navalt has come up with the solution in the inland passenger transport solution, solar ferry, which does not have any problems of pollution (air or water) and has low noise and vibration.

Area: Energy Sciences

Innovator: Mr. Sandith Thandasherry, CEO, NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats Private Limited, sandith@navaltboats.com

Funding agency: Ministry of Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt of India

Benefits: Advantage of this innovative solar ferry boats include eco friendliness and very low total cost of ownership compared to diesel ferries. Most importantly the daily operating cost is 1/40 of diesel ferry.

Implementing institute: NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats Private Limited, Kochi