NavAlt builds electric boats and ferries powered by solar energy.
NavAlt is pioneering solar-powered mobility that is commercially viable.
NavAlt envisions a more efficient water transport system which doesn’t use fossil fuels. Our team of engineers have combined the advancements in Electric Vehicle technology, Naval architecture and Photovoltaics, to build electric boats and ferries which run on solar energy. We have been successful in sustainable innovation while ensuring better profitability. With our solar-electric boats and ferries, we don’t see any reason why the passenger water transport should run on diesel.
India’s First Solar Ferry
Over the past two years, our engineers have worked tirelessly to make the idea of a large solar-powered boat a reality. Starting from scratch and over scores of iterations, not only have we succeeded in executing the idea, we have innovated ways to make solar-powered mobility economically viable.
First Ferry Lauching on 12th January 2017
First solar ferry service between Vaikom and Thavanakadavu on 12th January 2016 at 5 PM.
Inaugaration By Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan Hon' Chief Minister Of kerala.
Chief Guest Sri. Piyush Goyal Hon' Minister For New & Renewable Energy
/Year/Ferry Diesel Saved
Year/Ferry CO2 emission reduced
Saved/Year By using Solar Ferry
Benefits of a solar-electric ferry
Powered by sun
The photovoltaic modules on the roof of the 20m ferry will be sufficient to charge the batteries for 6-hour operation everyday. During the cloudy days of Kerala, the ferry service will still be operational with secondary charging available at the dock.
With negligible operational cost due to absence of fuel, India’s first solar ferry’s breakeven period is as low as breakeven period is as low as two years. After factoring MNRE subsidy the boat is break-even from day one.
With our resolve to provide diesel-free water transportation, we have succeeded in building a ferry which cares for mother Nature. Negligible noise pollution is another benefit.
Cutting-edge battery technology
Our ferry is powered by 50 kWh Lithium battery system, one of the largest of its kind in India.
Highly-efficient marine design
With some of the best naval architects in the NavAlt team, we have designed the ferry to have lower drag and weight than conventional counterparts.
Advanced manufacturing practices
With a distributed manufacturing model, we are ready to deliver our solutions anywhere in the world.
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NavAlt envisions a more efficient water transport system which doesn’t use fossil fuels. Our team of engineers have combined the advancements in Electric Vehicle technology, Naval Architecture and Photovoltaics, to build electric boats and ferries which run on solar energy. We have been successful in sustainable innovation while ensuring better profitability.