ADITYA – India’s First Solar Ferry, an innovative project executed by NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats wins the Silicon Valley Challenge 2017 held at New Delhi on 25th January 2017. NavAlt is one among the five-top social enterprise selected from more than 100 applicants. The Silicon Valley Challenge is AFI’s annual business plan competition that … Continue reading NavAlt – Top 5 in Silicon Valley Challenge 2017
It is a proud moment to announce the launch of ADITYA, the first solar ferry and largest solar boat of India. The grand launching ceremony was jointly inaugurated by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister and MNRE Minister Shri Piyush Goyal in presence of Kerala state Transport Minister Shri A K Saseendran and members of … Continue reading ADITYA – India’s First & Largest Solar Ferry Launched Today
In Kerala back waters, began trials for India’s First Solar Powered Ferry. During the initial trials under the supervision of technical committee, IRS and Kerala ports surveyor’s vessel maneuvering and endurance was tested. On November 10th, the vessel was launched into the back waters in Aroor. The vessel commissioning under the supervision of French team … Continue reading India’s First Solar Ferry successfully completed the Initial trials in Kochi
As per the contract with the Kerala Government, payments were to be made in parts as per completion of various stages in the construction process. This was done to mitigate the risk on both sides. By September 2015 NavAlt completed the construction of both the Hulls and the Battery Box which housed the Battery and … Continue reading Election, Delays and launch of India’s First Solar Ferry – Story Behind India’s Solar Ferry
After receiving the work order, NavAlt now had a mammoth task of converting all the designs and concepts into reality. Being the first in the world to create a ferry that can seat 75 passengers and generate more than 70% power from solar did not help. Most of the next year was spent finalizing production … Continue reading Construction Work Begins – Story Behind India’s First Solar Ferry
In Kerala backwaters, began trials for India’s First Solar Powered Ferry, “ADITYA”. During the full load trials under the supervision of technical committee, IRS and Kerala ports surveyor, the vessel’s maneuvering and endurance was tested. On November 10th, the vessel was launched into the back waters in Aroor. The vessel commissioning under the supervision of French team … Continue reading “Aditya” – India’s First Solar Powered Ferry launching soon
After signing joint venture agreement Navgathi, AltEn and EVE Systems got to work. They had to create a design of the boat that would be more energy efficient that any of the existing boats and ferries. To do this they had to create a boat that was lighter but equally stronger and has a lesser … Continue reading India’s First Solar Ferry gets its First Order – Story Behind India’s First Solar Ferry
In November 2011, Navgathi had just successfully manufactured and launched the fastest solar boat in the country. This was then officiated by Limca Book of records, India’s answer to Guinness book of records, giving Navgathi an award for it. Our record got us a lot of coverage in the media. But for us at Navgathi … Continue reading Formation of NavAlt – Story Behind India’s First Solar Ferry
On 2nd October 2016, India became the 62nd country to join the ‘Paris Agreement on Climate Change’ which was proposed by Paris in the year 2015 and signed in December 2015. With the advancement in technology and setting up of industries the gases responsible for causing greenhouse effect have come into action. This has resulted … Continue reading India’s ratification of COP15
Country’s most awaited India’s First Solar Ferry project a brain child of NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats Pvt. Ltd reached the finals of Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge. Top finalist included 6 of the best startups from different continents and NavAlt was only Asian firm selected in Transportation & Mobility Sector. Hello tomorrow challenge is a … Continue reading NavAlt in Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge Finals
Sono Motors, a German startup for self-charging electric car, SCION, that uses integrated solar panels to impart power throughout the day. Sono Motors’ Scion car is currently under prototyping phase which will include trial runs and crash testing. The first delivery of the finished vehicle is expected in 2018. The vehicle has two models, differentiated by range: “Urban”, perfect for for … Continue reading SCION – A Solarcar for everyone
The Kerala government is incorporating various solar projects at a very fast pace. After the recent inauguration of dam-top solar project in Wayanad district, the solar powered rickshaws also received approval. A small pilot project, started by Georgekutty Kariyanappally, the E-rickshaw powered by solar energy have been started in the city of Kochi, Kerala. The … Continue reading Solar powered E-Rickshaws hit Kochi roads
These days you can find solar power everywhere. It’s not just on rooftops or soaking up rays in expansive fields. You can find solar-powered calculators, cell phone chargers,and grills. So it only makes sense that solar is making its debut in the transportation industry. Solar Boats & Ferries Solar boats are electrical boats, with independent, … Continue reading Solar Energy and It’s Effects on Transportation
A team from Manipal Institute of Technology and Tata Power Solar on Wednesday unveiled SERVe (Solar Electric Road Vehicle), the university’s first prototype solar car ready for exploring commercial viability. This four-wheeled prototype, run solely on solar energy, is designed by a team of 27 student enthusiasts. Weighing 590 kgs, this two-seater solar car can … Continue reading Manipal Institute & Tata Power Solar unveil solar car with 60 kmph top speed
Addressing an event where PM Narendra Modi flagged off an electric bus, gifted by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, to ferry MPs at Parliament, Mr. Modi today said there is a need to harness solar energy in order to eliminate the negative impact of environment pollution and secure the future … Continue reading Solar Energy is the future : PM Modi
Unlike conventional ferries which ply on diesel powered engines and at times petrol Out Boat Motor (OBM), a solar ferry runs on electrical propulsion powered by energy from sun (mostly) and stored energy from grid (back-up in cloudy and rainy conditions). Apart from using clean energy, solar boats are significantly better than their conventional counterparts … Continue reading Solar Ferry Vs Diesel Ferry
Sandith Thandasherry, CEO and Founder of NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats, recently met Mr. Piyush Goyal, the Indian minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, at the Maritime India Summit held on 14-16 April 2016 in Mumbai. Sandith spoke to the minister about the innovation and advantages of solar ferries and boats, and the minister … Continue reading NavAlt Founder meets Indian Power Minister
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry – Testing completed in France. Shipping will be done soon.
With the addition of new 20 pax solar boat constructed by NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats, Bathinda Lake view Park in Punjab is going green. SunCRZ30 Solar Boat aims to offer the visitors to park an exciting ecofriendly experience. Mr. Pawan Garg who owns a fleet of cruise boats operating in Bathinda Lake got inspired … Continue reading Punjab goes green with solar boat
NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats today announced the technology association with Victron Energy a leading Dutch power solutions provider. This association is aimed to bring in the market leading technologies into India’s first solar ferry boat. With India’s first solar powered ferry NavAlt is trying to make the water transport system more sustainable by addressing … Continue reading Victron Energy join hands with NavAlt as Technology Associate
NavAlt is delighted to announce Reichhold as the technology associate in Research & Development program for India’s first solar ferry. India’s First Solar Ferry is getting ready to be launched in February, 2016. This boat is unique in many factors. Once launched it will not just be the first solar ferry in India, but also the … Continue reading NavAlt announces Reichhold as Technology Associate
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry – Week 37: Hulls aligned
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry – Week 27: Second hull released
#BathindaSolarBoat Week 18: Deck integrated with two hulls, superstructure in progress
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry Week 20: First hull released from mould. Great job by team!
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry Week 15: Mould after waxing. See the gloss.
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry Week 14: Mould polished and ready for first hull moulding.
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry Week 11: Mould making underway. Another two weeks to get the mould ready.
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry Week 9: Polished pattern ready for mould work
#Indiasfirstsolarferry – Week 6: Polishing pattern. Another two weeks of hard work to get a smooth finish.
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry – Week 4: Pattern work complete. Preparation for mould making in progress.
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry – Week 2: Pattern work . Plywood covering in way. Complex aft shape with tunnel getting ready.
#IndiasFirstSolarFerry – Week1: Pattern work ongoing
Central Institute of Fisheries Technologies took delivery of its solar fishing boat named CIFT Sun Boat in a ceremony led by Kerala Fisheries Minister K. Babu at Matsyafed Aquatic Farm, Njarakkal. This event marked another milestone in the history of NavAlt with much anticipated commissioning and inauguration of its first compact solar fishing boat. Sun Boat … Continue reading CIFT SunBoat inagurated by Minister