Punjab goes green with solar boat

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 and wanted to introduce the solar boats in Punjab.

The 9 meter long and 3 meter wide catamaran with the capacity of 20 passengers would now be the largest solar powered boat operating in India. As the vessel is propelled by solar power, it does not cause atmospheric or sound pollution. It has good deck space and is suitable for shallow waters.

SunCRZ30 is equipped with two independent motors & battery bank. The independent propulsion systems provide a better safety & redundancy. In an emergency situation where one of the motor stops, we can use the alternate propulsion system which have an independent battery bank & solar modules.

This independent propulsion system also allows the operator to control the voyage completely on throttles without using the steering.” Said Mr. Prajod, Design Engineer at NavAlt who is also the project manager of SunCRZ30.

“This boat will give an unlimited cruising range in sun and can operate up to 3 hrs completely on battery bank.” he added.

Major advantages of solar boats other than environment friendly is their zero operating cost and low maintenance. The electric drive contains little or no wear parts and requires no lubrication. Most of the items used in solar boats have life guaranteed for many years

NavAlt wants to demonstrate the innovative ways of using renewable source of energy to the general public in country. We believe it’s our responsibility to conserve the earth resources.