Recently India’s very first solar ferry was launched. The event was inaugurated by Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan Hon’ Chief Minister of Kerala. The chief guest was Sri. Piyush Goyal Hon’ Minister for New & Renewable Energy.
Sponsored in part by Victron Energy, the solar ferry went into service on January 13th 2017 for the Kerala State Water Transport Department sailing between Vaikom and Thavanakadav.
The ferry is named ADITYA and besides being the first solar ferry in India, she is also India’s largest and fastest solar boat. During full load trials for classification she achieved 7.4 Knots @ 90% power. Here’s a short video to give you a flavour of the ‘sunshine ferry’.