Solar Boats introduced at Peruvannamuzhi, Kerala

Mar 2, 2022 12:55 PM ET
  • The state federal government has actually started 2 solar ferries at Peruvannamuzhi storage tank to promote Sun Cruise culture.

Solar powered boats will certainly not just remove the consumption of fossil fuels however also assist maintain the ecological value of the tank and the close-by Wildlife Sanctuary.

A 'sun cruise' has actually been introduced at the Peruvannamuzhi ecotourism place in the Kozhikode area of Kerala. 2 solar-powered boats will be seen on the tank to promote the culture of cruising among vacationers. The inauguration of the boats was done by the state's Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine.

The solar boats come from Green Holidays, which will provide excursion. Each trip is expected to cover about a 13 km distance in the tank. Green Holidays is a venture of the Chakkittappara Cooperative Bank (CCB).

Several rounds of studies and also trials were taken on by the state's Irrigation Department prior to the clearance for the sun-powered boats or sun cruise was accorded. The department has actually made the sun cruise a part of a bigger tourist growth strategy in the Peruvannamuzhi ecotourism hotspot. The whole growth project will certainly be carried out in different phases and will cost about Rs 14 crore.

The state federal government's tourism department says that such sort of eco-friendly solutions are affordable, besides eliminating the hazard of water contamination. These solar-powered boats have actually been introduced after considering the eco-friendly importance of the storage tank as well as the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, both of which adjoin each other

The size of each sun-powered boat is 3.2 meters. The length is 7 meters and also 9 meters for the ten- and also twenty- passenger capacities respectively. The power storage space system requires low upkeep and also has a long service life as it's improved a lithium-based system, asserts the maker.

According to a report published by the boat-maker, a solitary boat with a twin outboard petroleum engine of around 20 HP requires around 12 litres of fuel to run every hour. The engine eats 58 litres daily for a four hr operation. Calculating for a year's operation on this basis, a driver is likely to need to spend about 14.5 lakh on fossil fuel.

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