Solar Boats To Be Deployed on Kochi-Muziris Heritage Tours

Sep 27, 2021 10:29 AM ET
  • The Cochin International Airport will certainly provide its solar boats to the Muziris Heritage Project for the heritage tour.
  • The boat has 15 solar panels, stores power in a battery, as well as can be put into operation for five hrs on solitary charging.

The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) on Sunday authorized a Memorandum of Understanding with the Muziris Heritage Project Ltd. for utilizing its solar boats for the trips carried out in Kochi-Muziris heritage tourist circuit.

As per the MoU signed by CIAL Managing Director S Suhas IAS and Muziris Heritage Project Managing Director P M Nowshad, the boats will certainly be used for the circuit tours carried out by Muziris Heritage Project, on a revenue sharing basis.

CIAL, an environment-friendly energy leader with its solar powered Airport, owns a 24-seat solar boat with AC compartment for test procedure in the west coast canal which is being refurbished by Kerala Waterways and also Infrastructures Limited.

"As the tourism field in the state has actually started seeing a surge, CIAL determined to try a brand-new profits stream by deploying its solar boat for cruise task until the canal project is finished," CIAL claimed in a release.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had inaugurated the very first phase of the canal in February this year by taking a brief cruise by this solar boat at the Veli-Kadinamkulam stretch of the canal in Thiruvananthapuram area.

The boat has 15 solar panels mounted upon its roofing system. The created power is stored in the on board battery. The system can additionally attract power from traditional sources. The boat can be put into operation for five hrs on a single full charging, the release stated.

The boat is created as though it can cruise through a water body having a minimum depth of 45 cm.

In January this year, CIAL commissioned one of the most significant floating solar plants in Kerala. The 452-kilowatt hour (KWh) solar plant was set up to more help the airport in becoming lasting by utilizing environment-friendly power generated by the plant.

With this installation, the complete mounted solar capacity of the airport came near 40 MWp, aiding it in producing around 1.60 lakh systems of power a day where the day-to-day consumption loafs 1.30 lakh devices.

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