Member - NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats

Efficient, cleaner and cheaper water transportation with solar and electric ferries.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2013
Company Size 35
Member Type
Founders Sandith Thandasherry
Headquarters Kochi, Kerala 682022, India
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NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats


NavAlt envisions a more efficient water transport system which doesn’t use fossil fuels. Our team of engineers have combined the advancements in Electric Vehicle technology, Marine Engineering and Photovoltaics, to build electric boats and ferries.
Headquarters Kochi, Kerala 682022, India

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

Offers from NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats

Other products

Conventional diesel ferry boats cause air & water pollution that cause climate change; the noise and vibration is tiring for passengers and crew; the smell of fuel is uncomfortable; and it has high operating cost. Our solar ferry has none of these problems and the operating cost is extremely low - 2.5$ compared to 110$ for diesel ferry. Currently our initial cost is 20% higher but still have a three year break-even with close to $35,000 in diesel savings every year. We have completed one commercial ferry and with scale this difference will be very less. Our commercial ferry, ADITYA, India's first solar ferry, completed one year of operation in Jan, 2018. In this year it transported 500,000 people across the backwaters of Kerala, travelled 20,000 km without a single drop of fuel and saved 35,000 litres of diesel that translates to 94 tonnes of CO2 and 8 tonnes of harmful emissions. We are currently building three more boats of India and many more this year for all over the world. Having demonstrated success of ADITYA there is no reason for anyone to build diesel ferries. We want to transform water transport the way Tesla has done on roads.

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Available inIndia, Status Implemented