India’s first solar-powered ferry Aditya wins global honour

News: India’s solar-powered ferry named ‘Aditya’ has won the prestigious Gustave Trouve Award for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating. Facts: Aditya: It is India’s first solar-powered ferry and the largest solar powered boat in India. It has been in operation between Vaikkom and Thavanakkadavu in Kerala since 2017 by the Kerala State Water Transport… Continue reading India’s first solar-powered ferry Aditya wins global honour

Indian scientist to be Co-I for NASA’s PUNCH mission

Dipankar Banerjee who is an Indian solar physicist from Indian Institute of Astrophysics has been selected as a Co-Investigator of PUNCH mission by NASA. PUNCH stands for The Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere. The aim of the mission is to image and track the solar wind and coronal mass ejections Coronal mass ejections… Continue reading Indian scientist to be Co-I for NASA’s PUNCH mission

India’s first solar-powered cruise vessel

Kerala’ State Water Transport Department (SWTD) has decided to launch India’s first premier solar-powered cruise boat in Alappuzha by December 2019. The cruise boat will be powered by a motor that can source energy from solar panels, battery, and generator. Its battery will have 80 KWh (kilowatt hour) power backup. It will be able to… Continue reading India’s first solar-powered cruise vessel