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IITM naval arch engineer makes solar ferries a reality in Kerala & India

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CO2 emissions from water transport usually got only a footnote. Not any longer. Along with

IMO mandates for shipping to reduce

sulphur pollution, CO2 emissions from water transport is increasingly on the radar.

Sandith Thandasherry, a naval architect from

Kerala, has pioneered the design and development of solar powered boats to reduce diesel use. His startup NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats Pvt Ltd, has built the 20-metre-long

catamaran ferry boat made from glass-reinforced plastic with solar panels on its roof.

His boats have already started playing Kerala’s waters.

I remember meeting Sandith in Cochin about three years back, when I was the moderator of an

KSIDC panel discussion. When I came to know his alma mater was also Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and that he had studied naval architecture, it was hugely satisfying – someone from IITM Naval Arch actually doing something with his education right in India is worth being impressed about.

EAI INCLINE wishes Sandith the very best with his solar ferries.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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