I was lucky to get a chance to talk about ADITYA in the session “Green Ship design and Shipbuilding” organised by Littoral Shipping on 7 April 2017 at Mumbai.
In the session I talked on the following:
- Existing public ferries and problems associated with them
- Challenge of designing and building a solar ferry
- Non-technical challenge from self-proclaimed experts who ridiculed the idea
- Construction of the boat
- Operations and benefit of 60 days of running that showed the boat saved fuel @ 100 litres per day