In a move towards eco-friendly maritime transportation, the Barracuda, India’s fastest solar-electric boat, was ceremoniously launched at the Navgathi Panavally Yard in Alappuzha.
About Barracuda Boat
- It is named after the swift, long fish, Barracuda.
- It can be deployed even in the rough seas as a workboat to ferry up to 12 passengers and cargo.
- Features: This vessel can attain a top speed of 12.5 knots (23 kmph) and has a range of seven hours on a single charge.
- It has twin 50 kW electric motors, a marine-grade LFP battery, and 6 kW solar power, epitomising efficient and clean energy usage.
- This cutting-edge vessel was jointly developed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and Navalt.
Key facts about Barracuda fish
- It is any of about 20 species of predacious fishes of the family Sphyraenidae.
- Barracudas are primarily fish eaters, preying on such smaller fishes as mullets, anchovies, and grunts.
- Distribution: These fishes are found in all warm and tropical regions; some also range into more temperate areas.
Q1) What is Solar power?
Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available.Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.