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Amity International School Student Creates Revolutionary Solar-Powered Agro Vehicle, "SO-APT"

Suhani Chauhan, a student of Class XI, Amity International School, Pushp Vihar, has developed a path-breaking innovation “SO-APT”, a unique solar-operated Agro Vehicle with portable tools.

Updated on: 17 May, 2023 10:20 AM IST By: Shivangi Rai
The Vehicle is cost-effective with a price tag of less than 3 lakhs, ensuring affordability for farmers.

SO-APT is a revolutionary solar-powered vehicle designed to meet the diverse agricultural needs of farmers. With zero carbon emissions, it provides a range of functions such as operating fodder cutting machines, centrifugal pumps, fans, lights, and even mobile charging.

The vehicle boasts impressive features including a 60 km distance coverage on a fully charged battery, a load-carrying capacity of 400 kg, and adjustable low and high speeds. Its versatility allows for seed-sowing, spraying, irrigation, hole digging, and various other agricultural tasks, making it an indispensable tool for farmers.

Being entirely solar-powered, the vehicle incurs minimal daily operational costs and requires negligible maintenance due to its simplified design. Furthermore, it is cost-effective, with a price tag of less than 3 lakhs, ensuring affordability for farmers.

Suhani Chauhan, the brilliant mind behind this innovation, shares her passion for uplifting farmers in India. With around 85% of Indian farmers facing economic challenges, this vehicle aims to increase crop production and reduce production costs. While most agricultural tasks require significant energy, this vehicle offers comprehensive functionality. Its long-lasting battery only requires replacement every 5-6 years, resulting in highly cost-effective usage. The vehicle operates using electrical energy generated by the photovoltaic panels installed on its roof, eliminating the need for fuel consumption and promoting a sustainable, clean environment.

Suhani expresses profound gratitude to her teachers for their unwavering guidance and mentorship throughout the project's development. Their belief in her abilities allowed her innovative concept to become a reality. Showcasing her creation during National Technology Week-2023 was a dream come true, and she acknowledges the invaluable support provided by her teachers and parents in transforming her idea into a tangible achievement.

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