SOLAR-BASED MELAKA RIVER CRUISE
Melaka River Cruise is a tourist attraction where river cruises are decorated with lights at
night. These lights conventionally operated using diesel, thus caused air and noise
pollution to the Melaka citizen. This innovation makes use of the renewable solar power on
boat as the energy source to the decoration light. The innovation not only reducing the cost
runs by diesel, but successful l y SYNERGIZING THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES FOR RIVER
CRUISE BASED-TOURISM INDUSTRY ADVANCEMENT.
River cruise with tourist attraction in Malaysia acquire full potential and benefits from this
innovation. Generally, application of solar PV module able to reduce cost of diesel for a long
period of time thus increase the income of the river-cruise management and beneficial to the
tourism industry particularly. The cost analysis was calculated and compile for
a projected 10-year period.
(Assuming the operation of 5 hours/daily).
Solar-based Melaka River Cruise:
RM 2054 Diesel-based Melaka River Cruise: RM 6281
This innovation offers advantage to the river
cruise market with a great saving of 62.3%.
*Price of diesel may be varied across the year.
PUAN ATIKAH BINTI RAZI, PENSYARAH, FAKULTI KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK, UTeM