The first solar powered shikara operating on the Fatehsagar Lake of Udaipur, Rajasthan has solar cells to power the battery which in turn runs the electric outboard. Udaipur boat builders, Dolphin Recreations, made the basic version of the fibre glass shikara five years ago. Three years later the electric- battery powered version using a battery powered 12v outboard motor was developed. The 23 × 6 ft five-seater shikara has high efficiency solar panels with a weather resistant controller for battery charging. It has one 40 amp solar battery and one 32 amp DC battery with shore-based AC charger for rainy days. It has three lights with 10 watt solar panelling and even the FM radio music system works with a 10 w solar panelling!