Solar Impulse completes 950 mile flight powered by solar energy!
We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the solar powered Solar Impulse plane and its energy efficient exploits since quite a while now. An extraordinary aircraft powered by solar energy that has been crowned as the flag-bearer for a cleaner aviation industry in the future, the Solar Impulse has made headlines yet again! The Solar Impulse and its pilot André Borschberg have recently broken a world record, completing a 950 mile flight on solar energy alone!
The flight from Phoenix to Dallas marked the second leg of the Solar Impulse team’s “Across America” trip. The plane sports nearly 12,000 photovoltaic cells mounted on the wings and tail. The Solar Impulse uses carbon fiber extensively, making the plane light and energy efficient.
[Via – Wired]