Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

Solar Impulse II

 

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Continuing its journey around the world, the all-solar aircraft which has set so many records (including longest solo flight ever completed in any type of aircraft) did a spectacular flight over the Statue of Liberty. So no veggie news today. I’m just going to wonder at it.
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The Solar Impulse II has landed in Hawaii!

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No garden talk today, because it’s a major day in aviation history and also in the history of clean energy. The Solar Impulse II, a zero-fuel solar-powered plane, landed successfully after flying from Japan to Hawaii, by far the longest and most dangerous leg of its trip around the world. The pilot for this part of the trip, Andre ┬áBorschberg, has now shattered all previous records for long-distance solo flight by a large margin, and did it in an entirely solar-powered craft. This means that he flew day and night for 5 days and nights, never sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time. Think about it.

For more, check out their reports at Solar Impulse.