Just enjoy this.
From Wired Magazine,
“In a world dependent on fossil energies, Solar Impulse is a paradox, almost a provocation.”
Press release gobbledygook? Absolutely. But you’ve got to give it up for any company with the guts to try designing and building a true solar airplane.
We’ve written about Solar Impulse — it’s a consortium of European financial and technology parters led by the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. The group is working on a solar-powered plane that can take off under its own power without generating any emissions at all. The general idea is that sunlight would not only power the plane during the day but would also charge its lithium batteries, allowing it to fly around the clock pollution free.
That was written May 12th, 2008. This is now! Landing at Brussels International Airport, May 2011.
And here’s the Solar Impulse website.
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