It’s always exciting to see any improvements in technology on the solar front. In an article on the Telegraph today, a sun-powered aircraft aims to fly over 2500km without any fuel.
This aircraft created by company Solar Impulse, will go on an experimental 48 hour journey from Switzerland to Morocco in May or June this year making it solar aeroplane trip to date. The plane had previously stayed aloft for 26 hours, 10 minutes and 19 seconds above Switzerland, receiving the record for the longest flight by a manned solar-powered aeroplane.
Another solar vehicle challenge is also being held by Rice University this week in Houston where students will be racing several different energy efficient cars, trailing between gas, alternative fuels, batteries and solar power.
These constant improvements in solar technology and its uses is a great motivator to the massive potential and possibilities that we can achieve when leveraging the energy of the sun!
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