Are Solar Planes The Future Of Flight?

A solar plane is about to fly across the world, which got us thinking: Is it likely that we’re going to see more planes like this in the future?

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Solar Impulse 2, The #RTTW Solar Airplane
“Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. “

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“Nearly 15 years after he completed the first non-stop balloon trip around the world, Bertrand Piccard has not lost his appetite for adventure. The Swiss explorer embarked on the first leg of a coast-to-coast flight across the United States today (May 3) in a solar-powered airplane that can fly day or night without using any fuel.”

Solar Plane’s Route for Around-the-World Flight Revealed
“In about a month, two Swiss pilots will attempt a record-setting flight around the world without using any fuel, and today (Jan. 20), they announced the route for their ambitious journey aboard their solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2.”

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