Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Solar Impulse Plane Sets New Record For Flight

While solar-powered cars seemed more dream than reality to most people, the plane known as the Solar Impulse flew farther than any other solar air-plane yet. Unlike some other solar vehicles, all it's energy comes straight from the sun, so there's no hybrid system using another form of energy. It made a trip of 912 from Oman to India which is farther than any solar plane before it. From what I understand, human made solar-power systems are only eight percent efficient. Imagine what a plane could do if that number was eighty or even a hundred, once scientists can figure out how to make better solar technology?


  1. They will come here!

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  2. The solar speed radars around Notre Dame only work about 10% of the time. I don't think I'd trust hopping in a solar powered plane.

  3. I read about that recently. Fascinating.