Friday, July 15, 2011
I've always thought that solar energy had a lot potential. However, I never thought I would see the day when an aircraft took off and flew an international voyage using nothing but solar energy to power itself.
But it has happened.
The top speed for this aircraft is only 50 m.p.h. It's not about to replace conventional aircraft engines anytime soon. However, the simple fact that it came this far shows that there is a lot more potential in solar energy than most people ever would have thought.
More information on this, as well as video of the aircraft, is available via the link below.
Solar Plane Takes Flight with First International Trip | Renewable Energy News Article