Friday, August 28, 2009

Latest Invention: First Solar-Powered Aircraft to Fly Around the World

The title explains it all and this is a fascinating article and really shows how technology is exploding right now in the solar technology industry. Bertrand Piccard is the genius behind this invention and he wants to have the first plane fly around the world that is solely operated on solar power. Construction is currently taking place in Switzerland and their target date is in the year 2011. Piccard is also the first man to travel around the world in a balloon so he will definitely have some expertise in this area. The main plan behind all of this is to promote renewable energies on a global scale.

Read the full article.

The bottom line is ...

1st was a solar plane to fly, 2nd was a solar plane to fly around the world, maybe next we will have a solar space shuttle?

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