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D-12 To First Solar Impulse 2 Possible Takeoff… (Video)

The Solar Impulse team has been visiting Masdar City​ in recent months — a modern Arabian city that is emerging as a global center for renewable energy and clean technologies. The pioneering city was entirely built using #cleantech.

Masdar​ says that it is a sustainable urban development that actively demonstrates how cities and towns around the world can operate incorporating  renewable energy and energy efficiency, from the PRT — Personal Rapid Transit — which is on-demand, auto-magic, and electric, to the rooftop solar PV panels and the city’s solar farm, to the 45-meter tall wind tower that transfers the hot desert air to occupants at street level at a comfortable temperature that is 8 degrees lower than what is common in Abu Dhabi.

The #Insider video above is the latest from Solar Impulse and has more information on the advanced features of Masdar. Enjoy!

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) is now 12 days and counting to takeoff on the first leg of the attempt to fly around the world — for the first time in human history — using only the power of the sun.

Depending on weather, this first flight of the five-month record-breaking adventure will depart Abu Dhabi, capital city of the United Arab Emirates and the start and finish of the first solar-powered flight around the world, in late February or early March, 2015.

The Solar Impulse team has been visiting Masdar City​ — a modern Arabian city that is emerging as a global center for renewable energy and clean technologies. The pioneering city was entirely built using #cleantech.  Masdar​ says that it is a sustainable urban development that actively demonstrates how cities and towns around the world can operate incorporating  renewable energy and energy efficiency, from the PRT — Personal Rapid Transit — which is on-demand, auto-magic and electric, to the rooftop solar PV panels and the city’s solar farm, to the 45-meter tall wind tower that transfers the hot desert air to occupants at street level at a comfortable temperature that is 8 degrees lower than what is common in Abu Dhabi.

The first stop for Si2 and the pilot will be in Oman. Here on CleanTechnica, we will carry all the latest news and videos of the flight, as well as live links when they are technically available. Stay tuned!

Be part of history by making a donation to the Solar Impulse Foundation by adopting a solar cell on #Si2! It will help finance the educational activities of Solar Impulse and you will join the ranks of the aircraft’s patrons (Richard Branson, James Cameron, Paolo Coelho…) and other innovators who already took this step. You can even offer one to your friends and relatives!

You can also gear up at the very cool Solar Impulse Online Store.

Image courtesy of Solar Impulse 

 
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