André Borschberg

Solar Impulse Holds 8 FAI Records, Category-Solar Aviation

Originally published on 1Sun4All. While the Across America mission is well behind us and we are working on finishing the second prototype airplane HB SIB and preparing for the 2015 Around-the-World flights, there are still a few successes coming out of our American adventure, writes Gregory Blatt for Solar Impulse. The following is courtesy of Solar Impulse: More … [continued]

Google Teams Up With The Solar Airplane, Solar Impulse

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Impulse reports that the Silicon Valley–based Internet company known as Google (heard of it?) has become Solar Impulse’s official Internet Technology Partner. To commemorate this, the Solar Impulse team will take its Google+ URL (google.com/+solarimpulse) to new heights on the side of their Swiss Solar Impulse airplane.  The following is an … [continued]

The Solar Airplane — Solar Impulse — Arrives St. Louis June 4, 2013

UPDATE: Multiple tornadoes touched down in the St. Louis region Friday night and caused damage to several Lambert–St. Louis International Airport buildings, including the hangar reserved for Solar Impulse. The flight remained scheduled, and the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport mobilized its forces to help Solar Impulse reorganize and confront this extraordinary situation. Solar … [continued]

Solar Plane — Solar Impulse — Completes 1st International Flight

We’ve covered the birth and growth of this completely solar-powered plane from Switzerland, the Solar Impulse, here on CleanTechnica. The most recent news is that the plane had made its first international flight. “After a flight lasting 12 hours 59 minutes, using no fuel and propelled by solar energy alone, Solar Impulse HB-SIA landed safely in Brussels” last Firday evening, the plane’s website announced.