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Soaring With The Sun: History Of Solar Flight

Recent news about the Solar Impulse and its successful landing journey to Hawaii have many renewable energy champions singing the praises of solar flight, even after learning the plane will have to remain in Hawaii until 2016 while overheated batteries are replaced. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with … [continued]

Solar Impulse 2 Will Remain in Hawaii Until 2016! (Videos)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): Irreversible Damage To Overheated Batteries In Si2 Pushes The Second Half Of Round-The-World Solar Flight To Early Spring 2016. Despite the hard work of the team to repair the batteries which overheated in the record-breaking oceanic flight from Nagoya to Hawaii, Si2 will stay in Hawaii until … [continued]

Solar Impulse 2 Is Chilling In Hawaii for 2–3 Weeks (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. In the latest news from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the team says that, despite having completed the longest and most difficult leg of the round-the-world solar flight — the record-breaking oceanic flight of 5 days and 5 nights (117 hours and 52 minutes) in a solar-powered airplane — the record-breaking aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has suffered battery damages … [continued]

Solar Impulse To Land Successfully In Hawaii After Nearly 5-Day Flight (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): André Borschberg aboard the Solar Impulse 2 will touch down at Kalaeola Airport in Hawaii at approximately 6:00 am local time (16:00 UTC). Solar Impulse 2 is carrying the message of a clean future from Nagoya to Hawaii with #FutureIsClean. After breaking absolute distance and … [continued]

Solar Impulse 2 Sets New Solar Aviation & Longest Solo Flight World Records (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): The airplane of Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg attempting the first round-the-world solar flight has broken all distance and duration world records for solar aviation (80 hours and 5,663 km / 3,519 miles). At the controls, André Borschberg has also broken the record for the longest solo flight … [continued]

Solar Impulse Has Successfully Flown 33% of the Way to Hawaii (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. André Borschberg, cofounder, CEO, and pilot of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), is at the controls of the first solar-powered airplane to attempt to make a historical oceanic flight nonstop to Hawaii from Nagoya, Japan. André Borschberg tweeted this around 23 hours into the flight, “Enjoying every moment of this flight. Getting to this … [continued]

Will Solar Impulse Make It From Nagoya (Japan) To Hawaii (USA) Without A Drop Of…

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) released news this morning that the attempt for the first ever round-the-world solar flight to inspire innovation and encourage the use of clean technologies, using the solar-powered airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, will try again to make a historical oceanic flight that will … [continued]