Solar Impulse 2

Pioneering Solar Impulse 2 To Crown Its US Journey

Rolling hills, greening woodlands, and orderly farms grace Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River valley, where Solar Impulse 2 landed on the world’s first solar-powered circumnavigation last week. Small cities—Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton—dot the piedmont countryside. You would never expect the peaceful Lehigh Valley to be hosting a high-tech superstar of the 21st century. … [continued]

Microgrids Can Fly

 ABB is one of my favorite companies in the world (disclosure: that is probably part of the reason why I’m an ABB shareholder, but I’ve been a fan far longer than I’ve been a shareholder). It is a big player in the solar energy industry, the electric vehicle industry, … [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]