June 11, 2012

Solar Impulse Successful Transcontinental Flight

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The Solar Impulse made a successful transcontinental 20 hour trip from Madrid to Morocco last week. Balloonist Bertrand Piccard flew the plane that is fitted with 12,000 solar cells on its wings. The landing point was selected to bring attention to Morocco's soon to be constructed solar farm that will produce 2,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2020. The plane's next flight will be around the planet in 2014 with five stops included.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 11, 2012 11:15 AM
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