Posts tagged: Payerne

Solar-Powered Plane Aims for Round-the-World Flight

By Helen Fields   The world’s most advanced solar plane, the Solar Impulse 2, was unveiled in Payerne, Switzerland, today. The plane, which has been in development for 10 years, is the successor to a solar plane that flew across the U.S. last summer. The plan is for Solar Impulse 2 to fly around the […]

Morocco Promotes Solar Energy With Plane Landing

By PAUL SCHEMM RABAT, Morocco Morocco‘s ambitious and expensive plan to draw 40 percent of its energy needs from the limitless power of its blazing sun by 2020 received a publicity boost this week as the first solar powered plane to make an intercontinental flight landed in the North African kingdom. Tweet

Solar Impulse Plane Begins First Transcontinental Flight

GENEVA — An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week. Pilot Andre Borschberg planned to take the jumbo jet-size Solar Impulse plane on its first leg to Madrid, Spain, by Friday. His colleague Bertrand Piccard will take the helm of the aircraft […]

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First … The totally solar powered Solar Impulse aircraft made its maiden international flight, piloted by Andre Borschberg, across Europe on Friday. Tweet