Solar Impulse

Clean Technologies To Fly Around The World

EXPLORATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Two pionners flying around the world in a solar airplane to promote clean tehcnologies.

WHAT IS IT?

The Solar Impulse is a project located mainly in Switzerland to develop an aircraft powered only by solar photovoltaic energy, day and night. The prototype can fly during the day powered by solar cells covering its wings, while charging batteries that allow you to stay in the air overnight.
What is Solar Impulse ?

ADVANTAGES

Positive effetcts of it are:

- Batteries to store solar energy

- Have 17,200 photovoltaic cells

- It's able to stay in the air for a long time

- This aircraft is able to fly day and night without fuel

- In the event of an emergency, Solar Impulse 2 is equipped with a parachute, a life raft and enough food and water for seven days.

DISADVANTAGES

- The turbulence and wind hamper flight

- There is no in-flight entertainment abord

- On board only can stay on person the pilot

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SOLAR IMPULSE 2 ROUTE

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CONCLUSION

The goal of the Solar Impulse is to draw public attention to a new energy, which would preserve the environment. This project, made possible thanks to new technologies, could provide a new vision of air transport of tomorrow. This project allows less fuel used to operate an aircraft. It is an example of a more efficient means of transport for the planet and the environment. The prototype brings progress for the aircraft that will explain a feat that can be developed in the coming years.
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