If this is not solar energy innovation we just don’t know what is. According to the Associated Press, an innovative and daring team of aviators will be flying their prototype solar-powered plane across the expanse of Switzerland.
Given the strongly risky circumstances surrounding such a pioneering endeavor, the team says that weather conditions will play a major role in deciding when the solar plane will take flight.
Pilot Andre Borschberg is planning to fly from Payerne to Geneva, Switzerland. This solar-powered 777 jet airplane named “The Solar Impulse” has big dreams — the ultimate goal is to fly it around the world. As if this was not enough of a challenge, Borschberg will then direct his flight path to Zurich, Switzerland — a daunting task akin to Lindberg’s flight across the Atlantic in the then innovative Spirit of St. Louis.
We at Adair Solar wish pilot Borschberg and the rest of the solar plane team the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their success story.