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Revolutionary Airplane Crosses The Ocean Without A Drop Of Fuel

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.03.2015 | Technology

A solar-powered, single-pilot airplane just made aviation (and renewable energy) history, completing the 4,000-mile journey from Japan to Hawaii witho...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court strikes down first-ever mercury pollution rules; NJ ...

Sunlight-Powered Airplane Is About To Make History

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green

Aviation history is in the making -- no fossil fuels necessary. Solar Impulse 2, the revolutionary airplane powered exclusively by sunlight, is abo...

Solar Impulse -- the Future Is No Longer What It Used to be

Marco Morosini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Marco Morosini

Some icons outlive their origins. A new icon surges these days: the silhouette of Solar Impulse, the immense and majestic aircraft on its way for the first round-the-world solar tour in twelve legs.

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first r...

Solar-Powered Plane Embarks On First Fuel-Less Flight Around The World

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to f...

Solar Powered Plane To Begin Journey In Abu Dhabi

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft will start and attempt to finish its first round-the-world flight from the Un...

New Swiss Plane Could Remain In The Air Indefinitely

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green

PAYERNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet ye...

Solar Plane Finishes Historic Cross-Country Flight

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A solar-powered aircraft has completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight, gliding to a smooth stop at New York'...

Epic Journey To Come To An End

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprisi...

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY...

Cabinet Official Praises Solar Impulse Plane

AP | BY SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

CHANTILLY, Va. — The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized balsa wood toy airplane. When ...

Solar-Powered Plane Close To Completing Historic Journey

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

(Reuters) - An airplane entirely powered by the sun landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis, the next-to-last leg of a journey ac...

Solar Plane Touches Down In St. Louis Despite Stormy Weather

Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

From Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer: A solar-powered airplane is poised to complete its longest flight yet — from Dallas to St. Louis — ...

Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

Solar-Powered Plane Makes Big Advance

AP | HAVEN DALEY | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe took to the skies Friday over the San Francisco Bay area in a su...

Solar Impulse Creators Announce U.S. Tour Destinations

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is set to travel across the United States with stops in Pho...

WATCH: 100% Solar-Powered Plane Aims To Fly Around The World

Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

A 100% solar-powered airplane aims to be the first in history to fly around the world. In the above segment for CBS’ "60 Minutes", Bertrand Picca...

Solar Technologies: Breathtaking and Practical

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Every hour the sun bathes Earth with as much energy as all human civilization uses in an entire year. Let me tell you about some spectacular and pragmatic solar technologies helping to reduce our global carbon footprint.

World's First Solar-Powered Plane Takes Off On Second Half Of Daring Trip

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — An experimental solar-powered plane landed in Morocco's capital late Tuesday after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first tra...

World's First Solar-Powered Plane Takes Off On Daring New Flight

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology

GENEVA -- An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa...

Solar Plane Preparing For New Record-Breaking Flight

Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

By InnovationNewsDaily Staff: A solar-powered plane that has shattered three world records plans to go the distance again this year. The pilots o...

Solar-Powered Plane To Make First Trans-Mediterranean Flight (VIDEO)

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.04.2011 | Travel

A team of Swiss engineers have announced their plan to fly the world's most advanced solar-powered airplane across the Mediterranean in 2012, then aro...

WATCH: Solar Impulse Makes 1st International Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel

The Solar Impulse took its first international flight on Friday from Switzerland to Belgium, the Associated Press reports. The flight is a first fo...

PHOTOS: Solar Impulse Gets Ready For First International Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.28.2011 | Travel

The team behind Solar Impulse plans to take the plane on its first international flight next month, leaving from Brussels on May 2, the Associated Pre...