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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 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'...

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...

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 Begins First Cross-Country Flight

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off ...

Solar-Powered Plane To Stop In St. Louis

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A solar-powered plane making its initial cross-country voyage sometime in May will be stopping in St. Louis, Lambert Airport offici...

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...

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-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...

'Solar Impulse,' Solar-Powered Plane, Takes Off For 24-Hour Test Flight

AP | FRANK JORDANS and ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) GENEVA — An experimental solar-powered plane took off from western Switzerland on Wednesday for a 24-hour test flight – a key step in...

Solar Powered Plane: Swiss Team Unveils Prototype For Sun-Powered Plane

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DUEBENDORF AIRFIELD, Switzerland — It has the wingspan of a Boeing 747 but weighs less than a small car. And it is powered entirely by the sun. ...