Tag: solar power

Solar Impulse: The little plane breaks big records

Pilots cheer after landing the Solar Impulse safely in Hawaii

After five days of non-stop flight, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has landed in Hawaii while breaking records in the process.   On Friday, pilot Andre Borschberg was finally able to step out of the cockpit and walk around for the first time since the plane’s departure on Monday. Borschberg had spent five days with… Read More

Sun-powered plane, Solar Impulse, attempts record breaking flight

On Saturday, the Solar Impulse airplane took off on its five day journey powered by the sun and nothing more.   The flight is almost 5,000 miles long, traveling from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii. If it’s successful, this will be the longest flight in history. Only one man will be working the controls for the entirety… Read More

Hope for Renewable Power in South Australia

In the United States, renewable energy accounts for about 10 percent of total energy consumption. Ideally, the goal would be to bring the ratio to 100 percent, but many believe that doing so would be impossible. A renewable energy achievement in South Australia, though, has provided hope.   Recently, South Australia, with its population of… Read More