solar impulse


Solar Impulse 2 Flew Around the World Without A Drop Of Fuel

Solar Impulse 2 proves that the energy of the sun can propel us into the future
Servo Jeffersen
Motherboard Blog

A Family Lineage of Exploration Inspired Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse

A family legacy of exploration and innovation inspired Bertrand Piccard to change the world
Servo Jeffersen

A Solar-Powered Plane Has Completed the First Ever Trans-Atlantic Flight

Si2 has arrived in Europe after 71 hours and 8 minutes of flying over the Atlantic Ocean.
Emiko Jozuka

Solar-Powered Plane Forced to Land Due to Cloudy Skies on Round-the-World Trip

Solar Impulse 2 will make its bid across the Pacific at a later date.
Emiko Jozuka

Solar-Powered Swiss Plane Launches Historic Trip Around the World

The 22,000-mile circumnavigational flight was conceived to showcase engineering advances and raise awareness about clean energy and climate change.
Pierre Longeray

How a Pilot Prepares for a Solar Powered Trip Round the World

We spoke to one of Solar Impulse 2's pilots ahead of test flights this week.
Victoria Turk

Round the World on Solar Power

Solar Impulse 2 will take off where its predecessor left and circumnavigate the globe with no fuel.
Victoria Turk
Motherboard Blog

The Solar-Powered Airplane Reaches the End of the Sky Road

We swung by its last public meet-and-greet Sunday, to see the semi-famous airplane in person, and take part in—what we assumed would be—screaming, adoring crowds.
Ben Richmond and Derek Mead
Motherboard Blog

Solar Impulse Is Slower Than the First Airplane to Cross America

The two trips are separated by a century, but as pioneers of their respective fields—solar aviation and aviation itself—Solar Impulse, which just completed the first solar-powered transcontinental flight, and the Vin Fiz Flyer beg to be compared.
Ben Richmond