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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Round the World on Solar Power
Solar Impulse 2 will take off where its predecessor left and circumnavigate the globe with no fuel.
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
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.