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Amazing Solar Powered Plane will Fly Around the World in 2015

Solar powered flight is becoming more and more of a reality!

This thing is light (only 2.3 metric tons), efficient, has about 7,200 solar cells on top of the wings, and I’d imagine it has an insane amount of battery storage to soak all of that sun up!

It will fly around the world, but not nonstop. It will take about 20 days of total flight, spread out across a few months – probably to do energy analysis and troubleshooting along the way.

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Paul Newcomb
 

Chief editor here at Powered By Mother Nature. I am passionate about renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, biomass energy, and helping others take advantage of them.

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me - February 25, 2015

i wan to know what it does

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