Solar Impulse 2


Solar powered aircraft preparing for a round-the-world flight

A Swiss airplane on solar batteries is preparing to perform a round-the-world trip.

The Swiss aircraft Solar Impulse 2 working exclusively on solar energy is preparing to take off on a world tour from the capital of the UAE at the end of February, and the end of the expedition is expected at the end of July.

It is assumed that if a solar-powered aircraft withstands all the tests, then this could be a major breakthrough in the creation of airborne equipment operating on alternative types of energy, in particular, on the energy of sunlight. Subsequently, solar panels can be fixed on conventional airliners, and even in the case of a small number of installed solar panels, fuel savings can be quite impressive, which will make air travel cheaper.