2015 Detroit NAIAS Auto Show

Solar Impulse

The Solar Impulse 100% solar-powered aircraft was unveiled near Zurich on June 26th.
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After six long years of planning, talking and hard work, the world has finally had its first look at the 100% solar-powered Solar Impulse HB-SIA. This remarkable feat of engineering, with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 but only the weight of an average family car, has over 12,000 solar cells powering four electric motors with a maximum power of 10HP. The aircraft prototype is expected to take its first flights before the end of the year.  Read More

The Solar Impulse project is approaching reality with a fully assembled prototype set to b...

The lofty ambitions of the Solar Impulse project are approaching reality with a fully assembled prototype set to be unveiled to the public for the first time on June 26th. Entirely powered by the sun, the aircraft designated HB-SIA has a giant wingspan of 61 meters and is covered in almost 12,000 solar cells.  Read More

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