In 2018 history was made when Bertrand Piccard made the first non-stop trip around the world with a hot air balloon. Eleven years later; Piccard makes history again as the Founder of the Environmentally Friendly Solar Impulse; which is a Swiss-led solar-powered aircraft development project. The recently launched Solar Impulse carbon-fiber aircraft has officially been ushered into a new Green era that is fully sophisticated from solar power technology. Energy-saving Solar Impulse aircraft triumphantly glides to the Payerne airfield in Switzerland; making it the first aircraft to complete a 24-hour non-stop flight; only driven by the natural power of sunlight.
An Environmental Friendly Solar Impulse Flight Test
CEO and pilot Andre Borschberg conducted an Environmental Friendly Solar Impulse flight test; practicing the advanced energy-saving solar technology that he, Piccard, and their team developed. Advanced technology designed to be the Green Solar Impulse aircraft needed to not only utilize and convert solar energy to sustain the aircraft during daytime flights; but it also needs to include high-energy energy-efficient batteries that will convert and store the additional solar energy needed to turn on the night hours.
It took seven years of planning for the team to develop an Environmentally Friendly Solar Impulse aircraft. This solar-powered aircraft has a wingspan of Boeing 777 (207 feet) and enters with a weight of around a medium-sized car. This solar-powered aircraft is equipped with 12,000 solar cells and is designed with a single-seat cockpit.
Andre Borschberg, a former Swiss fighter pilot, departed with solar-powered aircraft equipped …