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Solar Flight Proves the Power of Clean Energy Technologies

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JUSTINE MURPHY, SENIOR EDITOR, [email protected]

The eagle has landed. And the “eagle” in this case is a solar-powered airplane. The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) — part of Solar Impulse, a program that aims to demonstrate and promote the power of clean technologies — touched down in Mountain View, Calif., on April 24, and just in time for Earth Day weekend. It was the final stage of a pioneering flight that began in early March 2015. Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard manned this final leg of the approximately 22,000-mile trip that left the Kalaeloa Airport in Hawaii on April 21, where it had been since last...Read full article

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