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  • Solar-powered plane wraps first leg of flight across US May 5, 2013

    The flight from San Fransisco to Phoenix took 18 hours and 18 minutes on Saturday - and didn't use a drop of fuel. A solar-powered airplane that developers hope eventually to pilot around the world landed safely in Phoenix on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the...
  • World's first 'solar plane' to fly across US April 3, 2013

    Houston: A first of its kind ultra-lightweight plane powered completely by the sun is set to fly coast-to-coast this spring. The Solar Impulse plane will stop in Dallas city in Texas during its historic cross-country journey that begins on May 1, 2013 its creators announced on Tuesday. The plane, which...
  • Fly green with a solar-powered plane November 7, 2007

    Switzerland: With the number of airline passengers worldwide expected to triple by 2030, the environmental costs of flying are also set to soar in proportion. But now, Swiss inventors are developing a solar plane. The 90-million dollar enterprise, Solar Impulse, is the plane which they hope will be able to fly...