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  • UNEP Champion Crosses United States in Solar Aircraft

    A solar-powered aircraft piloted by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Champion of the Earth Dr. Bertrand Piccard and his colleague André Borschberg today embarked on the second leg of a coast-to-coast flight across the United States, aimed at highlighting the every growing possibility of a clean-energy future. Dr. Piccard was in 2012 among six winners of the Champions of the Earth award, ...

  • Electric Aircraft – the Newest Trend in Aviation

    Ground vehicles are not the only form of transportation making strides in eco-friendly technology. Before long, your aircraft tugs may be pulling ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • AeroVironment Solar-Powered Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Achieves Continuous Flight for More Than Nine Hours

    AeroVironment Solar-Powered Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Achieves Continuous Flight for More Than Nine Hours Groundbreaking development in the evolution of small unmanned aircraft systems; advanced solar cells increase hand-launched Puma AE endurance by 350 percent Far-reaching implications for small UAS utility in military, public safety and commercial uses Alta Devices ...


    By Aerovironment Corporate

  • Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023 : Researchmoz.us

    Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. ...


  • Research and Markets: Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3hprmb/manned_electric) has announced the addition of the "Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts" report to their offering. Hybrid & ...


  • Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Solar-powered plane ready for first international flight

    Solar Impulse is on standby for its first international flight this week. Brussels has been chosen as the destination for the first venture outside Swiss borders, which follows the solar powered aircraft's maiden flight and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solar powered plane finishes journey, lands in NYC

    A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that started in California in early May. For Saturday's final leg, the aircraft left Dulles ...


    By Associated Press

  • World Manned Electric Aircraft Market 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts,Analysis,Growth

    Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. They expand the market ...


  • Manned Electric Aircraft Market: Global Trend and forecast Research Report 2013-2023

    Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. They expand the  ...


  • The first solar-powered electric Car charging stations in Sofia, Bulgaria

    A1 Co., Ltd. and BIES Ltd. opened the first Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations in Sofia on 06.1.2012. The principle of operation of the station is simple - use of solar panels to collect solar energy. The connection between electric cars and batteries is performed by a special module. Electric cars in Bulgaria are still very few. According to experts, however, in 2012 a boom in the ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Lift off - solar-powered plane takes 24-hour flight

    A solar-powered aircraft which one day hopes to circle the globe has started a 24-hour test flight in Switzerland. Solar Impulse took off shortly before 5 am GMT, Wednesday from an airfield in Payerne, 80 miles northeast of Geneva. The plane is being piloted by Andre Borschberg who will fly the plane to a height of nearly 28,000 feet (8,500 meters) throughout the day. During the evening ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

    With its wings stretched wide to catch the sun's energy, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak Monday in a historic first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seat aircraft when it lumbered into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Swiss solar-powered plane makes its maiden flight

    A solar-powered aircraft took its maiden flight on April 7 in Switzerland, achieving the latest milestone in a project that aims to launch a zero-emission flight around the world in 2012. Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a lightweight prototype with the 208-foot wingspan of a Boeing 747-400, climbed to just under 4,000 feet during its 87-minute flight. The aircraft has nearly 12,000 silicon mono-crystalline ...

  • Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

    A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg - and its first sea crossing - of its historic round-the-world trip. The Solar Impulse 2 touched down at Ahmadabad airport in Gujarat state about 16 hours after it took off from Muscat, Oman, for the 1,465-kilometer (910-mile) flight without a drop of fuel. The world's first aircraft powered by ...


    By Associated Press

  • FedEx inaugurates new solar-powered hub at Cologne Bonn Airport

    FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, joined with Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany today to inaugurate the new FedEx ...

  • Solar airplane a step closer

    A prototype solar-powered airplane completed several important tests last Thursday and Friday. Solar Impulse’s HB-SIA, which was finished this past summer, taxied down a runway using power from the 11,000 solar cells covering its wings and did a series of acceleration and braking tests. The next test will be revving up the plane to its 35km/hour take-off speed. Founder of Solar Impulse, Bertrand ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • On a wing, a prayer and the power of the sun

    After six years of intense research using a 70-person team, Switzerland-based Solar Impulse has completed the building of the HB-SIA, which has a 63-foot wingspan-similar to a Boeing 747-400-but only weighs as much as an average sized family car. There has never been such a large aircraft that weighed so little. The aircraft has more than 12,000 solar cells mounted onto its wings. These provide ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Completion of Solar Power Generation System Donated by MHI at DOWACEN, a Japanese Language Teaching Center in Vietnam

    Tokyo, Dec 17, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - On December 17 a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a solar power generation system donated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) took place at the Dong Anh-Okinawa Economic and Cultural Exchange Center (DOWACEN) in Hanoi, a facility that also provides Japanese language teaching. MHI donated the system, which consists of tandem-type photovoltaic ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Supply Critical Hardware for Concentrated Solar Power Towers for Clean, Reliable Electricity

    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has received a contract from SolarReserve to supply critical hardware for its first commercial-scale power tower project with fully integrated energy storage.  The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, to be built near Tonopah, Nevada, will use molten salt thermal energy storage technology to provide clean, reliable electricity to ...


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