Advanced Solar Plane Soars With Ease Over The US

Category: Companies / May 03, 2013 3:27PM EDT
A solar powered plane flew over San Francisco wowing crowds as it endeavors to fly across the country. The plane dubbed the Solar Impulse will fly on the sun’s energy and the plane makers hope that the plane will eventually fly around the world. The aircraft runs on the same power as a motor scooter and the batteries are rechargeable. It can climb to 28,000 feet with an average pace of 43 miles per hour. The project is hoped to raise awareness and support for clean energy technologies around the world. The project begun is 2003 with a 10-year budget of $112 million. The first flight was in June from Spain to Morocco. Video Courtesy Of Reuters