Solar plane lands after completing 24-hour flight
An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all ni ...
Huge solar powered plane takes to the air (w/ Video)
Swiss team unveil pioneering solar plane
Round-the-world balloooning pioneer Bertrand Piccard unveiled his solar-powered aircraft in Switzerland on Friday, ready for another trend-setting circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.
Solar plane set for landmark round the world flight
A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it, organisers said Tuesday.
Solar plane to leave Switzerland ahead of round-the-world trip
A sun-powered plane was loaded onto a cargo carrier in Switzerland late Monday heading for the Middle East from where it will attempt a revolutionary round-the-world trip.
Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi
A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the ...
Solar Impulse 2 plane makes maiden flight (Update)
A sun-powered plane made a successful test flight on Monday, clearing a vital hurdle towards its goal of a round-the-world trip next year, its pilot and mission chiefs said.
Next generation solar plane unveiled in Switzerland (Update)
The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse formally unveiled their new aircraft Wednesday, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight. Solar Impulse 2 is the successor of the original plane ...
Solar powered plane finishes journey, lands in NYC (Update)
A solar-powered aircraft has completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Solar plane poised for last flight of US journey
For Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, flying an experimental solar aircraft across America has been exhilarating, but perilous at times.
Solar Plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous
In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.
US official: Solar plane to help ground energy use (Update)
The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized toy.
Solar-powered plane lands near Washington (Update)
A solar-powered plane nearing the close of a cross-continental journey landed at Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital early Sunday, only one short leg to New York remaining on a voyage ...
Solar plane departs St. Louis on next leg of US tour
The single-person, solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft departed St. Louis, Missouri early Friday en route to Cincinnati and then the US capital, organizers said.