Swiss Solar Airplane Company ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
The team for the first long distance capable solar airplane, the Solar Impulse explains why they choose to partner with Abu Dhabi and Masdar an area that has made most of their economic gains from fossil fuels for the last 80 years.
The answer is the SHAMs concentrated solar thermal power plant which produced clean electricity on a utility scale for the surrounding area. Both of these solar projects, the Solar Impulse and SHAMs 1 are setting the example for what can be done to more the world away from fossil fuels and represent the first of many projects for each respective technology.
Great efforts from both teams and a good choice for partnership.
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