Are You Inspired by the Solar Impulse Solar Only Airplane Project?

the solar impulse 2 solar only airplane as it prepares for flight
The team prepares the solar impulse for flight

Solar Impulse Solar Only Airplane Project ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

Robert Swan is a polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles. He is an exceptionally gifted communicator and is regarded as one of the world’s top motivational speakers.

He describes himself as a patron of the Solar Impulse project, which is a Swiss venture to circumnavigate the globe in a solar only airplane. He was the first person to walk to both poles.

Rob swan and the inspiration of the solar impulse project

 

As a way of bringing attention to the impact of climate change, and inspired by the team of the solar impulse he is heading back to the poles this time powered only by solar energy, one year after the solar plane completes it trip around the world.

the solar impulse 2 solar only airplane that will circumnavigate the globe

Inspired by the Solar Impulse 2 solar plane project

Are you inspired? We certainly are.

the solar impulse 2 solar only airplane as it prepares for flight

The team prepares the solar impulse for flight

A close up of the cockpit of the solar impulse solar only

How would it be to spend 20 hours in such a small cockpit?

 

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.