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Solar Electric Aircraft

Positive Future #211 (Feature photo – Solar Electric Aircraft – CCA SA 2.0 Generic)

While the thought of an airplane powered totally by solar panels is not part of our daily struggles, the human need to reach further is an important part of how we evolve to a better world. The Solar Impulse 2, for example, was the first solar plane to circumnavigate the world.

Now, a new effort to take solar flight into the upper reaches of the atmosphere (80,000 feet) is underway. CleanTechnica offers some greater perspective on the Solar Stratus – the solar electric plane that may soon reach the upper atmosphere in an historic flight. You can read the full story here:

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