The Solar Impulse, a plane that runs completely on renewable energy thanks to its solar panels on its wings, has just successfully made the flight from Rabat, Morocco to Madrid, Spain. The flight lasted nearly 17 hours.
André Borschberg, CEO and Founder of Solar Impulse, made a statement on the flight: “Bertrand did a wonderful flight and the aircraft’s technology has once again proven its reliability and its energy savings efficiency. This flight has taught us even more about the aircraft allowing us to fly through winds superior to the speed of the airplane.”
They originally chose to fly to Morocco based on the country’s commitment to renewable energy, very similar to that of Spain’s. Before heading home to Switzerland, there will be a few days of official events organized by Spanish authorities as well as by their official partners. We’ll keep you updated on Solar Impulse’s last flight and you can stay updated yourself via their Facebook/Twitter page or by their smartphone app called “Solar Impulse Inventing the Future” available on the Apple App store and Google Play.
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