The Target is Set: Keep the environment safe by using renewable energy, which means energy sourcing from sun and does not spread emission. The vehicle on the other hand is the 72-meter-long plane with its 17 thousand 248 sun cells on its wings, the Solar Impulse 2 weighing only 2,3 tons.
Thanks to its lithium batteries, the Solar Impulse 2 is able to fly during night time while storing solar energy during day time.
It started the planned World tour on 05 March 2015 from Abu Dhabi. It stopped in Oman, India, Myanmar, China, Japan and Hawaii. Due to the strong winds in Japan and hot weather in Hawaii, it had to stop for longer time than estimated and received maintenance and repair processes.
When the World tour is finalized, Solar Impulse 2 is going to be the first plane to do this with solar energy as will its innovators and pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg be the first human beings to do so.
Flying around 45 kilometers an hour, Solar Impulse 2 has wings long as Boeing 747 jumbo jets.
Nowadays it is continuing its route from Pennsylvania to New York, then West Europe over the Atlantic Ocean and to South Africa. After stopping in the Mediterranean, it is going to be at the point where all this history started, in Abu Dhabi.
Solar Impulse 2 is a beautiful truth of the projected imaginations being realized.