Solar energy is becoming more and more popular with every day and it’s not weird anymore to see solar panels on top of houses. Why is solar energy so popular nowadays? And how can people get power from it? Find out in this article.
Solar power can be simply defined as some energy from the sun. Sun is very powerful source of energy and you know that without it life is impossible. Since sun won’t just disappear (I hope) this kind of energy is renewable. What does that mean? Unlike things like earth minerals, fossil fuels, nuclear fuels and similar can be exhausted at some point but energy that comes from the sun shouldn’t. This kind of energy also doesn’t destroy the [...]
Solar Impulse is the name of a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, and also the name of the project’s two operational aircraft. The privately financed project is led by Swiss engineer and businessman André Borschberg and Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard.
The aircraft are single-seat monoplanes powered by photovoltaic cells and capable of taking off under their own power. The prototype, often referred to as Solar Impulse 1, was designed to remain airborne up to 36 hours.It conducted its first test flight in December 2009. In July 2010, it flew an entire diurnal solar cycle, including nearly nine [...]