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Soaring with Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) was the first aircraft of its kind to circle the globe – flown by two Swiss pilots and making several stops along the way.

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Record-breaker Swiss solar plane ends round-the-world tour

Solar Impulse 2 completes its record-breaking, round-the-world tour. Here are the facts on this high-flying project.

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FOCA The guys making sure Solar Impulse is safe

Adventurers are expected to take risks, but not at the expense of others. That’s why Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has to ...

Spirit in the sky Making aviation history through solar innovation

The ascent of aviation is a technological triumph. Today, the Solar Impulse uses high-tech to harness an elementary form of energy.

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Solar Switzerland

Solar energy Swiss physicist wins Becquerel Prize

Swiss physicist and professor Christophe Ballif has been awarded the Becquerel Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious photovoltaics awards, in ...

Falling emissions The Swiss houses making energy go a long way

Despite its growing population and the amount of space needed per person, Swiss household CO2 emissions dropped between 2000 and 2013. How?

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Piccard legacy A family piles up the records

Up in the air or down in the deep, breaking records is what the Piccard family has been good at for three generations.

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Mission accomplished Solar Impulse adventurer Bertrand Piccard: ‘We did it!’

After years of hard work, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have completed the first-ever, round-the-world solar flight. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

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