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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Solar Switzerland

Sustainable living The house that provides its own energy

Construction is nearly complete on an innovative, multi-family house in canton Zurich that can collect and store enough solar power to fulfil the ...

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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) ...

Solar impulse No fuel airplane

Solar Impulse is the first airplane of its kind to fly both during the night and day as the solar panels charge the batteries for night flying.