Tuesday’s Tech: Round the World in a Solar Powered Plane

Clean Technology that can fly planes around the globe without a single drop of fuel – that’s the latest accomplishment of solar power. After the 8 world records set by the Solar Impulse prototype, when it became the first solar airplane ever to fly through the night, between two continents, and across the United States, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will soon reach the ultimate phase of the adventure in their 2015-2016 First Round-The-World Solar Flight. Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to complete flying 35,000 km having started from Abu Dhabi in March 2015 to India, Myanmar, China, Japan, U.S.A, Europe to Egypt and back to Abu Dhabi. Bertrand Piccard, psychiatrist and aeronaut, who made the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, is the initiator and chairman. André Borschberg, an engineer and graduate in management science, a fighter pilot and a professional airplane and helicopter pilot, is the CEO. Together these men are once again proving that clean technologies can accomplish incredible things!

Watch the progress of this flight live on http://www.solarimpulse.com

Positive News. Always!


Positive News: Major Transformation in World Energy Systems

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Its victory to Green Power as predicted by the New Energy Outlook 2016 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Transformation and decarbonisation of the world’s power systems is now on in full swing and by 2040, zero-emission energy sources such as wind and solar will account for over 60% of the 8.6TW of new power generating capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years.

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Electric cars will see a boom, accounting for 35% of new light-duty vehicle sales in 2040, a whopping 90 times the 2015 figure!

Seb Henbest, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BNEF, and lead author of NEO 2016, commented: “Some $7.8 trillion will be invested globally in renewables between 2016 and 2040, two thirds of the investment in all power generating capacity.”

All this and more could ensure we come in alignment with the United Nations 2°C climate target in good time!

Positive News. Always.


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