solar-powered aircraft News

  • Electric Aircraft – the Newest Trend in Aviation

    Ground vehicles are not the only form of transportation making strides in eco-friendly technology. Before long, your aircraft tugs may be pulling ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Honeywell and Safran to Create Joint Venture to Launch New Green Aircraft Taxiing System

    PARIS, June 19, 2011 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and French aerospace leader Safran (NYSE Euronext Paris: SAF) (Paris:SAF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a joint venture company to deliver an innovative new electric green taxiing system for new and existing aircraft. Honeywell and Safran expect it to be installed on new aircraft and retrofitted on ...


    By Honeywell

  • The first solar-powered electric Car charging stations in Sofia, Bulgaria

    A1 Co., Ltd. and BIES Ltd. opened the first Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations in Sofia on 06.1.2012. The principle of operation of the station is simple - use of solar panels to collect solar energy. The connection between electric cars and batteries is performed by a special module. Electric cars in Bulgaria are still very few. According to experts, however, in 2012 a boom in the ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Lift off - solar-powered plane takes 24-hour flight

    A solar-powered aircraft which one day hopes to circle the globe has started a 24-hour test flight in Switzerland. Solar Impulse took off shortly before 5 am GMT, Wednesday from an airfield in Payerne, 80 miles northeast of Geneva. The plane is being piloted by Andre Borschberg who will fly the plane to a height of nearly 28,000 feet (8,500 meters) throughout the day. During the evening ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Supply Critical Hardware for Concentrated Solar Power Towers for Clean, Reliable Electricity

    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has received a contract from SolarReserve to supply critical hardware for its first commercial-scale power tower project with fully integrated energy storage.  The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, to be built near Tonopah, Nevada, will use molten salt thermal energy storage technology to provide clean, reliable electricity to ...


  • On a wing, a prayer and the power of the sun

    After six years of intense research using a 70-person team, Switzerland-based Solar Impulse has completed the building of the HB-SIA, which has a 63-foot wingspan-similar to a Boeing 747-400-but only weighs as much as an average sized family car. There has never been such a large aircraft that weighed so little. The aircraft has more than 12,000 solar cells mounted onto its wings. These provide ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Solar Impulse - a scale-model of the zero fuel airplane at the See Solar

    During the SEE Solar (South-East European Solar PV & Thermal Exhibition) which will take place on March 28-30.2012 in Sofia (Inter Expo Center), Solvay Sodi will present a scale-model of the zero fuel airplane – Solar Impulse. This is the first and only aircraft in the world which can fly day and night fuelled only by solar energy. Solvay, the main shareholder of Solvay Sodi, is the ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Solar plane prototype in first test flight

    This morning at 10:27, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA took off from Payerne (VD) airfield on its maiden flight. Under the eyes of thousands of spectators from all over Switzerland, Solar Impulse HB-SIA slowly climbed up to 1200 meters. The next 87 minutes Solar Impulse test pilot Markus Scherdel spent familiarizing himself with the prototype's flight behaviour and performing the initial flight ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ascent Solar Named Bye Aerospace Development Partner

    Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of flexible CIGS solar panels, has been named a development partner for Bye Aerospace Inc.’s innovative aircraft programs for the aerospace and defense markets. George Bye, Chairman and CEO of Bye Aerospace, said solar energy is a key component to several of Bye Aerospace’s programs. “One ...

  • Powering the world - endless energy is possible

    A new study - co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi - analyzing what is needed to convert the world's energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources says that it can be done with today's technology at costs roughly comparable to conventional energy. But converting will be a massive undertaking on the scale of the moon landings. What is ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New collaboration reinforces Cranfield’s solar reputation

    Cranfield University and Global CSP, developers of the world’s first precision engineered solar energy collector system, are to work together on two solar energy projects. The collaboration will involve testing and improving Global CSP’s solar energy collector system – the ‘solar captor’. Based on aircraft technology, the solar captor is fully insulated against ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies ScanEagle

    Insitu Inc. announced today that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first hydrogen-powered fuel cell flight during a two-and-a-half-hour flight test. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution was implemented as a modular upgrade to the runway-independent, expeditionary Group 2 ScanEagle UAS. The collaboration between Insitu, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and ...


    By InSitu d.o.o.

  • LDK Solar Announces Management Appointment and Promotions

    LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products, today announced one new appointment and several promotions to its management team.   Ron Kenedi has been appointed President of LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc., a subsidiary of LDK Solar dedicated to module sales in the North ...

  • Fuel Cells for Residential, Commercial and Military Power

    Like batteries, fuel cells produce electrical energy through an electrochemical process.  Unlike batteries, fuel cells are “conversion” devices that change some kind of chemical fuel into electricity.  Like combustion engines, fuel cells “convert” fuel into energy, but in this case the energy is electricity, not kinetic (movement) or heat. Fuel cells ...


  • Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First-Ever Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed today at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based ...


    By Honeywell

  • U.S. navy to power its fleet with biofuels, with help from the USDA

    The U.S. Department of the Navy has set a goal to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels from volatile areas of the world, in part by increasing its use of biofuels. The Navy recently announced five energy targets for the Navy and Marine Corps, and biofuels are a major component of four of those five energy targets. The five goals are: including energy efficiency and the energy footprint in ...

  • Gemasolar aerial images taken from the Solar Impulse zero-fuel airplane

    Gemasolar, the most innovative solar thermal plant in the world, owned by Torresol Energy – a joint venture between the engineering and technology group SENER and Masdar – has been photographed from the air by the zero-fuel airplane Solar Impulse, that landed in Seville (Spain) on June 23rd, days before completing its ...

  • Woodward Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Nordex to Supply Wind Power Converters

    FORT COLLINS, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/26/10 -- Woodward Governor Company (NASDAQ: WGOV) today announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with Nordex SE, Germany that will substantially increase Woodward's deliveries of wind power converters to Nordex. As a result of this agreement, Woodward will become a key supplier for Nordex's 2.5 MW wind turbines built for the European and North ...


  • Eaton`s Hydraulic Power-Generation System enhances reliability, efficiency and safety for New Dassault Falcon 5X Business Jet

    Power management company Eaton is supplying an advanced hydraulic power-generation system for the Dassault Falcon 5X, a new business jet unveiled today at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas, Nev. After the contract award in 2010, Eaton teamed with Dassault to design, develop and integrate the hydraulic power-generation system and controller logic along with a ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • ReportsnReports - Concentrating Solar: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017

    Concentrating Solar: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017   WinterGreen Research announces the following study:  Concdentrating Solar: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017. Concentrating solar is poised to become the largest of three ...


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