Team Unveils Solar-Powered Plane It Plans to Fly Around the World

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  1. gregm

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    Always great to hear that this technology is being explored.

    It would be great if they can find an affordable way to add solar panels to the wings of each plane to help power parts of the plane. Now that Wifi is becoming more common on planes and passengers being able to charge their electronic devices, it would be great if we can have solar panels as a secondary source of power for the planes.
     
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    I'm surprised not to hear very much of anything solar powered in flight. You figure the sun is measurably stronger at higher altitudes so it would be the perfect conditions.
     
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