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March 1, 2016 AT 4:00 am

Solar Impulse plane makes first maintenance stop in Hawaii #SolarPower


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The Solar Impulse has completed almost half of it’s round-the-world journey with a maintenance stop in Hawaii. via phys.org

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has made a successful test flight in Hawaii, where it has been grounded for repairs on its round-the-world trek, the Swiss-based project said Saturday….

The aircraft took off from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 9, powered by 17,000 solar cells, with the aim of promoting renewable energy through a round-the-world flight.

Pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard have divided the flying throughout the groundbreaking project.

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