Solar impulse completes 26-hour day-night flight

Photo credit: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse – the aircraft powered entirely by solar energy – has successfully completed its maiden 26-hour day-night flight. This is a major milestone for the project, as it demonstrates the aircraft’s capacity to store solar power during the day and then use this energy to continue flying through the night.

The HB-SIA, piloted by André Borschberg, took-off from Payerne airfield in Switzerland at 6:51AM local time on July 7 and returned to Payerne on the stroke of 9AM this morning, July 8.

Cavotec once more congratulates the Solar Impulse team for challenging the limits of engineering and technology in pursuit of making our lives more sustainable.