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Solar Impulse in California

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Solar Impulse 2 launches

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Sun Flyer prototype delivered

Article | Mar 04, 2016

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. has taken delivery of its Sun Flyer, a proof-of-concept, two-seat, solar-electric-powered trainer.

Solar Impulse back in the air

Article | Mar 03, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 made a successful test flight Feb. 26, the first flight following months of fundraising and upgrades.

Solar Impulse fully funded

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 has secured $20 million in new funding from corporate backers to complete its around-the-world journey promoting renewable energy.

Solar Impulse airplane undergoing repairs in Hawaii

Article | Jul 13, 2015

Round-the-world airplane Solar Impulse will sit grounded in Hawaii for several weeks to repair damage caused by battery overheating.

Five-day flight complete

Article | Jul 06, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.

Pacific crossing foiled

Article | Jun 01, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land in Japan after a cold front made the Pacific Ocean crossing to Hawaii too dangerous to attempt.

CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

Article | May 04, 2015

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.