quoteAt Green Road Solar, we know solar energy. As your Sun Valley solar experts, we have the skills and the knowledge necessary to making your home more eco-friendly through sustainable, clean resources. Whether you are looking to install solar panels on your property or are interested in the benefits of electric cars, Green Road Solar has you covered.

As your go-to solar energy ally, we like to keep you up to date with constant news and innovations pertaining to new solar technology. Last time, we brought you some interesting facts about London’s floating solar farm, capturing sunlight on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today, we are going to take a closer look at the history-making Solar Impulse, a record-breaking solar airplane.

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Solar Impulse arose from the vision of two men, André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard. They envisioned a future where air travel could be achieved without the use of jet fuel, planes relying solely on renewable energies and clean technologies. Many detractors said that a zero-fuel plane was an impossible concept, that any design would be too large and too light to control effectively. In 2009, Piccard and Borschberg proved the naysayers wrong. The Solar Impulse solar plane conducted its first test flight in December of that year, and in July of 2010, it flew an entire diurnal solar cycle which included nearly 9 hours of nighttime flight. In 2016, the duo completed the first ever circumnavigation of the globe without the use of fuel in the Solar Impulse 2. They flew nearly 40,000 kilometers in an effort to promote the use and development of clean and renewable energies, proving that solar energy has what it takes to stand up to technical, human, and operational challenges in ways that no one had previously thought possible.

Solar at Home

We only have this one Earth. With something so precious and so rare, why would we risk damaging it beyond repair? We realize that change doesn’t happen overnight, but we can take steps today to ensure a brighter future. Let’s start here at home, with eco-friendly solar power in our homes. Contact Green Road Solar to learn more about our solar panel installation services, as well as the tax incentives offered by the state of California. Partner with us today!