Solar impulse is currently making its way round the planet. The incredibly light plane comprises lightweight composites and light efficient photovoltaic panels that maximise the power that the plane can generate which generates 60 hp. Another application of solar power in action, the plane will hopefully increase the exposure of solar power and bring to peoples consciousness the benefits of solar power!
Hopefully the plane will pave the way for more people to use solar on moving vehicles and in other applications. Could we see light weight photovoltaic panels on laptops, cars and even bikes? As prices reduce we can increase the applications.