The plane seen from above in the cavernous Moffett Field hangar: It’s lithium ion batteries can put out a maximum peak power of about 45 kilowatts, about as much as an electric motor scooter, said Borschberg. It has similar battery capacity to a high-end Tesla electric car, he said.
I appland the effort being undertaken with the solar plane and like the battery night time flying solution. The innovation is critical to get others thinking outside of the box. I still question the cost to produce solar power vs the traditional power generation cost. If and when solar can be competitive with water/coal/etc power generation costs then we will see a revolution. Until then, it is a neat concept but only a proof of concept and not a real world solution. Again, I love the idea but question the cost.
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