DARIEN, Conn., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a solar plane that can fly day or night without any fuel, completes the final leg of its 5000 km round trip journey between Switzerland and Morocco it will have made history and paved the way for a new frontier in aviation. It is this accomplishment and its impact on the future potential in solar flight that has caught the eye of Soluxe Solar, a Connecticut-based solar company that honors major developments, accomplishments and innovators in the solar industry with its weekly Soluxe "Solar Flare" award.
"The ability of the Solar Impulse to make this journey without fuel has tremendous, far reaching implications on the future of solar flight and what could now be possible," says Soluxe Solar CEO Jeffrey Mayer. "It is a significant achievement from a technological and environmental perspective and we felt the perfect honoree for this week's Solar Flare."
The Solar Impulse, which is made of carbon fibre and operates completely without fuel, began its momentous journey in May as it departed from Switzerland. The giant plane which is the size of a jumbo jet but weighs less than a family car is operated by 12,000 solar cells turning four electrical motors. This test flight is said to be a rehearsal for a 2014 World Tour.
Every week Soluxe Solar honors a development or innovator in the world of solar as part of its campaign to educate people about the rapidly advancing possibilities of solar power. The solar company announces its weekly "Solar Flare" honoree on the company's facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SoluxeSolar and website, www.soluxesolar.com.
For a more in-depth look at the Solar Impulse, visit http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/47077/Business/Economy/First-intercontinental-flight-on-Solar-plane-lands.aspx
Soluxe Solar is committed to helping homeowners and small business owners take advantage of the sun's free energy using solar power systems. Headquartered in Darien, CT, the Soluxe Solar leadership team combines decades of expertise in the energy markets and solar technology. Soluxe Solar prides itself on delivering premium customer service, high quality products, and hassle-free installation. Soluxe Solar aims to help customers save money and save the planet at the same time.
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