Really cool: an airplane powered only by the sun flew across the Atlantic and landed safely. This was the longest flight ever made by a solar powered plane.
Air travel is one of our least eco-friendly methods of transportation; flights produced 770 million tons of CO2 in 2015 worldwide. Even though this plane had only two passengers and the journey took 3 days (71 hours) to get from New York to Spain, the possibilities presented are amazing. Using alternative energy, such as solar, isn’t in our future, it’s happening now—there are real, sustainable, clean methods of sourcing energy on a personal and large-scale level, and the best thing we can do for our planet is to transition towards these methods.
Okay, I’ll take a deep breath now… I get very excited about solar. But you should, too! The sun has the potential to power our entire world—but we have to start using it, now.