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A bold prediction from the Solar Impulse guys -- solar-powered passenger aircraft on the way!  Here's an excerpt:

The co-founder of a project that saw a solar-powered aircraft complete the first fuel-free flight around the world this year expects electric passenger planes to operate within a decade.

Bertrand Piccard, who along with fellow pilot Andre Borschberg founded Solar Impulse, also shrugged off concerns that US President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official could hamper global clean technology efforts.

Since completing their historic fuel-free flight in July, Mr Piccard and Mr Borschberg have been working on projects to show how the technologies used in their plane can be used in other applications.

Read the rest of the story here.

Written by
Huon Hoogesteger

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