By Lucy Wang / Source: Inhabitat

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft will soon attempt to set a world record by traveling around the world without using a single drop of fuel. After years of R&D, the team behind the innovative solar-powered plane just unveiled its detailed global flight route, which is set to take off in Abu Dhabi. In addition to making solar aviation history, the Swiss co-founders, Betrand Piccard and André Borschberg, and the Solar Impuse 2 Partners hope that the completion of the world’s first circumnavigating solar flight will boost greater support for clean, renewable technologies.

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