15 Oct '11, 1pm

Look up in the sky! It’s an airship, it’s an airplane… no, it’s Solar Ship!

Look up in the sky! It’s an airship, it’s an airplane… no, it’s Solar Ship!

Look up in the sky! It’s an airship, it’s an airplane… no, it’s Solar Ship! Here’s my latest Clean Break column about Toronto-based Solar Ship, which has designed a hybrid airship-airplane that’s driven only by solar power. This is a very cool creation. ————————————————- By Tyler Hamilton Mining companies operating in the most remote areas of Canada may want to take notice. Ditto for humanitarian groups looking for better ways to get life-saving medical supplies to hard-to-reach, disaster-stricken regions. A Toronto company called Solar Ship has designed an aircraft that it says will be able to travel 1,000 kilometres carrying up to 1,000 kilograms of cargo, powered only by the sunlight that shines on its back. It will also be able to take off from — and land on — a spot no larger than a high-school soccer field. Not quite an airship, not quite an airplane, the solar ship ...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2011/10/15/look-up-in-the-sky-it...

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