Whether it will be constructed passenger geliolyot?our world fight not the first decade against an energy crisis. Along with traditional power sources alternative actively develop. One of the directions - use of a sunlight.
The idea is, of course, not new. But very perspective. And it is proved in practice. In a number of the countries competitions on cycle mobiles to solar panels are held. Also the championships on cars too with the same panels took place. Technically does not make special complexity to begin to make them not in the form of experimental models, and large production lots. However, at the end of the past century sceptics said that consumers will be frightened off by the high cost of solar cars. However on polls left differently: most of respondents expressed readiness to get a solar car. Even if its price will be significantly higher than a traditional car with the petrol motor. Paradox? People forgot to count the money? Essence in another.
In the large cities transport considerably pollutes air. Completely it is impossible to avoid emissions at gasoline combustion. It is possible to lower them some. Requirements to producers of cars increased. Requirements became rigid and when passing technical inspection. It is possible to understand that in 10 - 15 years the automotive industry will be forced to reconstruct radically the relation to pollution of the atmosphere by cars. As a result, the innovations limiting pollution with admissible level will affect the car price. It can sharply “fly up“. The prospect is real. The alternative only one - to pass to environmentally friendly transport.
Interesting examples in this respect are in Germany now. There in the city of Kiel designed a sea catamaran of “PlanetSolar“ with solar panels. On it global autonomous cruise was made. He was 19 months en route. Important feature of a catamaran is that there was enough energy received from solar panels in the afternoon (which is partially given to accumulators) not only for work of electric motors at night, but also for needs of crew.
As we see, modern accumulators allowed to begin to release buses, minibuses, automobile cars, sea vessels with electric motors. There were they and by planes.
In 2011 - the m at institute of aircraft industry of the Stuttgart university (Germany) was developed the double eGenius plane. There are its specifications:
The maximum speed - 235 km/h.
Flying range - 400 km.
Lifting weight - 850 kg (taking into account the weight of the pilot and the passenger).
The eGenius plane is externally similar to a glider. With only that difference that in tail part there is an electric screw of the pushing type. Now “eGenius“ works seasonally at tourist lines. But all this does not geliolt. Does not use solar energy of “eGenius“. After each flight recharge of the accumulator from a network is necessary. In a word, I repeat, it does not geliolt, and electrolyte with the engine which is quite applicable at heliosummer.
And such geliolt constructed in Sweden, having given it the name “Solar Impulse“. The author of the project is the traveler Bernhardt Picard. Uniqueness of the plane is that it does not need a direct sunlight - recharge of accumulators during flight can go also at cloudy weather. Sensitive photo cells (from which the electricity is removed) - one of the best in the world by efficiency. Impress the plane sizes. Wingspan at it exceeds 70 meters - 15% more, than at passenger giant “The Boeing - 747“! On wings of heliosummer 7200 blocks of solar elements are installed. Gross weight can be compared to the weight of the average car - one and a half tons.
The fine air car which perfectly proved on distant non-stop flights. But “Solar Impulse“ nevertheless not passenger - in a cabin the place only for the pilot. Are disappointed? However we will remember that the aircraft, generally, in the remote past was born passenger not at once. So and from gelioleta the situation, probably, will repeat. There will be they and passenger. And even, perhaps, it is enough soon.