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After touching down at 8:30pm CET on 24th July 2012, after a 6,000-kilometer (3700-mile) journey, the Solar Impulse HB SIA airplane broke the world record for the farthest distance ever travelled on a solar-powered aircraft.

For the entire duration of the trip, the plane was powered using four 10-horsepower motors powered exclusively by energy gathered from 11,628 photovoltaic panels. Regardless of the weather, these panels harvested the energy produced from the daylight where they then stored the energy using 400 kilograms worth of lithium batteries.

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