Solar Powered Airplanes?

When I was growing up, electricity was the only form of energy we used. Fast forward 20 years into the future, and you will find more forms of energy than you can count on your fingers. Technology is a beautiful thing; it makes everything around us do what they do. One of the most popular types of energy that is used all over the world today is solar energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world.Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 1.04.43 PM

Solar energy is energy that comes from the sun, so that explains why it’s the cleanest form of energy that we use today. For the use of solar energy, companies create large solar panels that are placed on top of roofs in homes to help save on the owner’s electric bill. At first, I thought the solar panels could only be used on houses than I started hearing about things like phone chargers.

Then one day I received news that the airline company that I worked for, Spirit Airlines, were going to start using solar panels on the airplanes. It was at that moment that I realized how useful solar panels could be. At the time, I thought the news announcement was something that was going to be happening in the future. There was no way they could build that many solar panels in a short period. That’s when one of my co-workers informed me that the airline company was getting the solar panels from a company called Roller Die. Roller Dies is a company who is known for manufacturing solar panels.

I wanted to know more about solar panels, so I did some research on the Roller Die company. It turns out; they are one of the leading manufacturers of solar panels in the entire world. They specialized in anything that could use solar energy, which explained why the airline I work for chose them to work on the solar panels for the airplanes. They did more than just make the roller panels; they even made custom roll forming that the solar panels use to get direct contact from the sun.

3025215-inline-s-airplane-11Within one week of receiving the news, the airline company was introducing new solar powered airplanes. After the first month, nearly every airplane at the airport was solar powered. The use of solar power in genius, the sun has been producing energy for billions of years. It’s about times we figured how to put all of this energy to use. Solar power is a renewable source of energy unlike non- renewable sources such as fossil fuels. Solar energy technologies use the sun’s energy to light homes, produce hot water, heat homes, and electricity. The most important thing about solar power is that we are saving the planet by using it. I am proud to work at an airline company that cares. Read More...