The world’s first solar-powered blimp is ready to tackle the English Channel. A group of French students created Projet Sol’r in an attempt to build and fly a solar-powered blimp.
The result was the solar-powered Nephelios. Projet Sol’r and Nephelios has been a two-year process that has led the team to a 22-foot blimp that can travel at speeds between 30-35 kilometers per hour.
Projet Sol’r has grown to around 50 students, all putting in countless hours trying to get the solar-powered Nephelios ready for its maiden voyage.