Boeing Files Patent Application For ‘Solar Powered Airplane’
Boeing apparently wants to join Google and Facebook when it comes to developing solar airplanes as the company recently filed a patent application entitled “Solar Powered Airplane.”
Essentially, Boeing is looking to develop a wing-shaped drone that is capable of flying at high altitudes for extended periods of time.
Of course, the wing-shaped drone would be covered in solar panels in order to provide long-distance communications for example, possibly replacing satellites in the future.
Funny enough, the solar-powered airplane won’t really resemble an airplane at all because of the large amount of surface area it needs to generate enough power to stay in the air for a long time.
Stay tuned for updates.