The Solar Ship is a hybrid airship, gaining lift from both buoyant gas and aerodynamics. Its wing-ship design allows for short take-off and landing. This design also provides a large surface area for solar electric power, allowing long, self-sufficient range. The result is transportation without depending on things that often aren’t available in remote areas – fossil fuels, roads, or runways.
Solar Ship has now built and successfully flown its first airship.