Is there any way that solar airplanes could be used for transportation? We rely on airplanes so much that we use up lots of needed fuel and this raises the prices of shipping and airlines. solar powered airplanes be a reality sooner than you think. In the early 1980's, NASA (National Areonatics And Space Administation) started a government program that was classified. This program consisted of the plans of a prototype of a solar powered airplane. This airplane was called the Pathfinder.
NASA tested this airplane and the tests went well. Who knows? Maybe in the near future there will be solar powered airplanes. This would be a great way to say lots of energy and fuel.