The first solar-powered hot air balloon in the world has made its debut flight at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Sunny weather meant the hybrid ballon could make its maiden flight this morning, to mark the city’s status as the UK’s first European Green Capital.
The balloon is partially powered by the sun and a conventional propane burner.
Constructed by Cameron Balloons in Bristol, it has been made using panels of fabric, which are specifically designed to soak in the sun’s rays.
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