Legacy and technological spinoff of Solar Impulse
Two electric airplanes
Solar Impulse airplanes have flown more than 1500 hours electric
Solar Impulse 2 flew around around the world, covering 45'000 KM and was certified to fly over densely populated areas
Solar Impulse believes in the power of symbols. By writing new pages in electric aviation using solar energy with no fuel nor polluting emissions, Solar Impulse demonstrated the enormous potential of clean technologies for energy savings and renewable energy production.
Co-founded by André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, the project was both scientific and innovative. Solar Impulse’s mission was to raise society’s awareness of the need to be sparing with the planet’s energy resources which includes the adoption of clean and energy efficient technologies.