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Let’s run the world with clean technologies

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André Borschberg initiated the Crossing of the United States

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Let’s run the world with clean technologies The two record-breaking solo flights of André Borschberg from Nagoya to Hawaii and Bertrand Piccard from Hawaii to San Francisco give a clear message: everybody could use the same technologies on the ground to halve our world’s energy consumption, save natural resources and improve our quality of life.

Story

Bertrand Piccard’s family tradition and vision for progress and sustainability. Aircraft construction led by André Borschberg.

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Adventure

André Borschberg's record-breaking flight from Nagoya to Hawaii realized Bertrand Piccard's vision: clean technologies can achieve the impossible.

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Pilots & team

A psychiatrist-explorer, an engineer-entrepreneur, a multidisciplinary team, partners and patrons to achieve the impossible.

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Explorers

Pioneering for clean technologies Two pilots associated to demonstrate the potential of cleantechs: Bertrand Piccard, psychiatrist and explorer with his avant-gardist vision, and André Borschberg, engineer and entrepreneur with his managerial experience.

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The adventure continues

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Around the world

35 000 km without fuel to show change is possible A bold challenge and an meaningful adventure around the world to encourage people to protect our quality of life by using energy efficiency and renewable energies. Travelling across land and ocean, to inspire the public, students, entrepreneurs and political leaders. Let’s spread the #futureisclean message.

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Leg 1
Abu Dhabi to Muscat
2015-03-09

Leg 2
Muscat to Ahmedabad
2015-03-10

Leg 3
Ahmedabad to Varanasi
2015-03-18

Leg 4
Varanasi to Mandalay
2015-03-19

Leg 5
Mandalay to Chongqing
2015-03-30

Leg 6
Chongqing to Nanjing
2015-04-21

Leg 7
Nanjing to Nagoya
2015-06-01

Leg 8
Nagoya to Hawaii
2015-07-03

Leg 9
Hawaii to San Francisco
2016-04-24

Leg 10
San Francisco to Phoenix
2016-05-03

Leg 11
Phoenix to Mid. USA (1)

Leg 12
Mid. USA (1) to Mid. USA (2)

Leg 13
Mid. USA (2) to New York

Leg 14
New York to Europe

Leg 15
Europe to Abu Dhabi

Airplane

A flying laboratory full of clean technologies 12 years of research and development, to develop an aircraft powered by dozens of environmentally friendly products and processes built with our partners. These technologies are opening up new industrial markets and offering an opportunity for economic development, job creation and profit.

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Join us

Spread the word A clean future will not happen without you. Invite friends and family to join the cause and get involved in the discussion. Apply clean technologies to your life, and encourage others to do so. Help us raise awareness about clean techs in schools by helping us to finance our educational activities.

Educational activities

Solar Impulse provides a powerful educational platform for schools and universities students. Help us develop our activities or bring the project to your kids and schools.

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Supporters program

Join us to inspire children. Your donation will finance our educational activities: adopt a solar cell, get your official badge, a private visit of Si2, or become a pioneer with your name on the aircraft!

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Shop

Discover the official Solar Impulse shop: dress like the pilots and the solar team. T-shirts, polos, sweaters, pilot jackets for men, women and also kids.

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