«With each of their great "firsts", the explorers of the last century constantly pushed back the limits of the impossible. Today, the drive to make new discoveries must go on, with the aim of improving the quality of life on our planet.»

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On April 9th, Solar Impulse 2 - the Round-The-World Solar Airplane - was unveiled to a public of 600 VIPs, friends and media, among whom HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Ueli Maurer, Swiss Federal Councillor. You can watch the Official Presentation again on our youtube channel or discover Solar Impulse 2.


«Just imagine your energy reserves increasing during flight! To make this dream a reality, we had to make maximum use of every single watt supplied by the sun, storing any surplus in our batteries.»

André Borschberg

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It was a personal dream to have ABB joining our family of partners, as we have exactly the same goal of improving the world by reaching more energy efficiency and saving natural resources of our planet.

Whilst Solar Impulse wants to motivate people to use clean technologies, ABB produces them to bring them on the market. This illustrates how realistic the message of Solar Impulse is. ABB makes it possible for everyone to use electrical power as efficiently as on our solar airplane, and to enable renewable energy and ...

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Whilst Solar Impulse wants to motivate people to use clean technologies, ABB produces them to bring them on the market. This illustrates how realistic the message of Solar Impulse is. ABB makes it possible for everyone to use electrical power as efficiently as on our solar airplane, and to enable renewable energy and sustainable transport.

With his background of engineer, André is elated as well. ABB is an ideal partner with its long history and rich heritage of technology innovation and this is exactly what also drives us. During the Official Presentation of Solar Impulse 2, on April 9, ABB will be joining the panel discussion around the topic “Meeting the Technological Challenges”.

By the way, have you noticed our new motto “Exploration to Change the World”? It fits so well with our new partnership.


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