Solar power takes flight

A solar plane supported by ABB took its maiden flight in June.
The Solar Impulse aims to be the first solar-powered aeroplane to fly around the world non-stop and ABB is one of the project’s four main partners through a technology alliance. It supports a team led by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

“Solar Impulse and ABB are technology innovators and pioneers,” said Andre Borschberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Impulse. “We both want to motivate people to use clean technologies; ABB and Solar Impulse will work together on key technologies like power electronics for our mutual benefit.”

Solar Impulse 2 on a test flight out of Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland