ABB will support Bertrand Piccard and AndrA[c] Borschberg in their attempt to fly around the world in a solar powered airplane in 2015.

 
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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Mon, Apr 7, 2014 - ABBas heritage of technology innovation in renewables, sustainable transportation and energy efficiency makes it an ideal partner for Solar Impulse, which is attempting the first round-the-world flight powered by the sun ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced on Apr. 6 it will support Bertrand Piccard and AndrA[c] Borschberg in their attempt to fly around the world in a solar powered airplane in 2015. The first-ever flight through the night with a solar airplane as well as record-breaking missions across Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the United States brought worldwide attention to Bertrand Piccard and AndrA[c] Borschberg with their Solar Impulse endeavor, demonstrating the enormous potential of clean technologies and showing how a pioneering spirit can achieve the impossible. Now the Solar Impulse team is preparing for the ultimate technological challenge: to circumnavigate the globe in a plane powered only by the sunas energy. On April 9, the team will unveil a new airplane, which will be used to attempt the round-the-world flight in 2015. aThis partnership brings together two Swiss-based global leaders that are passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation to achieve a better world,a said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. aWe believe in Bertrandas vision, and we are convinced that by pioneering innovative technologies we will be able to decouple economic growth from energy consumption and environmental impact. Today, ABB is a global leader for solutions to enable energy efficiency, sustainable transportation and renewables and like Solar Impulse we are always challenging the boundaries of what is technologically possible.a aIt was my dream to have ABB as technology partner of Solar Impulse,a said Bertrand Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse. aWe have the same goal of improving the world by using energy more efficiently and conserving natural resources.a aSolar Impulse and ABB are technology innovators and pioneers,a said Andre Borschberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Impulse. aWe 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.a Switzerland-based ABB is a global leader in renewables, sustainable transportation and energy efficiency. The company is the worldas second-largest supplier of...

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