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Solar Impulse flies from Japan to Hawaii on solar power.

M2 EQUITYBITES-July 7, 2015-Solar Impulse flies from Japan to Hawaii on solar power


Pilot Andre Borschberg and Solar Impulse 2 arrived in Hawaii from Nagoya, Japan, after five days and nights of continuous flight without using a drop of fossil fuel.

The landing marks the longest non-stop, solar-powered flight in aviation history and is the most challenging leg for the plane's attempt to circumnavigate the globe, powered only by the sun.

As an original main partner in the Solar Impulse venture, Solvay developed new, lightweight technologies and applications to minimize weight and maximize energy efficiency on board the Solar Impulse 2.

"In many ways, Solar Impulse is a flying laboratory for new and existing lightweight technologies and other materials that can help to achieve breakthrough results in energy efficiency," according to Claude Michel, Solvay's Solar Impulse project manager. "It's a remarkably successful mix of innovation and imagination."

As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90 percent of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players.

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Date:Jul 7, 2015
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