Solar Impulse co-founder special guest at Monaco’s Pavilion

Bertrand Piccard at the Monaco Astana Pavillon 2017 Photo: MIE
Bertrand Piccard at the Monaco Astana Pavillon 2017 Photo: MIE

The Monaco Pavilion at the Astana World Expo was privileged to host the Swiss aeronaut Dr Bertrand Piccard, the co-developer and co-pilot of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, the first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power.

The voyage, which lasted from March 2015 to July 2016, was a world first and established the viability of solar power for development in a commercial application. His presence at the Pavilion underlined Monaco’s commitment to green energy.

The enterprise was launched with the strong support of the Prince Albert II Foundation and the control centre for Solar Impulse was based in the Principality.

Its progress is represented by the Monaco Pavilion for visitors on its interactive wall.


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