Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Solar Impulse 2 video


Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Official Unveiling on April 9 (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All.

I don’t know how many of you are aware of this, but the beautiful solar airplane that flew day and night across the United States last year was a prototype. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg were both training in Solar Impulse 1 — HB-SIA — for their big adventure, the first round-the-world flight powered by the sun.

In anticipation of the unveiling of the new Solar Impulse 2 airplane, we have a video released from the team at Solar Impulse that shows us some of the innovative design and technical work, that has gone into building HB-SIB. [Editor’s Note: CleanTechnica site director Zachary Shahan will actually attend the unveiling, courtesy of ABB, and have exclusive interviews with the Solar Impulse co-founders Piccard and Borschberg.]

Solar Impulse 2, Official Presentation Trailer — April 9

On April 9, 2014, Solar Impulse 2, The Round-The-World Solar Airplane will be presented for the first time. Find more information on:

The Round-The-World Solar Airplane:

In May, it will be ready to take to the skies and make its first test flights. Right now, part of the team is putting the final touches to the plane and concentrating on completing the ground vibration tests. Others, in turn, are focusing on preparations for the Official Unveiling, due to take place on 9 April … so that you can follow this historic event live online, from 3PM to 5:30PM Swiss Time, on 

Tune in to see the official presentation of the Round-The-World Solar Airplane, “Solar Impulse 2”. Add this event to your Google Calendar

You may want to see our other stories on the Official Unveiling of Solar Impulse 2:

ABB & Solar Impulse Form Strategic Alliance — Reveal Coming April 9

Save The Date: April 9, Solar Impulse 2 To Be Unveiled (VIDEO)

Stay current with all of the news about Solar Impulse 2 by subscribing to our cleantech newsletter or solar newsletter.

Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech news coverage? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

Don't want to miss a cleantech story? Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Written By

-- I am an artist, painter, writer, interior designer, graphic designer, and constant student of many studies. Living with respect for the environment close at hand, the food chain, natural remedies for healing the earth, people and animals is a life-long expression and commitment. As half of a home-building team, I helped design and build harmonious, sustainable and net-zero homes that incorporate clean air systems, passive and active solar energy as well as rainwater collection systems. Private aviation stirs a special appeal, I would love to fly in the solar airplane and install a wind turbine in my yard. I am a peace-loving, courageous soul, and I am passionate about contributing to the clean energy revolution. I formerly designed and managed a clean energy website,


#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.


Support our work today!

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports




Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Clean Power

One of the largest pumped hydro facilities in the world is about to go online in Switzerland near the border with France.


This "solar tower" deploys solar energy to convert water and carbon dioxide to produce non-fossil kerosene for sustainable jet fuel.


The most purchased new car in Switzerland is a Tesla, according to a report by RebelinkPress, which cited Reuters, and a report presented by...


There are now 15 European countries that have 15% or more of new-car buyers buying plugin electric cars (full electric cars or plugin hybrids)....

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.