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Google gets behind 100% solar plane

Internet giant Google has thrown its support behind Solar Impulse, the world record-breaking solar plane.

Google is the official “Internet Technology Partner” of the plane co-founded by Swiss adventurers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.

This year, the duo completed a flight (with pit stops) across the U.S. on the 100% solar powered plane. Their next goal is to fly around the world only using solar power in 2015, and will use Google platforms to share their progress with supporters.

Solar Impulse founders with Google's Larry Page Credit: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse founders with Google’s Larry Page Credit: Solar Impulse

According to Dr. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the partnership is “a unique occasion to promote mutually shared values like pioneering spirit, innovation, engineering excellence and clean technologies allowing to protect natural resources.”

“With Google on board, our reach with the public, younger generations, media and political and business decision makers will be significantly enhanced,” they continued.


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