To commemorate this, Solar Impulse will take their Google+ URL (google.com/+solarimpulse) to new heights on the side of their Swiss Solar Impulse airplane.
This formal partnership is an important step in bringing Solar Impulse closer to its ultimate goal of flying around the world using only solar energy (2015).
According to Dr. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Co-Founders of Solar Impulse “this 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”.
The partnership comes out of the successful collaboration between Google and Solar Impulse this past summer during the Across America Mission. Solar Impulse will continue to leverage its multimedia and online activities across various Google platforms including YouTube, Google+, Google Glass and Google Earth in order to better communicate with its supporters.
Google+ will be Solar Impulse’s preferred social media channel and Google Hangouts broadcasted live during flight missions will bring the public closer to the pilots.