It takes nerves of steel to launch off into the blue yonder on a plane powered by bright yellow sunshine only. TheSolar Impulse 2 (SI2), a solar powered plane with unlimited autonomy capable of flying day and night with no fuel, has taken off from Abu Dhabi on March 3rd, 2015. This airplane is attempting to achieve the first round-the-world flight, powered only by solar energy. MoëtHennessy has announced its two-year support as an Official Partner for Solar Impulse and its team. The India leg of the Solar Impulse journey has stops planned inAhmedabad and Varanasi where MoëtHennessy Indiawill extend support to the initiative, and raise awareness for renewable energy.
Giving the challenge an emotional flavor MoëtHennessy’s 6,000 employees all over the world will also be part of the adventure through a digital platform where they can discover the project from the inside. The online platform will be open to anyone who wants to follow the adventure live and feature content published by Solar Impulse.
About Solar Impulse
Solar Impulse is the brain child of pilots and founders Bertrand Piccard (Initiator and Chairman) and André Borschberg (CEO). A psychiatrist and explorer, Bertrand Piccard flew around the world in a hot-air balloon in 1999; and the design team is led by André Borschberg, seasoned flight design engineer, entrepreneur and former Swiss fighter pilot.
Solar Impulse is attempting an eleven-stop tour around the world. Sitting in the cockpit, Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard, initiator and president, and André Borschberg, co-founder and CEO, will join forces with their team to show how a pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.
This association with such a path breaking initiative is symbolic for MoëtHennessy, which has a legacy of pushing the envelope and conquering new territories. For those who do not know, the first consignment of MoëtHennessy champagne was dispatched to Russia dating back to 1780, by Veuve Clicquot. Hennessy started exporting cognac to the United States in 1787, two years before the French Revolution, followed by China in 1859. Today, MoëtHennessy exports 95% of its production and is the world’s leading producer and exporter of luxury wines and spirits. Another reason for Supporting Solar Impulse also means celebrating a leap towards a better world. MoëtHennessy believes in the vast potential of renewable energy sources. The brand derives all its products from the earth, and has a proactive environmental policy based on seven key elements: sustainable agriculture, energy, water and effluents, waste and recycling, ecological design, a green supply chain and choosing responsible providers.