The future starts today
Solvay researchers, chemists and engineers in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and the United States have left their marks on both planes which carry more than 6,000 Solvay parts. Solvay’s 15 products on the Si2 have enhanced its performance while keeping weight to a minimum. With a 72 meter wingspan, the plane’s weight 2.34 tons is similar to that of a jeep, while its horse power is similar to a motorbike’s.
Thanks to Solar Impulse, Solvay’s advanced chemical solutions and advanced materials have accessed a host of promising new markets, including solar panel protection, computer and mobile phone batteries, baggage compartments on planes and sustainable solutions in mobility.