Fitted to the wings of the Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered aircraft in which the two Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg completed their sensational circumnavigation of the world on July 26, 2016, are 17,248 solar cells.
These 17,248 solar cells are linked together using high-efficiency Meyer Burger connection technology to create an impressive and remarkably powerful wing surface. The innovative connection technology enables the aircraft to efficiently transport the solar energy generated by the solar-active surface measuring 72 m in length with a total area of 269.5 m2. The circumnavigation of the world without the use of a single drop of fuel in an aircraft propelled exclusively by solar energy demonstrates the power and durability of photovoltaics and thus their relevance for the energy revolution.
We are proud to have made a contribution to the achievement of this milestone with our cell connection technology.