At its new home in Paris, the story of Solar Impulse can reach around 2m people each year, and more specifically the young people, who are the future. The aircraft will be located at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie for two years, which means that we will be able to share our message and our experience and enthusiasm about the future possibilities of clean technology, with over 6m people, which is incredible.
We have tried to make the display as interactive and informative as possible. Children can use our flight simulator to “fly” the SI1, and visitors learn all about the technology on board through various educational displays around the aircraft. For sure, it will be hard for any visitor to miss our display in the main hall given its impressive stature and we are very hopeful of generating a wider understanding and appreciation of the future of clean technologies and the role we can all play in this.
Solar Impulse One is open to the public from March 31, with the official opening ceremony taking place on May 19, 2015, which coincides with the start of the Climate & Business Summit in Paris.