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Solar Impulse

November 28, 2016 @ 11:30 pm - November 29, 2016 @ 2:00 am

Co-sponsored by: PELS – Dr. Brandon Grainger

I will be talking about my experience working as an electrical engineering on the ground crew of Solar Impulse: the first airplane to go around the world only powered by the sun!

This project accomplished something that still seems impossible today: the First Round-The-World Solar Flight, powered only by the sun, with no fuel or polluting emissions.
In line with the Piccard Family tradition of scientific exploration and protection of the environment, Solar Impulse wanted to demonstrate that clean technologies can achieve impossible goals.

The record breaking solo flight of 5 days and 5 nights without fuel from Nagoya to Hawaii gives a clear message : everybody could use the plane’s technologies on the ground to halve our world’s energy consumption, save natural resources and improve our quality of life. This message will continue to be spread by the pilots to the general public, students, key decision-makers and entrepreneurs all over the world.

In July, we landed in Abu Dhabi and I will talk about my experience throughout the project and how I coped with achieving the impossible!

Speaker(s): Paige Kassalen,


Dinner: 6:30-7

Presentation 7-8

Bldg: Westinghouse Energy Center
4350 Northern Pike, Suite 220
Monroeville, Pennsylvania


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