Why Abu Dhabi?


Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and host partner of Solar Impulse, is a natural partner for this epic technological feat.  Both Solar Impulse and Masdar are committed to advancing clean technology and encouraging innovation to ensure a sustainable, cleaner future.

Masdar is a leader in developing some of the most sophisticated renewable energy projects in the world. It’s only fitting that Masdar host such a bold and daring initiative that demonstrates how technology and a pioneering spirit can change the world.

With innovation, sustainability, and leveraging human capital as cornerstones of the United Arab Emirates’ economic development plans, initiatives like Masdar were established and have enabled Abu Dhabi to evolve into a global hub for clean technology, renewable energy, and sustainable development. As a global symbol for its commitment to a sustainable, diversified energy mix, Abu Dhabi stands out as the best and most suitable departure point for the Round-The-World Tour.

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chairman of Masdar: 

“The departure of Solar Impulse – and its journey around the world – is a historic event that Abu Dhabi will play an important role in.

In fact, Solar Impulse and Masdar share a common goal of advancing renewable energy and innovative clean technologies. More importantly, we aim to also inspire future generations to explore new horizons and push the boundaries of science and technology.”