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-- Well it's called the solar and polls and it glided into the history books on Saturday completing the first.
Coast to coast solar powered journey.
And the United States.
SunPower was the -- -- panel supplier for the plane CEO Tom Carter.
Joins me now I would probably not gonna get -- but the president this time Tom thanks for coming back I understood the -- -- -- up up.
Thought he was the president USB.
What does this plane is it's at what eighteen days for to get from San Francisco to New York.
-- phenomenal technology -- I mean is completely solar powered.
-- has great battery technologies really really impressive technology it's got what.
It's got 121000 solar cells on its on the wings and on the top right by -- and that feeds to the -- he has got to actually 121000 of these solar cells on it and you've got one -- -- the key is to be highly efficient.
Need to be really lightweight so this is actually the solar cells and this is all over the plight of ambassadors.
There approximately 121000 of those and you -- very thin approximately 15 the size of the semiconductor Wafer OK and very light as well but -- -- -- very lightweight makes -- energy.
But isn't that doesn't look and I ion batteries we can have a whole discussion about the -- it's not that much for that so but it overall -- do you think that this is something -- A commercial aviation this seems like pie in the sky you know no pun intended here but it seems that where decades away from ever having incorporating solar technology.
In the commercial aviation.
Yeah I think this is more about breaking the myth that what renewable energy can do.
And sort of giving you that sensitive.
I can do extraordinary things.
I I agree with you I don't think currency aviation but -- we will see.
Is solar with batteries used in homes and that's going to be completely disruptive to the way you get energy today.
Well you know what you look at that this is part of it which is hit that big make clear that clean generation this is a program this is Al Gore this is Richard Branson and others -- powerful people behind -- and heavier sponsoring for the flight -- while they wanna go around the world in 2015.
-- -- -- eighteen days to get to San Francisco to New York which is frankly a six hour flight.
Don't -- safety concerns about -- trying to -- this from the world.
Now they -- technology's going to be better it's going to be another new plane.
-- they're gonna -- dry runs in 2014.
And these guys here one of the pilots is gone seven miles deep into the ocean when they know what they're doing with the technology and they have the world's best technology from -- for.
We should say they would be here with you but they're meeting at that -- -- -- general.
Secretary General today hit punch you know and so they were otherwise involved.
Let's talk about your company your -- -- -- cubic highest -- say to your high yesterday for SunPower what current.
Yes on it's it's -- a great year.
It's based on fundamentals are making money.
For generating cash.
And we're expanding key markets and -- huge outside Japan China exploding in the rest of world is just going ciller's.
Is a global closing US for you I mean I know we're gonna talk about China moment -- list US strides.
-- Japan's quite large for us Europe still continues to be strong.
Early stages in China and Middle East and South America this is still big outside in his -- countries did think that some power can continue to compete on a global basis and -- we had especially with some -- -- -- panel manufacturers.
Three years ago was but the fact they're making them cheaper now different story with China they are you concerned about that at all no that's -- security don't worry about what you -- I don't think there's any question we could compete were clearly winning.
And then the question is how we expand that around the world remember we have to tell which has a -- presence and -- 130 countries we have a huge advantage.
And we compete now on energy energy solutions so I think we're separating herself from competition frankly.
-- -- Tom Warner again the president didn't interrupt us nice to have evacuating the NASDAQ by the way this morning with the other pilots.
Existing idea we'll see were imposed but if we're alive for -- -- -- -- anyway.
-- it -- -- thank you very much.
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