ADVISORY, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Solar Impulse – the world's most-advanced solar-powered airplane – successfully completed its coast-to-coast flights across America powered only by solar energy. The plane took off from Mountain View, California on May 3rd and landed at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, July 7th. Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Solar Impulse pilots and co-founders, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square and ring the Opening Bell.Thomas Werner, CEO of SunPower Corporation [SPWR], a global solar technology and energy services company and provider of the plane's high-efficiency Maxeon solar cells, will accompany the Swiss pioneers to ring the Opening Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Contact: Solar Impulse: Alexandra Gindroz (408) 609-0034 firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About Solar Impulse Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Chairman) and André Borschberg (CEO) are the founders, pilots and the driving force behind Solar Impulse, the first airplane that can fly day and night without fuel. Solar Impulse is a unique adventure that aims to bring emotions back to the heart of scientific exploration, a flying laboratory to find innovative technological solutions for today's challenges and a vision to inspire each of us to be pioneers in our everyday lives.