The solar plane is expected to depart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and make a total of 12 planned stops along its roughly 35,000 km trip. The plane will stop in Oman, India, Myanmar and China, before crossing the Pacific Ocean with a touchdown in Hawaii. Next, the plane will have three stops in the continental United States, continue with a journey across the Atlantic, then land somewhere in Southern Europe or North Africa right before returning to Abu Dhabi, Business Insider says.
"We want to demonstrate that clean technology and renewable energy can achieve the impossible," said Solar Impulse chairman Bertrand Piccard, as quoted by RTE.ie. He also added that Si2 would accomplish what no other plane in the history of aviation had ever achieved by flying five consecutive days without a single stop.
Aviation enthusiasts will have a chance to watch live video streams of the solar plane's progress on the firm’s website.
The two pilots have already set a few solar aviation records. In 2010, Borschberg operated the first manned solar plane and flew 24 hours straight on nothing, but solar power. In 2012, Borschberg and Piccard flew from Spain to Morocco and made the first sun-powered plane to fly from one continent to another, CNN reports.