1000+ profitable solutions to protect the environment
To address environmental challenges without compromising economic growth, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation have identified 1000+ clean and profitable solutions, and are now committed to going even further. By offering political and economic decision-makers a Guide to Solutions that can be implemented on a large scale, the Foundation will help them establish a roadmap for the adoption of much more ambitious energy and environmental programs and thus achieve their carbon neutrality objectives.
Solutions exist that are logical more than just ecological, that can create jobs and generate profit while also reducing polluting emissions and preserving natural resources.Bertrand Piccard
Solutions for Cities
Proposing solutions to help decision makers harness the economic opportunities of the ecological transition whilst reducing their environmental footprint.
A cornerstone of the Initiative is the report Solutions Guide for Cities that was officially released at COP27 and which focuses on key challenges faced by mayors, public administrations, private companies and citizens to advance the adoption of climate solutions in cities. It highlights case studies of Labeled Solutions that have been successfully tested or implemented in urban environments.
Create a favorable cleantech adoption environment by implementing best-practices, with the support of recognized organizations.
Investments in Emerging-markets
‘Prêt à Voter’
Beyond solutions, it is the regulatory framework that drives environmental protection forward. Bertrand Piccard promotes a realistic and unifying ecology having been campaigning for many years to encourage the modernisation of legislation, in line with technological developments, to facilitate the emergence of clean solutions on the market.
With the Solar Impulse Foundation, he is launching the ‘Prêt à Voter’ initiative and submitting 50 legislative recommendations to the members of the French Parliament and Ministerial Cabinet. Each recommendation is based on an existing French innovation with the goal of supporting communities and companies in their green transition.
This dynamic, free-access database showcases 1,000+ clean and profitable Solutions from all over the world which have been assessed by independent experts for their environmental and economic performance.
Solution Explorer allows business, public authorities or individuals to work towards their climate objective. Its user-friendly filtering tool enables Solutions to be selected based on sectors, clients, applications, environmental benefits and technologies.
An award for clean and profitable solutions. Assessed by independent experts, the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label, serves as a credible marker of quality to decision-makers in business and governments.This will pull new technologies and products to the market and fast track their implementation.
Interviews - February 02, 2023
February's Expert of the Month: Benoit Coevoet!
The Expert Community of the Solar Impulse Foundation plays a vital role in the attribution of the Efficient Solution Label and in promoting the use of clean and profitable technologies worldwide. We are fortunate to be supported by Experts from all parts of the world with established careers in...
A «pool» of solutions, ready to be promoted among decision-makers By bringing to decision-makers 1000+ clean and profitable solutions, Bertrand Piccard wants to demonstrate to decision-makers the financial profitability of clean technologies and therefore, push governments to adopt more ambitious energy policies and environmental targets.
A disposal solution developed to turn waste into valuable products such as renewable energy, clean water, and minerals
A recyclable and recycled road surface to de-waterproof roads
A solution to detect leaking toilets and avoid unexpected, large water and utility bills
Heat exchangers using geothermal energy to provide a new source of heat/cold for heat pumps
A new range of biobased (fiberwood) insulation products with low dust for buildings
Swiss-made full glass high-performance solar tile with custom designs fitting into existing tile/slate roofs
A biosourced chitosan from animal or plant biomass with guaranteed traceability
Bio-enhancing concrete technology that increases the ecological value of coastal and marine infrastructure
A pioneering vision, considering ecology through the lens of profitability As an influential voice on progress and sustainability, Bertrand Piccard is now working to develop collaborations with governments, institutions and large companies to give them practical tools to reconcile ecology and economy and prove that solving climate change – rather than an expensive problem – is a fantastic market opportunity.
A global strike force to fast-track solutions Strong believer in the power of synergies and in the need to bring together clean technology players, Bertrand Piccard has launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. This community of 4600 innovators and investors from all walks of life and, above all, a "pool" of solutions, ready to be labelled and promoted among decision-makers, the media and the public.
A first in energy to showcase the potential of clean technologies When Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in flying 43,000 km around the world in a solar-powered airplane without using a drop of fuel, it was more than a historic first, it was a first in energy highlighting the potential of clean technologies that can do more than we ever thought possible, reducing our energy consumption, protect natural resources and improve the quality of life on Earth.