Boosting the adoption of profitable solutions to protect the environment
To address environmental challenges while enabling economic growth, Bertrand Piccard has launched, through the Solar Impulse Foundation, the challenge to select 1000 solutions, that can protect the environment in a profitable way and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation. A way to take the success of the solar-powered flight around the world further.
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
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.
News - May 29, 2020
Myfood, a smart greenhouse to reconnect citizens to their food
This labelled solution allows individuals to grow fresh vegetables directly in their garden.“What should the world look like after the pandemic?” That was the central question asked in an online consultation launched by the WWF, the Red Cross and other organisations from April 10th to...
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.
Sustainable light-weighting solutions for automotive interior panels
Up to 40% lighter automotive interior panels, using 80% less plastic thanks to powerRibs and ampliTex natural fibre reinforcements
A mobile modular solar microgrid solution that overcomes the limitations of traditional solar and diesel installations.
A paper surface treatment to replace single-use plastic.
The LMP® technology (Lithium Metal Polymer)
Unique full solid-state lithium batteries with high energy density, safety, robustness and no cooling system needed
FN-NANO® Multifunctional Coatings
A paint coating to be applied on walls, ceilings and rooftops that contains safe and inert titanium dioxide (tio2).
AVOB Smart Demand Response
An advanced SaaS platform to balance energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings with electrical grids needs (diffuse Demand Response).
Stable and competitive renewable energy from higher winds using 90% less materials than wind turbines
Hydrogen electric powertrain for aviation
Zero-emission hydrogen-electric propulsion solution for aviation, initially targeting existing airframes flying up to 500 miles
Low sulphur products
Low sulphur fuels [LSF] from and refinery ready Naphtha from ‘end of life’ hydrocarbons or used oils, tyres and plastics.
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 2564 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.
A support to fulfill the 1000 Solutions Challenge
Thanks to the continued support of its partners, the Solar Impulse Foundation can can fulfill its 1000 Solutions Challenge, fund the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions and offer all services to its Members entirely free of charge.