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.
Insights - October 30, 2020
Electric Planes : How the industry is preparing for the future
Throughout recent years, pioneers have been working on disruptive technologies in propulsion engineering. Recent successes with electric propulsion and hydrogen seem to be the driving force for modern and sustainable aviation. Although this shift faces numerous challenges, these pioneers are...
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.
Tulip Water Filter
A basic gravity-fed water filter delivering safe water to its users, free of bacteria and protozoa
Grows climate change resilient corals up to 50x faster to restore dying reefs
Prototype in lab
Metal 3D Printer
Redesign metal 3DP with Ultrasound to bring higher quality parts to the auto industry
Prototype in lab
Changes non-recyclable waste into stones for the construction sector
A crowdfunding platform allowing citizens and businesses to invest in renewable energy assets promoting a fair and sustainable energy transition
In-PRV, pressure recovery valve
A new product that produces a new source of low cost renewable energy, reduces carbon and extends the life of infrastructure
Manguissa Eco Homes
Eco-friendly construction company Messibat International Ltd is proposing prefab raw earth building to help relieve the housing crisis in Africa
Harvest to Harvest food recovery solution
Turning food waste into valuable agricultural products
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 3139 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.