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.
Since identifying solutions is only part of the puzzle, an additional section powered by organizations (below) focuses on systemic enablers that allow cities’ practitioners to go from their urban vision to concrete sustainable solutions implementation.Discover the Initiative
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.Learn More
Interviews - June 6, 2023
June's Expert of the Month: Sandra Hounkonnou!
The Solar Impulse Foundation Expert Community consists of professionals who possess expertise in diverse fields associated with sustainability, clean technologies, and innovation. These Experts contribute their knowledge and experience to assess and evaluate the solutions submitted for the Solar...
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.
1000 WAS OUR FIRST MILESTONE. BUT WE’LL KEEP LABELLING SOLUTIONS BEYOND 1000.
SO KEEP INNOVATING!
A farms wich combine precision agronomy and new technologies for growing plants
A filtration solution with 0 filter, 0 waste, integrating IoT and energy efficiency
A land management system that rewards soil quality and biodiversity restoration by regularly producing valuable harvest
Back2Buzz incentives customers to trade in their old mobile devices, to refurbish them and give them an extended life
Smart waterproofing membrane for flat roof that reflect Solar Radiation to reduce air conditionning & heat urban island
A natural latex from guayule plants to produce stronger, softer, and non-allergenic gloves
The Sanura Flatmate is the most cost-effective shower heat exchanger for saving energy in existing showers
A cultivation technology allowing industrial-scale use of residual CO2, heat and water for microalgae production
A high-value PV recycling technology recovering high-purity materials, turning waste into resources for key industries
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.Learn More
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 4785 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.Learn More
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.Learn More