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 - June 29, 2020
Latest investment deals in Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions
A quick overview of the latest funding rounds closed by Efficient Solutions.After 5 years of steady growth in cleantech deals and a total amount of investments above $35 billion in 2019, there was a global concern that the pandemic would slow cleantech investments in 2020.So far, signs show that...
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.
Heliac Solar Thermal
Lenses & systems producing high-temperature solar-generated heat in utilities-scale at costs below natural gas anywhere.
A new approach to global carbon reduction and human health by optimizing building operations.
HoZe Solution protects communities from wildfires using an autonomous and water-efficient appliance.
A mobile battery system that enables customers to use the electricity grid when the grid cannot deliver the power required for their application.
Prototype in lab
Geothermal heat and power plant
Cheap heat & power for municipalities generated from a local source.
A solution that focuses on facilitating the circular economy process within the manufacturing and construction sector.
SRU - Sodium Reduction Unit
The SRU process prevents nitrate and phosphate pollution from greenhouses by selectively removing sodium from the re-used irrigation water.
A low carbon patented process that turns agricultural waste such as straw into paper pulp for packaging as an alternative to wood pulp.
Resortecs provides a dismountable stitching thread and rivets to assemble textile products that can easily be disassembled later on using heat.
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 2734 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.