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 - July 30, 2020
48 new solutions labelled in July 2020!
Discover the new solutions who received the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label in July 2020.
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.
Belimo Energy Valve™
Making HVAC systems more efficient by measuring and controlling water flow and temperature differences
CalWave Wave Energy Converter
Generating electricity from the power of the ocean
B-CAP refill cap
A reusable, refillable solution for plastic bottles and vessels
Solar Thermal High-Vacuum Panels
A high-perfoming solar thermal technology for the production of hot water and steam
A reinforced natural grass solution enabling to replace synthetic turf for amateur and high performance sports pitches
A novel technology turning agricultural waste to plant-based alternatives for replacing fossil-based plastics.
Tocardo tidal energy turbines
Predictable and balanced renewable energy from tides and rivers
Cobrane A1 e-vehicle
The solution for clean, quiet and safe facility management operations
An innovative technology for mass-production of future 3D solutions
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 2850 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.