The Solar Impulse Foundation kicked off 2020 in high gear at Change NOW, the premier event for innovations that seek to protect the environment and improve quality of life on earth. Held at the stunning Grand Palais in Paris, this third edition showcased solutions to 20’000 attendees from over 100 countries.
25 Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions from 9 countries were on display or pitching their clean technologies during the Summit - a small but diverse sample that highlighted their tremendous ecological and economic potential.
Bertrand Piccard opened the event with a call for innovation to serve as the driving force against climate change. He then handed off to Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup and inventor of the Interceptor - a newly labelled Solar Impulse Efficient solution that will inhabit some of the planet’s major rivers, capturing plastic waste before it ever reaches the ocean, where it becomes far more difficult to deal with. Entirely scalable and easily deployed, this solution matches perfectly with the objectives of the solutions that make up the portfolio of Solar Impulse efficient solutions.
Thanks to the support of its partners - Air Liquide, BNP Paribas and ENGIE - the Solar Impulse Foundation hosted 3 events as part of Change NOW:
On the back of this success, the Solar Impulse Foundation aims to engage in many other major cleantech events around the world throughout the year.
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