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News — January 23, 2020

The Sun under the Sea

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

60 year ago, on January 23rd 1960, my father conquered the 4th pole.The four poles of our planet, North and South, high and low, have always fascinated explorers. The Antarctic and the Arctic saw Amundsen and Scott compete at the beginning of the 20th century, then Peary and Cook. When in 1953 Hillary and Tensing...

News — January 16, 2020

The Solar Impulse Foundation at ChangeNOW Summit 2020

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Where to find us at the world expo of innovations for the Planet?From January 30th to February 1st, the magnificent and iconic glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris will host the “the largest positive impact gathering in the world”. The ChangeNOW Summit, now in its 4th edition, will gather over 1,000...

News — January 15, 2020

Smart Cities – The hidden challenge of digital transformation

Written by Expert: Bénédicte Deryckere - 10min read

Last November and for the 9th consecutive year, Fira de Barcelona hosted the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC). More than 25,000 stakeholders from across the globe gathered to share goals and collaborate with the aim to tackle similar urban challenges.This event is now regarded as the most...

News — January 13, 2020

January Focus: Sustainable Food Systems

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

How can we build a more sustainable and fair food system to feed the planet while preserving our environment? Fighting climate change is often associated with renewable energy: solar panels, wind turbines, ocean energy…But there’s one topic we seldom forget to think of: our food system. The truth is...

News — January 08, 2020

5 Reasons to Apply to the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 6min read

Not sure if being part of the 1000 solutions could be useful to your company? Should you take the time to apply? What are the benefits of the Solar Impulse Label? Here are a few arguments to help you make up your mind. First things first, what is this label? The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is a...

News — January 06, 2020

Aviation Needs Climate Pioneers

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

This joint Opinion Editorial is written by Anne Rigail, Chief Executive Officer of Air France, and Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. It was originally published in Le Monde. (read the original article in French)The first 50 years of aviation history saw many disruptive innovations. We...

News — December 12, 2019

The Eco-Stock, turning industrial heat into clean electricity

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution is plugged to industrial plants to turn waste heat into CO2-free electricity  In order to meet the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, industrial processes must improve their efficiency, by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. While much of the attention has...

News — December 10, 2019

SIF Expert Community gathered at the G-STIC for another successful...

Written by Ricardo Flores - 4min read

In Brussels, SIF Experts gathered at the G-STIC 2019 for one more successful Assessment ChallengeThe Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) Expert Assessment Challenge took place at the Brussels Expo center, which is a representation of the exceptional architecture that developed in...

News — December 04, 2019

Air France and the Solar Impulse Foundation call for solutions for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The aim of this partnership is to accelerate the implementation of economically and ecologically viable solutions in the aviation industry. Air France and the Solar Impulse Foundation are calling for clean, efficient and profitable solutions to accelerate the ecological transition of the aviation sector. The...

News — December 03, 2019

How to achieve faster decarbonisation in isolated electrical grids...

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 6min read

Renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly economical and competitive, but to fully exploit their potential it is necessary to adapt the energy system.Karlsruhe, Germany.- “Electricity grids cannot store electricity economically, so energy generation and consumption must match at all...

News — November 26, 2019

The Hydrogen Car - here and now, not just for the future

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

In two days, I have covered 778 kilometers, emitting nothing more than water vapor. I drove through two countries – France and Luxembourg – driving a hydrogen car, a standard Hyundai Nexo. I did this on just one full tank, setting a new world distance record for this kind of clean mobility.Through this...

News — November 25, 2019

Renato Hächler, Expert of the month – October 2019!

Written by Lea Andersson - 7min read

The Expert of the Month award for October 2019 goes to Renato Hächler – thank you so much Renato for your great contribution and involvement!Renato has been an Expert at the Solar Impulse Foundation since May 2019 and in this interview, we learn more about him, his work at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, his...

News — October 25, 2019

At the Olympic Museum, Solar Impulse Experts champion the...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

For the first time, Lausanne hosted our Experts Challenge event. The Olympic Museum’s walls are covered with pictures of the greatest olympic athletes of all time: from Usain Bolt to Michael Phelps, Simon Biles and Muhammad Ali. But on October 23rd, during one day, the celebrities were not the sports...

News — October 21, 2019

Le climat rappelle les partis à l'ordre !

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

C’était tellement évident : à force de négliger l’urgence des problèmes climatiques pour favoriser leurs idéologies personnelles, les partis politiques traditionnels allaient perdre la confiance des électeurs. J’en avais d’ailleurs prévenu bon nombre de représentants, évidemment sans succès. Et maintenant, au...

News — September 27, 2019

LVMH and the Solar Impulse Foundation to find solutions for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The partnership between the two entities is part of a global effort from the world’s biggest luxury goods company to put protection of the environment at the core of its priorities, without compromising on financial results. “We prefer acts to pacts” proclaimed Antoine Arnault, LVMH, as he introduced the Future...