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News — August 23, 2019

Bertrand Piccard at G7 to push ambitious climate action

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min read

The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that will turn the tide in the climate crisis. Bertrand Piccard, who has long advocated for more ambitious...

Insights — August 22, 2019

Inequality is holding all of us back

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3 min read

On August 26th, 2019, I will be addressing Heads of States and government officials at the 45th G7 summit, in Biarritz, France. This year's edition will focus on fighting inequality in its many forms. Indeed, disparities between the haves and the have-nots is not just a moral issue. Inequality has a...

1000 Solutions — August 22, 2019

Hype, hydrogen taxis to fight air pollution

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

No emissions. No pollution. Could these hydrogen taxis be the future of urban mobility? There is a global consensus that the transport sector needs to be decarbonized. However, the real debate is how the world will achieve this challenge. Most certainly, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles...

1000 Solutions — August 15, 2019

HomeStove, a clean, electricity generating, biomass cookstove

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

HomeStove uses waste heat to generate electricity for phone charging or small lights. When Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar, two camping enthusiasts from NYC, started developing a camping cook stove, little did they know that they would end up building HomeStove, a game-changing...

1000 Solutions — August 08, 2019

h-aero®, a solar-powered helium Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

This solution is safer, offers superior flight endurance, and can carry a larger relative load than conventional drones. Is it a plane? A helicopter? A balloon? Actually, it is all of these. h-aero® is a new concept of flying object which combines the advantages of all three...

1000 Solutions — July 25, 2019

BHEP, reducing costs and environmental impacts of buildings

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

A new generation of buildings designed to create financial, human and societal value. While residential buildings are mostly full during the evening and night, commercial buildings and offices are occupied during the day. This is why occupancy rates of buildings are rarely above 40%, and...

Technical Article — July 23, 2019

Renewable energy: from market penetration to seamless grid integration

Written by Expert: Rubina Singh - 5 min read

The energy landscape is undergoing an unprecedented transformation globally, propelled by the trends of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. In order to phase out fossil fuels completely and tackle global warming, an important behavioural...

Technical Article — July 22, 2019

How to close the loop on food waste ? Insights into a successful...

Written by Expert: Bénédicte Deryckere - 4 min read

While half of the world still suffers from hunger and our natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, a shocking 1.3 billion tons of the food produced gets lost or wasted every year; corresponding to 1/3 of the total food production (FAO, 2011).  The...

News — July 18, 2019

Eco Wave Power makes market debut on Nasdaq First North Stockholm

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min read

The Swedish cleantech company becomes the first Solar Impulse Efficient Solution to complete an IPO.“Passion is the greatest renewable energy source. Passion is something that can definitely take you a long way” says Inna Braverman, as her company is about to get listed on the prestigious Swedish exchange...

1000 Solutions — July 18, 2019

Winnow, empowering chefs to tackle food waste

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

A solution to monitor food waste and help chefs adapt their food purchases. Have you ever felt that guilt at a restaurant when you leave your plate half full or send your meal back to the kitchen because it didn’t please you? Now, imagine the colossal amount of meals served in...

1000 Solutions — July 08, 2019

Sopraloop, a new recycling process for plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

This solution turns non-recycled plastic into insulation material. To successfully transition to a sustainable economy, we must move from linear to circular processes. The concept of circularity is quite simple: “It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the...

1000 Solutions — July 04, 2019

Wattway, on the road to renewable energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu

This new road is a solution to power road equipment in remote locations.As the world continues on its path to electrification, the energy needs will have doubled by the year 2050. The need for clean and renewable sources of energy is rapidly intensifying, and some innovators are looking for new solutions to...

News — July 03, 2019

Why we launched a label and how we implement it

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

Some background on our labelling process and how we ensure its relevance.“Why did you decide to launch a label?” is a question that we get pretty often. And it’s a relevant one, too. After all, when Bertrand Piccard decided to launch the #1000solutions challenge following his round-the-world solar flight, his idea...

News — June 28, 2019

4th Solar Impulse Expert Challenge held in Munich

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3 min read

24 experts met in Munich to assess the solutions who applied for the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. The result of the event will be 28 completed assessments.  After the Experts Challenge events held in Paris and Bruxelles, the Solar Impulse expert community has gathered again on June 26th....

News — June 27, 2019

Can technology help reverse climate change? Dive in Good Tech Lab’s...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min read

Good Tech Lab has decided to explore the frontiers of technology and system entrepreneurship and look at how innovation can help us fight the climate crisis.After 18 months of research, comprising extensive desk research, interviews with 450 innovators and investors from 30 countries on 5 continents, Good...