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News — January 23, 2020

The Sun under the Sea

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5 min 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...

1000 Solutions — January 23, 2020

Solar Greenhouse Dryer, improving farmers’ lives while reducing...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

A solution for farmers in low-income communities. All the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions are labelled because of their environmental, social and economic impact. However, some of them have the power to radically change people’s lives. The Solar Greenhouse Dryer...

News — January 16, 2020

The Solar Impulse Foundation at ChangeNOW Summit 2020

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min 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 - 10 min 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 - 3 min 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 - 6 min 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 - 5 min 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...

1000 Solutions — December 19, 2019

Carbonium®, a new material sourced from aerospace supply chain

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min read

Circular economy, applied to the aeronautic industry “In nature nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed” once said Antoine Lavoisier, one of the most renowned chemists of all times. Applying this famous saying to modern business, Guillaume Loiseau and Esteban...

Interviews — December 18, 2019

André Rittermeier, Expert of the month – November 2019!

Written by Lea Andersson - 5 min read

The Expert of the Month award for November 2019 goes to André Rittermeier – thank you so much André for your great contribution and involvement! André has been an Expert at the Solar Impulse Foundation since March 2018, making him one of our very first Experts.Continue reading below to learn more about...

News — December 12, 2019

The Eco-Stock, turning industrial heat into clean electricity

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min 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 - 4 min 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 - 3 min 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 - 6 min 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...

Technical Article — November 29, 2019

Insights on sustainable solid waste management techniques

Written by Expert: Philip Kyeremanteng - 7 min read

In the past few years we have heard more and more about the Zero waste campaigns. While educating people to reduce their waste production through the promotion of a zero waste approach is an admirable goal, it certainly remains a challenging task.Nowadays approximately 40-50% of the waste generated is not...

News — November 26, 2019

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

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4 min 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...