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Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible, like he also did when circumnavigating the globe nonstop in a balloon. The ocean depths and the stratosphere attracted his father and grandfather; the challenges of our time fascinate him. Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

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Logbook

25/07 - 2016

An Endless Adventure

From the beginning, my goal has been to promote the global implementation of clean technologies for a better quality of life. The way I found to make this attractive and visible was to accomplish the first... - read more

Logbook

12/07 - 2016

How to raise $170 million for a crazy idea

At the origin of Solar Impulse in 2002, there was no money, no team and no technology. Nothing more than a crazy idea of achieving the first-ever solar flight around the world, with the objective of promoting... - read more

Logbook

01/07 - 2016

A new world

The urge to succeed becomes an obsession, but thousands of kilometers and waves still lie ahead of me. At times, I am overwhelmed by bursts of emotion, quickly suppressed by my concentration in the present... - read more

News

26/07 - 2016

Above Saudi Arabia

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News

26/07 - 2016

It’s a first in the history of ‪‎energy‬...

It’s a first in the history of ‪‎energy‬, Solar Impulse is only the beginning, ‪#‎futureisclean‬   - read more

News

25/07 - 2016

Discussion with Patricia Espinosa while flying Si2, current Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa and I had a live chat while I was completing Solar Impulse’s last flight on the round-the-world adventure. This is a symbolic moment... - read more

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