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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 as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop 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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17/10 - 2016

Is there a clean future for our cities?

The cities of the future will be big since nothing will be able to hinder their expansion, but they could be clean if we understand quickly enough that energy efficiency represents a new worldwide market,... - read more


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


24/07 - 2016

My Ups and Downs with Solar Impulse

As I am about to complete the last leg of the Round-The-World adventure, something I’ve been dreaming of for so long now, many memories of this amazing experience are coming back to me. Here are some of... - read more


21/10 - 2016

A Swiss solar prize for Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg

Our pilots – Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – were rewarded the World Solar Prize by the Swiss Solar Agency for successfully making their crazy dream of flying around the world with no fuel powered... - read more


03/08 - 2016

Media Release

Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg complete the first ever roundthe-world solar flight– a historic achievement without a drop of fuel   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 July 2016... - read more


27/07 - 2016

Live conversation with Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanks Bertrand for upsetting the conventional wisdom and expanding the boundaries of the possible to help humanity, while he flies Si2 for the last flight of the round-the-world... - read more