fr | en
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.

— Un regard unique —

— Blog —

Carnet de bord et Actualités


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


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


23/06 - 2016

First crossing of the Atlantic with a solar airplane

For me, Si2 is alive and is an old friend with whom I've lived many crazy experiences to prove futureisclean We want to represent the new world, the world of cleantechs. Because the futureisclean &... - read more


16/07 - 2016

Flight postponed

I'm sick. Stomach upset. I prefer to postpone the take-off. I cannot go flying for 48 hours in that shape. Sorry - read more


16/07 - 2016

My last flight with ‪Solar Impulse 2 is today

My last flight with ‪Solar Impulse 2 today at 22:00 UTC to attempt to complete the round-the-world solar flights. Back to the beginning of this adventure: ‪‎Abu Dhabi‬  - read more


14/07 - 2016

Live discussion with Martin Schultz, President of the European Parliament

Bertrand Piccard had a live discussion with Martin Schultz, the President of the European Parliament, to discuss renewable energy and clean technology in Europe. Watch the video:   - read more