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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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30/11 - 2016

Morocco: an energy ambassador for emerging economies

Morocco is a concrete example for emerging countries that solving climate change is a unique opportunity for profit and job creation and not an expensive problem requiring financial and behavioral sacrifices.... - read more


16/11 - 2016

How to “make our country great again”

Here at COP22, a lot of questions arose about the American policy toward climate change after the recent presidential elections. Could we consider the newly elected President as an opportunity for an ambitious... - read more


11/11 - 2016

The World Alliance for Clean Technologies was launched by the Solar Impulse Foundation at COP22!

Less than four months after completing with André Borschberg the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation today launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies during COP22... - read more


22/11 - 2016

Solar Impulse 2 arrives back in Switzerland

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the iconic and zero-fuel airplane with which our pilots Bertrand and André recently flew around the world  taking turns at the controls – was shipped back from the UAE to Switzerland... - read more


21/11 - 2016

“Solar Impulse - L'impossible tour du monde” premiered in Paris

A new 90 minute documentary called “Solar Impulse - L'impossible tour du monde” (in English “Solar Impulse, the Impossible Round-The-World Mission”)was premiered this Monday, 21 November at the Cinéma... - 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