Solar Impulse Foundation

Solar Impulse

The Solar Impulse Foundation is an environmental non-profit founded in 2003 by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bertrand and André are known for their round-the-world flight in an entirely solar powered plane in 2016.

The Solar Impulse Foundation announced the launch of the affiliated World Alliance for Clean Technologies network at the November 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco and the Foundation for the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label awarded to 1000 solutions that are both profitable and good for the planet.

The goal of the World Alliance is to help push start-ups with economically viable green solutions into public awareness where their products can be noticed by investors, corporations, and government leaders looking for clean solutions. The World Alliance collaborates with other global environmental organizations, including the World Economic Forum, IEA, IRENA, and Greenbackers.