THE LEGACY

In the wake of the first ever solar flight around the world, accomplished by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Solar Impulse Foundation is launching the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions – a second phase in the realization of Bertrand Piccard’s vision that clean technologies can accomplish impossible goals and offer tangible solutions to solve many of the challenges facing global society today.

As Bertrand Piccard said upon the final landing in Abu Dhabi “what Solar Impulse has demonstrated should now be taken further.” Now, the goal of the Solar Impulse Foundation and the freshly launched World Alliance for Efficient Solutions is to demonstrate which solutions are available to deliver on environmental and health targets. If an airplane can fly around the world without a drop fuel, clean technologies can undoubtedly be implemented on the ground to make a cleaner, more efficient and richer world.

About the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions brings together start-ups, companies, institutions and organizations producing, implementing or supporting the use of clean technologies. Together, the members share experiences and create synergies in order to improve the overall value chain and demonstrate concrete solutions to support governments, corporations and institutions in reaching their environmental and health targets, advising them depending on their specific situation.

An association registered under Swiss law and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Alliance is a non-profit entity. To guaranty its independence, all members are required to sign and follow the principles and values laid out in its Charter and accept to be held accountable to its standards.

About the Solar Impulse Foundation

The Solar Impulse Foundation created the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions – which it fully administers and funds thanks to partners and private donors – following the success of the first solar flight around the globe. As one of the direct legacies of Solar Impulse, the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions also benefits from the media, political and institutional relations developed over the course of the project.