Solar Impulse takes the next step

The Solar Impulse Foundation plans to expand the scope and impact of its work in 2019 with the aim of promoting high impact green technology solutions and scaling their deployment.

This year, the Solar Impulse Foundation intends to build on its achievements of 2018, when it launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions and the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. Today, over 1,600 innovators, investors and corporates belong to the alliance. What’s more, more than 700 solutions have been submitted for review to the label, over 70 of which have received it, according to a Solar Impulse Foundation press release.

While this important work will be continued this year, “2019 will be the year of scale”, writes the Solar Impulse Foundation, which was founded by Swiss green aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard. Labelling as many disruptive and innovative solutions as possible will remain a strong focus, but the foundation would also like to place more emphasis on high impact solutions that are already scaling or are in the process of scaling.

It also now plans to deploy the 70 solutions from all over the world that have received the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. To this end, it will start working with local, national and international representatives to accelerate implementing these solutions.

For instance, it will work with states and regions to define their needs, be it cities suffocating from pollution, mining regions working to phase out from coal, islands aiming to diversify from diesel as the single source of energy, or countries determined to meet their climate targets. It will then help these regions select the relevant clean technologies for these specific challenges and work with all stakeholders to ensure a mutually beneficial collaboration.

Image credit: Solar Impulse Foundation

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