World Alliance for Clean Technologies
The organization was announced on 26 July 2016 by André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard at the completion of their circumnavigation of the globe with the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse (at that time named International Committee of Clean Technologies). Its launch was confirmed in November 2017.
During their travel around the world, Borschberg and Piccard brought together about four hundred associations promoting renewable energy. As of June 2017, several multinational corporations are members of the Alliance, among which Solvay, historical partner of Solar Impulse, Air Liquide and Engie.
- "International Committee for Clean Technologies launched from a solar airplane while flying over the Atlantic Ocean", press release of Solar Impulse, 26 July 2016 (page visited on 7 August 2016).
- (in French) Olivier Dessibourg, "Vers un comité mondial pour les énergies « vertes »", Le temps, Wednesday 27 July 2016, p. 13. Box part of the large article of Fabien Goubet entitled "Un tour du monde, zéro carburant : Solar Impulse réécrit l'histoire de l'aviation", Le temps, Wednesday 27 July 2016, pp. 12–13
- Wei-Haas, Maya. "Inside the First Solar-Powered Flight Around the World", Smithsonian magazine, January 31, 2018
- Jean-Michel Bezat (15 June 2017). "Engie s'associe au fondateur de Solar Impulse". LeMonde.fr (in French). Retrieved 15 June 2017.