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World Alliance for Clean Technologies

André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard created the World Alliance for Clean Technologies after achieving the first round-the-world solar flight with Solar Impulse 2.

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions is a non-governmental organisation promoting green energy and sustainable technologies.[1][2]

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).[1][2] Its launch was confirmed in November 2017.[3]


During their travel around the world, Borschberg and Piccard brought together about four hundred associations promoting renewable energy.[1][2] As of June 2017, several multinational corporations are members of the Alliance, among which Solvay, historical partner of Solar Impulse, Air Liquide and Engie.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "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).
  2. ^ a b c (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
  3. ^ Wei-Haas, Maya. "Inside the First Solar-Powered Flight Around the World", Smithsonian magazine, January 31, 2018
  4. ^ Jean-Michel Bezat (15 June 2017). "Engie s'associe au fondateur de Solar Impulse". (in French). Retrieved 15 June 2017.

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