It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative set up by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation. The clean, efficient and profitable solutions selected by the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label contribute to the achievement of some of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Naval Energies is a  provider of  optimised semi-submersible floating systems and therefore a strategic player for offshore wind turbine projects which all require floating units. Our solution is designed to be competitive and mass-produced which is essential for the development of floating wind turbine technology in the world. It adapts to the specifics of operating sites and local industrial ecosystems. Naval Energies offers versatility and adaptability to meet the specifications of projects and customer requirements.

Our technology convinced a panel of experts who highlighted its robustness and expertise: “The solution is based on a patented disruptive floating technology that allows the adaptation of all types of turbines. The assembly is  stabilised thanks to the anchoring system and can be installed in deep water. It offers a robust, highly technical, well-defined and applicable concept.”

Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, CEO of Naval Energies, commented “The certification of Solar Impulse is further proof of the high level achieved by our technology. It also confirms that our floating solutions combine environmental protection and financial viability: the two pillars for virtuous growth. We are very proud to join the selective group of profitable and sustainable solutions of tomorrow.”

To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, Naval Energies was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.

About the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label

One of the first labels for positive impact businesses bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label is attributed following an assessment performed by external independent experts. In collaboration with renowned institutions, solutions applying for the label must go through a neutral methodology based on verified standards. This label serves as an award for clean and profitable solutions.

About the Solar Impulse Foundation

The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of clean and profitable solutions. Moreover, the Foundation is helping decision-makers in businesses and governments to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to pull these solutions to market. A way to carry the success of the first solar-powered flight around the world further. www.solarimpulse.com

Press contact Naval Energies – Virginie Lemière
Tel. +33(0) 6 76 65 87 69 – vlemiere@naval-energies.com

About Naval Energies

Naval Energies is a leader in marine renewable energies. Naval Energies develops renewable and decarbonised electricity generation systems and sub-systems based on two different sources of marine energy — offshore winds and the thermal potential of tropical seas. We are present throughout the product lifecycle and master the entire value chain: design, construction, installation and maintenance, both at sea and in coastal areas. All over the world, we contribute to the development of alternative, renewable and environmentally friendly energy produced by the most powerful source possible: the sea. www.naval-energies.com