WYSIPS’ technology represents a great step forward to make sustainable energy available to all, with application areas such as smart houses and smart cities, transport, communication devices and even textiles.
Aix-en-Provence, France (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
Sunpartner, developer of innovative energy solutions based on breakthrough technologies in solar and natural light, was named the Nobel Sustainability® Supported Clean Tech Company 2013.
Sunpartner was awarded by Gustaf Nobel, President of Nobel Sustainability® Trust, in Vienna, Austria at the international R20 Conference on “Implementing the Sustainable Energy Future.” The R20 Regions of Climate Action is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations. The ceremony took place in front of distinguished representatives of the United Nations and the European Union as well as various governments and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) who gathered for the international conference organized by R20 and the Nobel Sustainability® Trust to promote sustainable development projects.
Sunpartner, the second company to ever receive this global title, received the award in recognition of WYSIPS (What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface) technology that is capable of transforming any surface into an energy-producing component. The company was founded in 2008 in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the technology is now being rolled out in the United States, receiving rave reviews at CES and CTIA trade shows for its revolutionary ultrathin, transparent and flexible film-like surface that can be applied to screens of mobile phones and devices for solar charging anywhere.
“Sunpartner is convinced that innovation can and must serve the energy revolution now engaged in the worldwide battle against global warming. Technology should serve human beings and nature. This title confirms our vision: to be a driving force in the necessary energy transition, with innovative photovoltaic solar applications for accessibility, self-sufficiency and mobility,” said Ludovic Deblois, chairman of the Sunpartner Group in accepting the award.
“WYSIPS’ technology represents a great step forward to make sustainable energy available to all, with application areas such as smart houses and smart cities, transport, communication devices and even textiles. For these reasons, we have chosen to reward Sunpartner and its WYSIPS technology,” said Gustaf Nobel, president of the Nobel Sustainability Trust and Søren Kofoed, Operations and Strategy Director and Senior Partner of the Nobel Sustainability Trust. “Access to energy to all members of our society creates independence and social, environmental and economical leverage. It supports a natural choice of renewable energy. The future of our beautiful planet and humanity itself depend on the sustainability transition. Mindset shifts and concrete solutions are needed NOW,” added Nobel.
For more information about R20 Regions of Climate Action, visit online at regions20.org.
About the Sunpartner Group
Sunpartner, founded in 2008 in Aix-en-Provence, France, has developed two business activities in two subsidiaries: Wysips (What You See Is Photovoltaïc Surface), the inventor of a revolutionary film-like material capable of transforming any surface into a source of solar energy production, and Axiosun, the European leader in medium concentration photovoltaic power plants. For more information, visit http://www.sunpartnergroup.com.
About the Nobel Sustainability® Trust
Gustaf Nobel, great grandson of Ludvig Nobel, brother of Alfred Nobel, together with
three other Nobel descendants founded the Nobel Sustainability® Trust in order to continue the Nobel legacy, and to pursue the sustainability efforts started by the Nobel family more than 100 years ago. The Sustainability Award, the Sustainable Energy Conference and the Sustainability Funds constitute the main pillars of the Nobel Sustainability Trust. For further information, visit online at nobelsustainability.org.