Born on 19 January 1972 in Neuchâtel, raised in Lausanne, Switzerland
Raphaël has been passionate about adventure and exploration since childhood. Now an eco-explorer and speaker, through his SolarPlanet Foundation, Raphaël is committed to to promote solar energy to fight against climate change.
Today, his adventures and explorations are no longer about discovering unknown lands or breaking records. They focus instead on protecting our environment and biodiversity. We now have the knowledge and technology we need to be completely sustainable, and to make meaningful progress together.
Raphaël is also involved in various humanitarian projects. He wants to promote the use of renewable energy in developing countries, thus enabling them to acquire energy independence while developing new technologies.
Initiator and pilot of SolarStratos, Mission « To the edge of space », since 2015
First solar jump from an electric airplane and first solar skyfall
The first air race from Lausanne to Aix-en-Provence in an electric airplane
First solar polar navigation in the Northwest Passage
Expedition leader of the first solar-powered circumnavigation in history
Co-founder and President, Foundation « PlanetSolar» to promote solar energy
Founder of PlanetSolar, the first solar-powered circumnavigation
Co-founder of Horus Networks Sàrl, the first solar internet host in the world