BIOGRAPHY

Raphaël Domjan, eco-adventurer and speaker

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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY

  • Co-author of the book “PlanetSolar” (Favre, 2010)
  • Co-author of the book “PlanetSolar, le premier tour du monde à l’énergie solaire” (Favre, 2012)
  • Production of the documentary “A la poursuite du soleil” (Chasing the sun) (2012)
  • Co-author of the book “Pionniers et aventuriers de l’énergie solaire” (Favre, 2018)

 

AWARD & HONOURS

  • Founder of the EcoExplorer Society, Monaco
  • Member of the New York Explorers Club
  • First circumnavigation by solar powered boat :« certified by the Union Internationale Motonautique, Monaco », Guinness World records
  • Swiss Solar Prize, Zurich (2012)
  • European Solar Prize, Berlin (2013)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Now
Initiator and pilot of SolarStratos, Mission « To the edge of space », since 2015

2015 
First solar polar navigation in the Northwest Passage

2013
5th place at the WAVE
World Advanced Vehicle Expedition, Vienna to Zurich

2012
Expedition leader of the first solar-powered circumnavigation in history

2007 
Co-founder and President, Foundation « PlanetSolar» to promote solar energy

2004
Founder of PlanetSolar, the first solar-powered circumnavigation

2001
 Co-founder of Horus Networks Sàrl, the first solar internet host in the world