The people behind the first solar-powered round-the-world flight believe the technology used in the Solar Impulse aircraft will inspire society to adopt renewable products and technology in their lives.
"The goal is not only to use solar power more, the goal is to show that we can save energy by being more energy efficient," pilot and chairman at Solar Impulse, Bertrand Piccard told CNBC Tuesday at the United Nation's climate change talks in Paris.
In March 2015, Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered aircraft took off on its round-the-world flight from Abu Dhabi, and despite being grounded in July, the Swiss-led team plans on completing its journey from April 2016.
"This is the type of technologies we have: electrical motors, lighter structures, new batteries, LED lamps. All the new system for management of electricity. All this should be implemented in our daily life, to replace the old polluting systems."
Everything society uses currently for energy is a "100 years old" Piccard said, adding that if the world wants to be cleaner and solve climate change, "it will be done only by having these new technologies which are profitable, create jobs, make new industrial markets and at the same time, reduce CO2 emissions."