To quote Hans Tholstrup,one of the founders and current president of ISF:
We are reaching the end of cycles – the end of Oil, the greenhouse effect, printing of money, the end of ocean fish, and the end of the easy growing of food. One could use the phrase ‘the perfect storm’, so we need a challenge to the philosophers of the world, to try to save as many of these cycles as possible.

The ISF philosophy challenges dreamers and achievers to look for ways to live comfortably and civilly within the means provided to us daily. Solar vehicles are simply the crystallization of that philosophy.

The Quiet Achiever, the little engine that did.

Hans Tholstrup, President of ISF