Selected among 1.000 profitable and environmental solutions

MARECHAL ELECTRIC’s `DECONTACTOR™ with butt contact technology’ was awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label in December 2020, following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards.

We join the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and environmental sustainability.   

Our solution was evaluated according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability.


Below is an extract of the experts' reviews:

  • Credibility of concept

Functional and robust, the DECONTACTOR™ is a solution (plug, switch and socket) that provides connection to electrical energy in a more efficient way with a relation of applied force, materials, geometrical shape and surface properties. It reduces power losses and temperature rise on the connections. Thanks to the integrated switch, permits to disconnect equipment that are not currently in use, without the intervention of qualified electricians. It allows to increase the connection system lifetime and number of operations while support higher in-rush current (up to 8 times the rated current). Spare parts are also available.

  • Scalability

Marechal Electric has the full control from the design phase to the finished product delivery to the customer. All the parts are produced by the Innovator company and the final assembly is done by hand by the company staff. The integration of the production in a single location permits to reduce the carbon footprint, reducing the transportations needed. The Innovator is offering spare parts for its components, this permits to replace only the damaged parts instead of the full connection system.

  • Environment benefits

The DECONTACTOR™ solution has the potential to save energy through better performance of electrical connectors. Although this product is only a smart part of an electrical installation, the butt-contact technology developed has a direct impact in the reduction of energy losses. In the coming years, the world will be more electrify, therefore the importance in an optimized electrical connector. It allows to avoid additional equipment and cable further reducing the heat and energy loss.

  • Client’s economic incentive

Compared with alternatives available in the market, the DECONTACTOR™ presents savings for the end-user due to the reduction of the power loss in the electrical contact interface. The integration of several functions in a single product together with the life cycle of the product lead to a profitable proposal, in particular for highend, frequent use environments such as marinas and maybe in the future, electric vehicle chargers.

  • Seller’s profitability

There are more than 40.000 possible configurations. The DECONTACTOR™ system is available all over the world and can be used in almost all industrial sectors, also on potentially explosive areas.

A solution that complies with strict energy regulations and approved by experts.