Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund
Australia has many promising renewable energy solutions that could progress to the next stage of development with ARENA’s assistance.
ARENA’s $100 million Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund was created to foster skills and management capability and provide funding confidence to renewable energy projects to strengthen their chance of success.
Southern Cross Venture Partners Pty Ltd was appointed manager of the Fund and Softbank China Venture Capital matched ARENA’s $100 million investment creating the $200 million Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund, which is the largest venture capital fund dedicated to renewable energy in Australia.
The Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund provides management expertise and makes equity investments in early-stage Australian renewable energy companies to help them overcome capital constraints, develop technologies, increase skills and forge international connections.
Investments by the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund
Commercialisation of high-performance anti-reflective coatings to be applied to solar panels to make them more efficient
Company: Brisbane Materials Holdings Inc
Commercialisation of a hydrogen storage technology which will enable a new renewable energy storage solution
Company: Hydrexia Pty Ltd
Deployment of solar integration system into the Australian market
Company: Sunverge Energy
Development of a new cost effective liquid battery technology to enable 24/7 renewable electricity
Company: Boulder Ionics
Development of a competitive cost position in PV manufacturing, sales and distribution in the Australian market
Company: UCT Australia
How to make an investment proposal to the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund
Southern Cross Venture Partners makes all investment decisions using its own investment criteria. For more information about the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund please contact: