Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund

ARENA’s Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund Programme was created to provide venture capital and active investment management to encourage the development of Australian companies that are commercialising renewable energy technologies.

The Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund (Fund) established under the Programme is a Co-investment between ARENA and Softbank China Venture Capital, with each providing half of the committed capital to the Fund. The Fund has committed capital of up to $120 million and is managed by private sector fund manager, Southern Cross Venture Partners Pty Ltd.

The Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund provides management expertise and makes equity investments in early-stage renewable energy companies to help them overcome capital constraints, develop technologies, increase skills and forge international connections.

Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund: Program Administrative Guidelines (PDF 194KB) | (DOCX 67KB)

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

Investment: $3,500,014

Status: Active

Commercialisation of a hydrogen storage technology which will enable a new renewable energy storage solution

Company: Hydrexia Pty Ltd

Investment: $6,380,766

Status: Active

Deployment of solar integration system into the Australian market

Company: Sunverge Energy

Investment: $10,156,916

Status: Active

Development of a new cost effective liquid battery technology to enable 24/7 renewable electricity

Company: Boulder Ionics

Investment: $528,320

Status: Exited

Development of a competitive cost position in PV manufacturing, sales and distribution in the Australian market

Company: UCT Australia

Investment: $5,344,638

Status: Exited

Development of advanced lithium-ion battery storage solutions for Australian and global markets

Company: Octillion Power Systems Australia

Investment: $6,423,550

Status: Active

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:

Southern Cross Venture Partners
Mr Mark Bonnar
Phone: +61 2 8314 7400
Email: investmentteam@sxvp.com