Oceanshore Ventures Cleantech venture fund based in Silicon Valley in California. The fund is managed by Ken Pearlman and Eva Solheim. Oceanshore Ventures focuses on early stage companies with breakthrough technologies in renewable energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency.
Scatec AS Scatec AS, founded by Dr. Alf Bjorseth in 1987, is based in Oslo, Norway. Scatec AS serves as the nucleus for the development of new business ideas and ventures within the areas of renewable energy and environmentally friendly 'advanced materials'. Scatec invests in emerging companies in an early phase, and leveraging their industry knowledge, network and technical competence to maximize probability for success. Previously, Scatec started Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) of Norway, one of the largest solar energy companies in the world. Current companies that have been founded by Scatec and/or where Scatec is the largest owner include: NorSun AS, Norsk Titanum AS, NorWind and NorWind Installer AS, Scatec Solar AS, Scatec Power AS, Scatec Sunrise AS, Thor Energy AS, Thor Energy AS.
Hanwha Chemical Corporation (HCC) Hanwha Chemical Corporation is a leading chemical producer in Korea. HCC has identified solar energy, along with advanced batteries, nanotechnology-based materials, and biopharmaceuticals/biosimilars, as key growth platforms. Following the acquisition of Solarfun Power Holdings (now Hanwha SolarOne) in August 2010, Hanwha Chemical Corporation commissioned Hanwha Solar America to build an advanced R & D lab in Silicon Valley in March 2011, completing its global solar R & D network encompassing Korea, China, and the US.
Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT), the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service, and software products. Applied Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies that promise to deliver high growth and exceptional returns. Their charter is to profitably invest in companies that provide a window on technologies that advance or complement Applied Materials' core expertise. The investments help develop technologies and markets that provide natural extensions to Applied Materials' core business and stimulate the growth of applications for semiconductors, displays, solar PV, and related products and services.
Tokyo Electron (TEL) Venture Capital
TEL Venture Capital is a corporate venture investment arm of Tokyo Electron (TEL), one of the world's largest manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment. TEL also makes flat-panel display (FPD) and photovoltaic (PV) production equipment, and is a global leader in services and support in the semiconductor, flat panel and solar PV industries. TEL Venture Capital focuses on renewable energy investments in semiconductor technology & equipment, solar PV and energy storage, in alignment with TEL's strategic goals.
SIIF was founded in 1990 by Pâris Mouratoglou to develop small-scale hydroelectric and solar projects in France and its overseas territories. In 1999 SIIF expanded into developing wind power, which rapidly became its dominant business. SIIF owned a 25% interest in EDF Energies Nouvelles until it's acquisition by EDF, the French utility, in 2011. Pâris Mouratoglou is the Chairman of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF-Energies Nouvelles is a major player in developing renewable energy projects. SIIF continues to actively invest in and nurture renewable energy technologies as a separate entity.