Long-only fund on the worldwide solar sector
General informationActive Solar is the first long-only mutual fund focused on the worldwide solar energy sector; it was launched on September 15, 2008.
The strategy is to invest in the best companies of the solar sector, throughout the value chain of photovoltaics and without geographical limitation.
Active Solar invests only in listed stocks with sufficient liquidity.
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Specifics on the fundActive Solar is a UCITS Luxembourg mutual fund (Luxembourg Selection Fund – Active Solar) authorized for public distribution in Switzerland and France with a daily NAV in USD, EUR and CHF within 4 share classes:
- C USD: ISIN LU0377291322
- A EUR: ISIN LU0377296479
- B EUR: ISIN LU1308789038
- C CHF: ISIN LU0377294268
“I was convinced very early that solar was going to revolutionize the world energy sector and this is happening today!”— Pascal Rochat
Prof. Christophe Ballif is bringing a scientific and technological expertise to the managers of Active Solar.
Prof. Christophe Ballif — The science and technology expert
- Prof. Christophe Ballif is director of the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory at EPFL.
- Since 2013, he has also been the Director of the PV-Center at CSEM, Neuchâtel, which specializes in industrial research and technology transfer along the value chain of photovoltaics.
- Christophe and his teams at EPFL and CSEM have contributed to numerous innovations, products and start-up in the field of photovoltaics (PV) and collaborate with close to 40 companies in Switzerland and worldwide.
- His current research and industrialization interests include materials and manufacturing processes for PV, high-efficiency crystalline and perovskite solar cells, module technology and reliability, specialty PV products for building integration or mobility , as well as all aspects linked to storage and management of energy systems.
- He is author or co-author of more than 500 scientific papers and of numerous patents.
- In 2016, he received the prestigious Becquerel award for his contribution to the field of Photovoltaics and he is an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.