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Technologies diagram

The CCEF is targeting technological innovation involving clean energy technologies. The fund focuses primarily on breakthrough developments in the core technology areas:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind
  • Fuel cells
  • Landfill gas
  • Biomass conversion
  • Ocean thermal energy
  • Wave or tidal energy
  • Emerging non-fossil technologies

Additional consideration is given to enabling technology target areas including energy storage, fuel and emission management, inverters and interconnection.

Financial structures considered for technology investments are equity, convertible debt, debt and debt-like.

Here are the steps we'll take to evaluate your business as an investment opportunity. We'll decide after each stage whether to move on to the next, and we'll communicate that to you right away.

  1. Initial Screening - An investment manager will evaluate your company's strategic fit with CCEF. This process can be initiated by completing the Initial Screening Form.
  2. Initial Review - An investment manager will review your company profile and business plan.
  3. In-Depth Analysis - Our in-depth analysis may include meetings with your senior executives, review of your financial plan, discussions with customers (with your coordination), review by technology and market experts, and assessment of intellectual property.
  4. Your Presentation - Your management team will have the opportunity to make a personal presentation on your business and financial strategies.
  5. Decision - The investment manager will formally present your proposal for a decision by CCEF's advisory and CI's finance committees. The presentation will include a discussion of risks and benefits, as well as recommendations for level and structure of financing.
  6. Terms and Closing - Once the Finance Committee approves the investment and your company and CCEF have agreed to the terms, CCEF's legal counsel will prepare closing documents.
  7. Continued Support - CCEF's investment in your business goes beyond dollars and cents. You can depend on us to support you in countless non-financial ways, including attendance at board meetings, advice on business and financial strategies, and introductions to potential investors and partners.

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