Optimizing the Energy Transition

100%+ Clean Energy Economy for the 100%

The California Clean Energy Fund supports the ecosystem of entrepreneurs and investors making our clean energy transition a reality.

  • CalSEED Concept Award Winner: Sunvapor

    We are proud to introduce one our first CalSEED awardees! Philip and Sue Gleckman of Sunvapor have created a patent-pending solar collector that will reduce the cost of solar steam. Their redesigned parabolic trough collector reduces costs by 75 percent! Meet Philip and Sue in this video and hear what they have to say about CalSEED.

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  • CalSEED’s First Cohort

    CalSEED awards the first 8 Concept Award Winners with over $1MM towards their clean technology innovation. Learn what the entrepreneurs have to say about CalSEED in this video!

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  • Our Work

    Our funds, programs and networks empower entrepreneurs and companies to scale clean energy businesses for everyone.

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  • Wahleah Johns | Entrepreneur

    Built by Navajo engineers and Navajo hand, Wahleah Johns of Native Renewables delivers two solar trailers to water protectors at Standing Rock. Wahleah was an Explorer-in-Residence (XIR) in 2016.

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Results

We are in service to the next wave of entrepreneurs with funds, programs and networks that reflect emerging trends in clean energy entrepreneurship, finance and innovation. We have seeded three of the first clean tech VC funds; taken early positions in over 40 companies; and pioneered new mechanisms for clean energy financing.

What We Do

Entrepreneurs sit at the center of the clean energy economy, driving a rapid stream of innovation and creating jobs and new opportunities.

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A New Power Network

We work with the best entrepreneurial and inclusion organizations, incubators, accelerators, non-profits, companies and universities to advance clean energy.