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Active Niche Funds SA is a Swiss partner-owned investment management company based in Lausanne. The company was launched in 2007 and can demonstrate a long successful track record in its specific niche of equity funds investing globally in renewable energy. Active Solar was the very first daily traded equity fund investing in the worldwide solar sector, launched in 2008. The fund invests only in liquid stocks and achieves a healthy risk diversification by investing in the whole value chain from the producers of polysilicon used in solar panels to installation companies and power plants. The fund is classified as dark green, article 9, according to the EU's new SFDR regulations: a fund that does not only promote ESG characteristics but actively targets bespoke sustainable investments.

Luxembourg Selection Fund – Active Solar


The fund is invested into listed stocks of companies mainly active in the solar photovoltaics industry. Thanks to an active management, the fund's objective is to offer investors the best exposure to this sector in order to benefit from its strong growth.


    Equity long-only thematic (Solar Energy)

  • AUM (€m):


  • Management fee:
  • ESG:
    SFDR art.9
  • Currencies:
    EUR, USD
  • Platform:

Update: December 2022


Active solar - The best performing fund over 3 years
Active Solar ranked number 1 for 3 year return among the best 100 funds to watch selected by Portfolio Adviser and Refinitiv.
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Active Solar October News
Active Solar experienced high volatility in October, going down for most of the month before bouncing back in the last week. The negative performance in October is not correlated with most stock markets but it is worth noting that Active Solar still stands out in terms of YTD performance.
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September was a difficult month for active solar
September, as for the financial markets, was a difficult month for the Active Solar fund, which saw a negative performance, even if it remains above average since the beginning of the year.
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Active Solar did well in August compared to the negative stock markets
The positive YTD performance stands out in the heavy correction endured by most stock indexes.
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May 2022 News – Active Solar Fund performed well
Performance has been very positive in May. Is there a prospect for an upward movement similar to the one we saw in 2020? Here’s the commentary from PM Pascal Rochat.
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April 2022 News – Active Solar Fund corrected but this remains an interesting entry point
April 2022 has been a difficult month for the fund, mainly in relation to the uncertainties on the US Solar market, but which doesn’t affect the attractiveness of this thematic Fund.
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Active Solar won Best Fund over 3 and 5 years at Nordics Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2022
A great award for the Active Solar Fund which wins the “Best Fund over 3 years” and “Best Fund over 5 years” for the Equity Theme – Alternative Energy category at the Nordics Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2022. Two great victories which are representative of the commitment and the competence of the Fund Manager Pascal Rochat, capable of generating excellent performance over time.
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Active Solar - News of the Month - March 2022
Active Solar returned a good performance in March, mainly driven by the energy crisis triggered by the Russia-Ukraine war. Read the full news.
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Active Solar has been the second best performing fund since the start of the Ukraine invasion - Article from Citywire 7th March 22.
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A new award for Active Solar
Active Solar has been awarded as best thematic fund in the Swiss Sustainable Funds award for the second time in a row.
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