Our Mission

Allotrope Partners mission is to accelerate and capitalize on the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Our role is to identify and develop companies and projects in the clean economy, help deploy pools of capital into those opportunities, and educate decision-makers on successful policy and investment paradigms. Allotrope’s investments span both developed and emerging markets, where ongoing policy, resource and technology shifts are generating higher returns, lower risk and simplified execution.

The Allotrope model is ultimately focused on identifying physical asset opportunities that generate both conventional outputs and environmental benefits. These opportunities can be either discrete projects or project development platforms that spin off multiple assets.  Allotrope focuses on incubating projects in-house but also seeks opportunities to be a “developer of developers,” where we match the right capabilities with the right set of projects.


What We Do

Project Development

Project Development and Finance

We incubate projects in-house and make active operational investments in low carbon project developers with new approaches to markets, products, and services.

Strategic Development

Strategic Investments

We make a select number of small early stage investments in technologies and business processes that are on a trajectory that complements our asset-based development and project-financing model.



We deliver high value advisory capabilities in areas directly related to our mission. This allows us to participate actively in the public dialogue about paths to the clean economy and stay informed on critical developments both domestically and globally.

Latest on the blog

  • What does Lima mean for Renewable Energy Deployment? 12/22 -

    As everyone who has ever been to one of these things would have unanimously predicted, the UNFCCC negotiations slogged into overtime last weekend in the 20th year of the search to negotiate a global climate change deal by consensus with 190 countries.  As you might imagine, the going is glacial – particularly compared to the speed and scale at which we need to be reducing emissions.  But we at Allotrope are cautiously optimistic. Since the Copenhagen Accords in 2010, the global discussion on addressing climate change has been slowly changing for the better. Rather than a few developed countries committing ...Read More

  • A New Era emerges: The US and China Shake Hands at the Climate Table 11/18 -

    Make no mistake, the China-US climate agreement announced this past week is a very big deal. It was weeks after President Obama’s first election – at the vastly under-rated Poznan, Poland COP 14 – when we realized that the successor state to Bush-Cheney-Halliburton climate obstructionism was a new paradigm in which a China-US deal was the only conversation that possibly mattered. Which, in turn, meant that the other 15,000-40,000 people glommed onto the UN negotiation circus could just go home until that was done. They probably should have, given the last half decade’s track record of non-productive international negotiation. Six ...Read More

  • Thoughts on a Central American Business Plan Process 09/26 -

    Earlier this year, I was recruited as a mentor for a business plan competition, assisting Central American project developers in fully developing their business plans and helping them put their best foot forward in a series of presentations that will conclude with an event in Antigua, Guatemala in late October.

    CIT Private Financing Advisory Network

    The process included an initial event in San Salvador, El Salvador, where the group of mentors listened to brief presentations from all the entrants that had been accepted into the program.   After that event, we each worked with our respective companies over the next few ...Read More