Sustainable Energy II ETF

The SmartETFs Sustainable Energy II ETF has changed its ticker symbol from SULR to SOLR

** SmartETFs Sustainable Energy II ETF Announces Primary Listing Venue Change to NYSE on 1/3/2022  (click here) 


The time has come for sustainable energy. Traditional fossil fuels are simply not competitive.

Sustainable energy is now cheaper than conventional energy. In fact, solar and wind have become the cheapest form of energy for most of the planet.
(Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance)

Politically, the world seems to be finding the will to deal with climate change. Biden’s clean new energy plan, the China green revolution and the EU’s plan to reduce carbon are all large scale plans to embrace clean, sustainable energy.

SOLR is actively managed and fully transparent. The Fund is approximately equally weighted and holds 30 positions. It is the twin of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund (GAAEX) which launched in 2006.


The SmartETFs Sustainable Energy II ETF invests in companies poised to benefit from the shift to sustainable energy. This includes companies that we believe provide or support alternative or renewable sources of energy (as compared to more traditional sources of energy that can be environmentally depletive, such as fossil fuels like oil or coal or other hydrocarbon-based fuels), or that produce, generate, transport, deliver, or extend energy applications in a way that makes alternative or renewable energy more efficient or accessible.

The ETF is actively managed and fully transparent, investing in 30 approximately equally weighted positions on a global basis. 


The SmartETFs Sustainable Energy II ETF seeks long term appreciation by investing in equity securities of companies that provide or support alternative or renewable sources of energy.

Performance data over 1 year is annualized
1 Month4.11%4.84%0.08%
3 Months-3.80%-3.73%-5.72%
6 Months13.93%13.96%-9.25%
Year to Date-13.88%-13.60%-12.97%
1 Year-6.67%-6.69%-4.82%
Since Inception8.97%10.41%13.84%

As of Quarter End 03/31/2022FUND NAVMARKET PRICEINDEX
1 Month1.90%1.76%2.74%
3 Months-8.78%-8.67%-5.15%
6 Months-6.25%-6.14%2.21%
Year to Date-8.78%-8.67%-5.15%
1 Year-0.02%-0.21%10.12%
Since Inception14.78%16.31%24.06%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Performance data for the most recent month-end is available above.

30-DAY MEDIAN BID/ASK SPREAD as of 07/01/20220.4486%



PREMIUM/DISCOUNTCalendar Year 2021Q1 2022
Days traded at premium18348
Days traded at discount6914


SOLR Premium Discount NAV to Closing Price:
Calendar Year 2021


SOLR Premium Discount NAV to Closing Price: Q1 2022

HOLDINGS as of 07/01/2022
5.36NEENEXTERA ENERGY INCCOMMON STOCK80.563,078247,963.6965339F101
4.69IBEIBERDROLA SACOMMON STOCK10.7820,105216,824.78E6165F166
4.59HUBBHUBBELL INCCOMMON STOCK181.551,170212,413.50443510607
4.01916CHINA LONGYUAN POWER GROCOMMON STOCK1.9395,994185,463.73Y1501T101
3.87968XINYI SOLAR HOLDINGS LTDCOMMON STOCK1.54116,000179,174.55G9829N102
3.79ONON SEMICONDUCTORCOMMON STOCK46.843,744175,368.95682189105
3.71FSLRFIRST SOLAR INCCOMMON STOCK68.152,520171,738.00336433107
3.67CSIQCANADIAN SOLAR INCCOMMON STOCK31.125,454169,728.48136635109
3.55ORAORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INCCOMMON STOCK80.072,052164,303.64686688102
HOLDINGS as of 06/30/2022
5.15NEENEXTERA ENERGY INCCOMMON STOCK77.463,078238,421.8865339F101
4.51HUBBHUBBELL INCCOMMON STOCK178.581,170208,938.59443510607
4.50IBEIBERDROLA SACOMMON STOCK10.3720,105208,499.17E6165F166
4.07ONON SEMICONDUCTORCOMMON STOCK50.313,744188,360.64682189105
4.00916CHINA LONGYUAN POWER GROCOMMON STOCK1.9395,994185,466.09Y1501T101
3.87968XINYI SOLAR HOLDINGS LTDCOMMON STOCK1.54116,000179,176.84G9829N102
3.71FSLRFIRST SOLAR INCCOMMON STOCK68.132,520171,687.59336433107
3.67CSIQCANADIAN SOLAR INCCOMMON STOCK31.145,454169,837.56136635109
3.59SUSCHNEIDER ELEC SACOMMON STOCK118.311,404166,112.23F86921107

The Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or pay ETF expenses in order to limit the Fund’s total annual operating expenses to 0.79% through June 30, 2025. This is subject to change at any time.

International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume.

Prices of energy, whether traditional or sustainable, may fluctuate or decline due to many factors, including international political or economic developments, real or perceived, demand for energy and sustainable energy, production and distribution policies of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and other oil-producing countries, energy conservation projects, changes in governmental regulations affecting companies in the energy sector, including Sustainable Energy companies, changes in technology affecting Sustainable Energy, and changes in tax regulations relating to energy.

A decline in energy prices would likely have a negative effect on securities held by the ETF. The ETF’s focus on the energy sector to the exclusion of other sectors exposes the ETF to greater market risk and potential monetary losses than if the ETF’s assets were diversified among various sectors.