Welcome to Azure International

Azure International is a leading investment and advisory company focused on China's cleantech energy sector. Founded in 2003, we have a team of 20+ local and international professionals based in China with backgrounds in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, policy, government relations and finance. In addition to deep advisory capabilities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and energy finance, we have proven capability to invest in and accelerate the development of clean energy companies.  Our portfolio and partner companies have achieved both significant commercial success and returns to investors. Azure provides the necessary expertise and execution capabilities in China to lead relationship development with government and strategic partners, project execution, sourcing, sales and technology development – all with deep understanding of Chinese and international requirements.

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Solar – Hanwha Q Cells announces module deal with Martifer: Hanwha Q Cells will supply 30 MW of modules to the Portuguese solar development company for European projects. (Q Cells, in English)

Solar – Trina announces 60 MW to Xinyi Solar: The deal includes 25 MW of dual glass modules for deployment in greenhouses. (PV Magazine, in English)

Solar – Yingli reports earnings, reiterates full-year guidance: Yingli reported gross margins of 15.7% and net profit margins of -4.8% for 1Q 2014. Shipments for the 1Q fell 33%, in line with previous earnings warnings, and the company reiterated full-year module shipment guidance of 4-4.2 GW. (SeekingAlpha, in English)

Regulatory – Small generators enjoy new tax breaks, distributed solar tax simplified: Tax authorities announced that the central government will reduce value-added tax (VAT) rates on revenue earned by small generators. Previously, some small generators were taxed at rates varying between 3-6%. Henceforth, all small generators will enjoy a flat 3% VAT rate. The tax savings are expected to amount to RMB 24 billion. The rates benefit small hydro, natural gas and biomass power. (China Power, in Chinese) In related news from the prior week, authorities announced that private individuals would no longer have to apply for a fapiao (official receipt) for revenue from power injected into the grid. From now on, grid companies can directly pay for such power, after deducting 3% VAT. Previously, individuals paid 17% VAT and had to apply separately for a tax receipt. (BJX, in Chinese) Red tape and delays are the major obstacles to meeting the government’s aggressive targets for distributed solar.

Carbon – Chongqing will be final carbon market pilot before 2018 nationwide rollout: Trade data from the existing pilots shows a wide range of prices and trading volumes. (RTCC.org, in English)


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