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  – State Grid ERI acknowledges that distributed PV installations well behind targets: At the “2014 PV Investment and Financing Forum” that was hosted in Beijing last week, State Grid researchers acknowledged that distributed PV installations were not on pace to achieve the 2014 goal of 8 GW. According to their statistics, only 438 MW were added during the first five months of 2014 and installations within China’s 18 PV Demonstration zones were only 5% of the anticipated grid connected capacity. (BJX CN

Energy Storage – Chinese researchers claim world’s largest rechargeable LiS battery: China Academy of Science researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) announced the successful development of a 15 Ah@430Wh/kg rechargeable LiS, beating out Sion Power, a U.S. based manufacturer, in terms of density and size. Their work was funded by the “863” program. LiS batteries are very interesting for applications with high energy density requirements, like portable electronics and electric vehicles, because LiS energy densities are 3-4 times higher than traiditional lithium ion cells. (China New Energy CN)

Policy – Head of National Energy Administration lays out vision for 13th Five-Year Energy Plan: With the launch of the China’s next five-year plan less than two years away, Wu Xunxiong, head of the NEA, provided a comprehensive view of China’s energy future. He called for 200 GW of wind and 100 GW of solar by 2020, as well as increased emphasis on the development of geothermal, biomass and tidal power.  (NEA CN)

Solar  – Jinko Solar signs 100 MW for solar plants in Southeast China: JinkoSolar Power inked a 100MW deal with the Hengfeng County local government in Jiangxi Province. The plants will be operated by JinkoSolar and will receive RMB1.2/kWh FiT. Traditionally, large solar plants have been constructed in China’s Northwestern provinces. This project reflects the new trend in solar installations whereby PV developers are looking for projects closer to China’s load centers along the Eastern seaboard, driven by a mix of government policy and a desire to avoid areas with preexisiting solar curtailment. (EBR EN)

Energy Efficiency – IBM agrees to collaborate with China’s largest server vendor: Following a downturn of sales related to security fears, IBM has agreed to work with China’s largest server vendor, Inspur International. Compared to the West, China’s data centers have low energy efficiency. IBM will provide a range of innovations, including its Power8 processors, that should help push Inspur towards more energy efficient designs. (The Star EN)

Electric Vehicle– BYD says EVs will be driving force or revenue growth in H2 2014: BYD’s first half conventional and new energy sales were lackluster, achieving  36% and 4% of BYD’s annual sales targets respectively. Nonetheless, BYD’s chairman is bullish on 2nd half new energy vehicle growth prospects claiming that new battery production capacity will allow BYD to address its new energy vehicle order backlog. (ESCN CN)


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