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 – NEA releases new notice on PV plant planning and operation: The National Energy Administration is seeking to cool down speculation and trading of project development rights for solar projects in China. In a recent policy notice, the NEA forbids the sale of land development rights to other developers, requiring these projects to reapply for approval. With respect to renewable energy surcharge quotas, the NEA will now allow unused quota from some provinces to be transferred to provinces with project backlogs. Finally, the NEA once again stated that provinces experiencing significant solar curtailment will have reduced or suspended subsidy quotas in the next year. (NEA CN)

Solar – Ningbo Bureau of Finance announces local distributed PV subsidies: The city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province will provide a production subsidy of RMB0.1/kWh on top of the national distributed PV subsidy for all projects operational before December 31, 2015. The additional local subsidy will be provided for the first five years of the project’s operation. In order to receive this subsidy, the city requires that the project investors be a registered Ningbo company. (BJX CN)

Solar – Shanxi energy regulator releases new PV project oversight measures: The Shanxi energy regulators recent policy release aims to simplify the project approval and grid interconnection process. Notably, it also encourages the direct sale of excess energy within industrial and economic development zones. As local electricity prices are higher than the price State Grid pays for excess electricity, this can serve to improve project economics without the need for additional local subsidies. (BJX CN)

Solar – PV an important part of the State Council’s Poverty Alleviation Plan: The NEA and the Poverty Alleviation Office of the State Council jointly released a plan to use PV as a poverty alleviation tool over the next six years. PV is seen as a means of driving up rural electricity consumption and, correspondingly, productivity and revenues. This policy appears to be a follow on from the government’s electricity for all citizens plan, which helped bring electricity to over five million residents from 2011-2014, largely through the provision of small PV and battery systems. (NEA CN)

Solar – SunEdison Announces Solar Joint Venture in China: SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) has announced a joint venture agreement with JIC Capital that will result in the development of up to 1 GW of utility-scale solar PV projects in China over the next 3 years. Project development is expected to begin early next year. (PV Magazine EN)

Solar – SunEdison in talks for US$2 billion polysilicon plant in China: According to Bloomberg, SunEdison is in talks with an unnamed Chinese partner about investing up to US$2 billion in a polysilicon plant in China. The plant will have a capacity of about 20,000 to 30,000 metric tons a year with ultra-fluid-bed-reactor technology and will produce polysilicon at less than US$6/kg. Current market prices for polysilicon are closer to US$20/kg. (Bloomberg EN)

Electric Vehicle – Tesla looking to establish manufacturing lines in China within 3 years: According to a reporter with ChinaTopix, Tesla is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Chongqing within the next three years. This move would serve to lower custom duties and shipping expenses by over US$20,000 per car. It may also help ensure that Tesla’s access to government subsidies. (ChinaTopix EN)


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