Staying below 2 degrees is “possible and practical” says RMI

The Rocky Mountain Institute’s new report Positive Disruption describes pathways for the global economy to mitigate serious global warming through accelerated adoption of renewable energy, the transformation of our energy and transportation system, and improved management of agriculture, forestry, and other land-uses. Staying below two degrees Celsius of warming is not just possible the report argues but practical given the accelerating declines in the cost of renewable energy.

India: CleanMax Solar receives $100m investment from US backer

CleanMax Solar, India’s largest rooftop solar developer, will use the private equity investment to fund growth opportunities outside India.

India: new 200 MW tender issued at Pavagada solar park

Tender adds to previous 250 MW of solar power that was retendered at the Pavagada solar park in Karnataka by the NTPC.

Interview: China’s Growatt talks markets, inverter service and storage

Felix Fang, Growatt’s Marketing Director, talks to pv magazine about the Chinese firm’s central and string inverter technology, global expansion, post-sales service and the growing importance of storage.

Mobisol acquires Lumeter for software, product expansion, and data

Acquisitions within the off-grid solar space are still rare. Mobisol recently acquired Lumeter for their software capability, opportunities for product expansion, and data on customer repayment.

Interview: Soltec CEO Raúl Morales discusses the energy yield advantages of trackers

The CEO of Soltec talks to pv magazine about the firm’s solar trackers, its innovation process and the ability of tracker technology to improve plant owners’ returns on investment.

PowerGen Europe show presses its renewable credentials, but attendees still out of step

Between June 27-29, some 9,000 participants were expected to turn out for this year’s PowerGen Europe conference and exhibition in Cologne, which marked the 25th anniversary of this industry event in Europe.

World Refugee Day: improving refugees’ access to energy

At 65.6 million people worldwide, the world’s forcibly displaced population remains at a record high. As these people flee conflicts tearing apart their home, they often face stark options for settlement within their own country or internationally. An estimated 90% of people in refugee camps lack electricity. More must be done to provide energy access to refugees.