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Renewable energy industry news roundup: June 6-June 14, 2015

Renewable energy industry news roundup: June 6-June 14, 2015

This week in renewable energy news, California continues to break solar energy records, Hawaii sets a big goal for 2045 and a new study claims the rest of the United States could follow suit.

Ecotech Institute's Walter Christmas discusses summer safety for wind technicians

Heat stress is a very real concern that should not be taken lightly. Public service announcements warn us that a car can reach temperatures of 140° F within an hour in the sun. A wind turbine nacelle can get just as hot.

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Hawaii governor signs bill that sets renewable energy goal at 100% by 2045

In 30 years, Hawaii should be running only on electricity made by renewable energy – presumably a mix of solar, wind, and geothermal power.

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Study claims U.S. could run exclusively on clean energy by 2050

A new study plots roadmaps for all 50 states to achieve this goal. The study is published in Energy & Environmental Science, and is authored by Mark Z. Jacobson, a civil and environmental engineer who heads up Stanford's Atmosphere and Energy Program.

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Forbes talks to Richard Rankin about investor appetite for renewable energy

Richard Rankin joined Ardsley Partners in March 2012. Prior to joining Ardsley Partners, Richard was the Partner of Atheneum Capital LLC, a Private Equity firm he founded in 2005. Atheneum invests in life science, technology, cleantech and alternative companies.

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Analysts predict solar will become default technology of the future

Investment bank UBS finds that global installed solar capacity will more than triple by 2025, and then again by 2050.

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California generates record amount of solar power for 14th time in 2015

The latest record high was 6,078 megawatts of simultaneous solar generation. Experts expect a steady clip of new records over the next few months, as sunny summer weather kicks into full gear.

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Can't put solar panels on your house? Startup Yeloha says it has a solution

Yeloha wants to pair up property owners in relatively sunny areas with consumers who are looking to buy renewable energy, but can't get solar panels on their own roofs.

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