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Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon is editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributes to sister publications North American Windpower magazine, Unmanned Aerial Online, and NGT News, an alternative fuel vehicle news site, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.

Ranking Shows Both Blue And Red States Lead On Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) ranks the clean energy progress of all 50 U.S. states and finds success spans political party lines, as both red and blue states are making the switch to cleaner energy. [Read More]

Arizona Utility SRP Announces Large Solar+Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Arizona-based public power utility Salt River Project (SRP) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery storage project that will be located in Pinal County, Ariz. Under the PPA, SRP will purchase all [Read More]

Cal Poly To Meet One-Fourth Of Campus Energy Needs With Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Cal Poly, a polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has announced it will break ground this summer on a solar farm that will generate renewable energy, create “Learn by Doing” opportunities for students and save the university [Read More]

Biditup To Auction Off Assets Of SMA’s Closed Denver Operations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Biditup Auctions Worldwide has announced that the assets of SMA Solar’s inverter manufacturing facilities in Denver, Colo., will be illuminating the auction block for a two-day, online-only sale in May. Last year, Germany-based inverter company SMA announced it was closing [Read More]

Macy’s Marks Completion Of Over 20 SunPower Solar Installations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

On Friday, several Macy’s Inc. locations are revealing their solar energy makeovers – part of a company-wide sustainability initiative – with SunPower during dedication events at the Macy’s Broadway Plaza store in Walnut Creek, Calif.; Bloomingdale’s store at The Shops [Read More]

Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

NRG Commissions Utility-Scale Solar Project For Cisco In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

NRG Energy has announced that a newly commissioned, 20 MW AC solar energy facility is now generating solar power for technology conglomerate Cisco’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters. NRG says all electricity and renewable energy credits generated by its new plant [Read More]

Kentucky Coal Company Plans Large Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

Berkeley Energy Group, a Kentucky-based coal mining company, is planning to install a large solar project atop one of its old coal strip mines. According to a report in the Courier-Journal, the coal company has teamed up with developer EDF [Read More]

El Paso Electric Community Solar Program Sells Out Within A Month

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

There’s no denying that community solar is quickly catching on as a viable alternative to rooftop solar all across the country. Underscoring that growing interest among consumers, utility El Paso Electric (EPE) has just announced that subscriptions for its new [Read More]

N.Y. Food Bank Completes State-Backed Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York have announced that two newly completed solar installations atop the food bank’s warehouse facilities in Albany and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, [Read More]