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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.

In Wake Of Nuclear Debacle, Poll Shows S.C. Voters Want More Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

As the state grapples with a highly publicized debacle after two South Carolina utilities abandoned a nuclear power plant project, a new poll has found that more than two-thirds of South Carolina voters believe the state should rely more on [Read More]

ComEd Takes ‘First Step’ Toward Community Solar With Filing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has made a filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that the utility says begins to lay the groundwork and set terms and conditions to enable customers to participate in community solar projects as a result of Illinois’ [Read More]

Massachusetts Awards Solar Grant To Sheriff’s Department

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

The Baker-Polito administration in Massachusetts has awarded a $545,000 grant to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to support the installation of a 436 kW solar canopy at the Franklin County Jail and House of Correction in Greenfield. This grant marks [Read More]

Mississippi Power, Silicon Ranch Win Approval For 53 MW Solar Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

Utility company Mississippi Power and SR Meridian III, a wholly owned subsidiary of developer Silicon Ranch Corp.,  have received unanimous approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to build a 52.5 MW solar project in Lauderdale County. The project [Read More]

Rolls-Royce Subsidiary Dedicates 1.35 MW Solar Project In S.C.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

MTU America, a manufacturing subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, recently held a ceremony in Graniteville, S.C., to mark completion of a 1.35 MW ground-mounted solar array. Georgia-based SolAmerica Energy designed and installed the system on a seven-acre site highly visible from the [Read More]

Arizona Regulators Approve Solar Compromise

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a settlement agreement resolving utility Arizona Public Service’s (APS) comprehensive rate case, thus allowing the state’s largest electricity provider to increase its rates and implementing a key solar compromise. The approval comes after [Read More]

Advanced Microgrid Passes 24-Hour Islanding Test In Illinois

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

Ameren Corp., a Midwest-based energy company, and S&C Electric Co., a smart grid solutions provider, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Ill. The microgrid – which the partners tout as [Read More]

LADWP Fast-Tracks Major Solar Battery Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power Commissioners on Tuesday advanced a utility-scale battery storage project at the Beacon Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert that will allow greater utilization of nearly 600 [Read More]

DESRI Acquires Another California Project From First Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

First Solar Inc. and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI) have announced the acquisition by a DESRI affiliate of the 40 MW Cuyama Solar Project in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The project, [Read More]

The Home Depot Adding Rooftop Solar Across The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The home improvement specialty retailer says it wants to change its large, unused rooftops into mini solar farms.