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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.

Utah Sounds Death Knell For Residential Solar Incentive

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed into law a bill that will fully phase out the state’s residential solar tax credit. Utah homeowners can currently claim a $2,000 income tax credit for installing rooftop solar, but the new law [Read More]

New York City Surpasses 100 MW Solar Generation Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

New York City residents and businesses are using the power of the sun to generate more than 100 MW of clean, renewable power, according to utility Con Edison. The company says its customers in the city have completed 9,700 projects [Read More]

Oregon Solar Incentive Program Selects Winning Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Business Oregon, a state economic development agency, has approved 15 utility-scale solar energy projects to enroll in the new Solar Development Incentive program. Created in the 2016 Oregon legislative session, the program encourages development of 2 MW to 10 MW [Read More]

Nevada Legislators Introduce Community Solar Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Democratic state senators in Nevada have introduced S.B.392, a bill that aims to expand solar energy access to more Nevada residents, particularly renters and low-income families, by establishing a statewide community solar program. “Nevada’s elderly residents and communities of color [Read More]

Minnesota Museum, University Sign Up For Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Minnesota-based renewables developer Geronimo Energy LLC says it has secured several major subscribers for its Nordic Solar Portfolio, which includes over 30 community solar gardens spread across 18 Minnesota counties. Publicly announced subscribers include the University of Minnesota (U of [Read More]

Two More U.S. Cities Go All-In With Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]

IKEA Complements Solar With Fuel Cells At New Haven Store

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

As it continues installing rooftop solar at its stores across the U.S., home furnishings giant IKEA is also turning to fuel cell technology to further boost its clean energy efforts. IKEA has “flipped the switch” on a fuel cell system [Read More]

Arkados To Acquire SolBright Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Arkados Group Inc., a software developer and system integrator enabling Internet of Things (IoT) applications for commercial and industrial customers, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of SolBright Renewable Energy LLC, a solar energy design and [Read More]

Solar Provider Sungevity Files For Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

The decision comes shortly after Sungevity lost a deal to become a public company and raise much-needed capital.

Trina Solar Completes Transaction To Become A Private Company

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar has announced the completion of its going-private transaction and suspended trading of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as it awaits delisting within the next 90 days. Last August, Trina unveiled its [Read More]