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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.
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SunRISE Challenge II Seeks Solar Innovations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The Fraunhofer TechBridge program, part of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), is now accepting applications for a second round of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge. In partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs, SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II is [Read More]

NYSE Warns Yingli Green Energy About De-listing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has sent China-based solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy notification that the company is below the continued-listing standards of the NYSE. As Yingli explains in an announcement, the company is considered below criteria established [Read More]

New Renewables Campaign Focuses On Colleges, Universities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups have launched a campaign that aims to secure commitments from U.S. colleges and universities to shift to 100% renewable energy. According to the groups, hundreds of colleges and universities – as [Read More]

It’s Official: U.S. Solar Market Shattered Records In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association has revealed the latest year-end data, which shows the market grew 95%.

Beaumont Solar Completes 2.2 MW Rooftop Project In Mass.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

Beaumont Solar, a full-service solar provider, has completed a 2.2 MW rooftop PV system at the headquarters of a New England wine and spirit distributor. Martignetti Companies’ new 680,305 square-foot building, located in Taunton, Mass., now features 7,030 solar modules. [Read More]

Two More U.S. Cities Commit To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

This week, Pueblo, Colo., and Moab, Utah, became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to a transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Monday, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure to power [Read More]

SolarWorld To Shut Down Multicrystalline Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Germany-based panel maker SolarWorld AG has announced plans to stop production of the company’s multicrystalline products, shift its manufacturing focus, and reduce its workforce. The company says the decision to streamline operations will strengthen its competitiveness amid global solar market [Read More]

Minn. Reps Vote To End Solar Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

In a 76-49 vote on Thursday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed H.F.235, a bill that would eliminate the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program. Launched in 2013, the 10-year incentive program helps residents, businesses and communities fund new solar PV [Read More]

Calif. Public Energy Provider Signs Up For 200 MW Of Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), a public, locally controlled community choice energy program that provides electricity to San Mateo County, Calif., has inked a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy the output from a new 200 MW solar PV plant [Read More]

SunPower Appoints New Global Operations Executive

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Vertically integrated solar company SunPower Corp. has named Dr. Bill Mulligan its new executive vice president of global operations. He replaces Marty Neese, who is leaving the company for a position in a different sector, and will be responsible for [Read More]