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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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New York Awards $11 Million For Community Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the state as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition. As NYSERDA explains, microgrids [Read More]

Panasonic Introduces Trio Of All-Black Solar Panels

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has added three new models to its HIT series of residential solar PV panels. According to the company, its new N320K, N315K and N310K panels are able to produce 320 W, 315 W and 310 [Read More]

JinkoSolar Donates Panels To Nonprofit GRID Alternatives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

JinkoSolar has announced its latest philanthropic partnership with U.S. nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives, under which the manufacturer will donate over 620 kW of its modules to GRID. JinkoSolar says its contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of [Read More]

Enel Green Power North America Inaugurates New Headquarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently cut the ribbon at its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North [Read More]

Stanford Solar Policy Guide Urges U.S. Collaboration With China

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Backed by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Stanford study makes some intriguing and perhaps controversial recommendations.

NV Energy, Solar Installers Request NEM Grandfathering Extension

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

The long battle over net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada hasn’t always been pleasant – and it still isn’t over – but when utility NV Energy and solar stakeholders reached a compromise to grandfather in existing rooftop solar customers under [Read More]

UMass Boston To Save Up To $5M With Solar Contract

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

A new 3.9 MW solar installation built atop Boston Business Park is expected to help the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass Boston) avoid up to $5 million in energy costs over the next 20 years through virtual net metering, according [Read More]

GE Unit Builds Solar Projects Throughout Northeast

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Through its Current subsidiary, General Electric (GE) has been building solar projects both for itself and for a diverse range of customers in the U.S. Northeast. The global conglomerate first established Boston-based Current in late 2015 as a start-up unit [Read More]

SOLV Deploys QOS O&M Software For 1 GW Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

SOLV, an independent solar operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the O&M of over 1 GW of solar projects in the U.S. According to QOS Energy, Qantum is [Read More]

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]