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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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Groups Appeal Maine PUC’s Solar Ruling In State Supreme Court

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

The battle of net energy metering (NEM) in Maine continues, with the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and partners filing a notice of appeal Monday at the Maine Supreme Court challenging the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) recent decision to roll [Read More]

Federal Court Suspends Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

California Energy Storage Rebate Bill Advances In Senate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved a bill last week that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish an Energy Storage Initiative that provides rebates for the installation of energy storage systems. S.B.700, authored [Read More]

Energy Groups Call For Perry’s DOE Study To Be ‘Open And Transparent’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are calling on Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform [Read More]

U.S. Senators Propose Switch To 100% Clean Energy By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed landmark climate change legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy. The “100 by ’50 [Read More]

Survey Gauges New England Homeowners’ Thoughts After Going Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

“Solar is creating more informed and energy-conscious consumers, and the product is now part of mainstream American culture,” says Mark Durrenberger, president of Massachusetts-based solar installer New England Clean Energy. Durrenberger cites the results of his company’s recent customer insights [Read More]

U.S. Army Base Recruits Texas Solar And Wind Power

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

A hybrid wind and solar complex has officially started generating electricity for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Project operator Apex Clean Energy developed and managed construction of the complex, which will provide more than 50% of the [Read More]

GRID Alternatives, Connecticut Green Bank Kick Off Low-Income Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

U.S. nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has marked its expansion into the Connecticut market through a collaboration with the Connecticut Green Bank to install no-cost solar on multifamily affordable housing units across the state. The expansion was announced at a [Read More]

Once 80-Year Rivals, Poyant Signs And Beaumont Solar Collaborate On Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

Poyant Signs, a sign manufacturing and branding specialist, recently teamed up with locally based installer Beaumont Solar to build a 330 kW rooftop solar array atop the sign company’s 50,000-square-foot headquarters in New Bedford, Mass. According to Beaumont Solar, the [Read More]

7X Energy Launches Solar Block-And-Index Contract Model

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

7X Energy Inc., a Texas-based utility-scale solar development company, has announced the availability of SolarBlocks, a block-and-index power purchasing product through which the blocks of energy are generated by a greenfield solar plant developed by 7X Energy. Traditionally, the company [Read More]