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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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Nevada Solar Advocates Praise Advancement Of NEM Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

In a 38-2 vote, the Nevada State Assembly has passed a bill that aims to revive net energy metering (NEM) in the state. The bill, A.B.405, now goes to the state Senate for consideration, with about two weeks left in [Read More]

PJM Capacity Auction Procures Chunk Of Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

During its annual capacity auction, regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection recently procured 165,109 MW of resources for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. This included 504.3 MW of wind resources and 119 MW of solar resources. [Read More]

Suniva’s Trade Case Advances As Government Starts Investigation

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Written by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into Suniva’s highly controversial trade petition, which seeks new import tariffs and minimum import prices on all foreign-made crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules, [Read More]

Massachusetts Community Solar Project Goes Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

BlueWave Solar, along with financing partners MS Solar Solutions Corp. and National Bank of Arizona, has announced the completion of a 1.37 MW community solar project on Lake Street in Plympton, Mass. Known as the Lake Street project, the solar [Read More]

52 MW Solar Project Under Way For Mississippi Co-op

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Origis Energy USA and Cooperative Energy, a Mississippi-based generation and transmission cooperative, have broken ground on a 52 MW project near Sumrall in Lamar County, Miss. The project is expected to create approximately 400 jobs during construction, and the 540-acre [Read More]

Solar Energy Industries Association Names New Board Leaders

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Following a vote by its board of directors, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced that Tom Starrs, vice president of market strategy and policy for SunPower Corp., has become chair of the national solar trade group’s board. Michael [Read More]

Swinerton’s SOLV Opens Renewable Energy Operations And Control Center

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

SOLV, a Swinerton company, has completed its new Operations and Control Center (OCC) in San Diego. Construction on the 7,000-square-foot facility began in December 2016, and the facility will now serve as the home office for the SOLV team. SOLV [Read More]

Sunnova Unveils PowerStack Solar+Storage Residential Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has launched PowerStack, a new solar+storage service plan meant to help maximize a home’s solar energy use day and night. The solar+storage system is customized to the homeowners’ needs based on their average [Read More]

Soltec Announces SF7 Single-Axis Solar Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced its next-generation SF7 tracker. The company says it will officially launch SF7 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich starting May 31, as well as exhibit the [Read More]

TEP Inks Low-Cost Deal For Large Solar+Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced a deal to buy low-cost solar energy from a planned solar-plus-energy storage project it says will be large enough to power 21,000 homes. The new 100 MW solar array and an accompanying 30 MW [Read More]