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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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Sunrun Follows Suit, Ends Operations In Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

San Francisco-based residential solar installer Sunrun has now ceased all operations in the state of Nevada, consequently eliminating hundreds of jobs, after new rules mandating higher solar metering rates were put into effect. The company says it hopes to place [Read More]

Applied Energy Technologies’ Mounting System Selected For N.C. Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

Swinerton Renewable Energy has selected the Rayport-G ECO mounting system from Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, for a 30 MW DC project in North Carolina. AET had to provide extensive custom engineering support [Read More]

SolarCity, Direct Energy Install Remote Solar Power Project For Johns Hopkins

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

SolarCity and Direct Energy Business plan to work together to install a 13.6 MW solar power project for Johns Hopkins Medicine that will offset about 18% of the total energy used to power its facilities. Given the lack of roof [Read More]

SECI, DMRC Sign MOU To Develop 500 MW Of Solar In India

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

The Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) and the Delhi Metro Rail Corp. (DMRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 500 MW of solar projects to be developed ‘off-site’ – i.e., not on DMRC sites – within National [Read More]

How State RPS Policies Benefit Renewable Energy In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

As a result of state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies operating in 2013, $2.2 billion in benefits came from reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, and $5.2 billion came from reductions in other air pollution that year, according to a new study. The [Read More]

New York To Participate In Solar Ready Vets Training Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says that the state of New York will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Ready Vets training program, which provides military personnel stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., with technical skills to acquire solar [Read More]

Advanced Energy Economy Taps Business Execs For Clean Energy Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 07, 2016

Several company executives have joined the Advanced Energy Economy's (AEE) board of directors to support the business group's efforts to spur the growth of clean energy in the U.S. The new directors are Dan'l Lewin, corporate vice president of Microsoft; [Read More]

SMA Releases Improved Sunny Boy Model For Residential Inverter Line

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2016

SMA has redesigned its Sunny Boy inverter line to offer simplified installation, enhanced features and secure power supply functionality. The company says the UL-listed Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US, which interfaces directly with a smartphone, tablet or notebook, was developed specifically to [Read More]

Folsom Labs, nearmap Integrate Products For Solar Installers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2016

Folsom Labs, a provider of sales and engineering software for the solar industry, and nearmap, a provider of high-resolution imagery, recently integrated their products to quickly and effectively design and deploy solar arrays for installers in Australia and the U.S. [Read More]

SolarCity Forced To Eliminate 550 Nevada Jobs, Following PUC Decision

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2016

SolarCity says it has been forced to eliminate more than 550 jobs in Nevada as a direct result of the decision by Gov. Brian Sandoval's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to change the rules on rooftop solar in the state. The [Read More]