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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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Soltec Solar Tracker Obtains Certification In Brazil

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 18, 2016

Spain-based manufacturer Soltec Renewable Energies has obtained FINAME certification for its SF utility single-axis tracker from the Brazilian National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES). The FINAME program provides special financing conditions to companies acquiring equipment manufactured in Brazil. [Read More]

U.S. Superstores Have Huge Solar Potential, Says Report

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

Environment America releases some impressive stats and calls on Target to up its solar game.

SunPower Cuts Ribbon On 15 MW Air Force Base Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

SunPower Corp. joined utility NV Energy, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Miranda Ballentine and 99th Air Base Wing Commander Colonel Richard Boutwell in dedicating a new 15 MW solar power system that is now operating [Read More]

Rocky Mountain Power Taps juwi To Build 20 MW Solar Farm For Subscribers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

Rocky Mountain Power has signed a contract with juwi to build and develop the utility’s first Subscriber Solar program resource. The 20 MW solar farm will be located in Holden, Utah. In October, the Utah Public Service Commission approved the [Read More]

Seventeen Governors Sign Accord Focused On Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

A bipartisan group of 17 governors has signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future – a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices and a modern electrical grid. The accord provides participating governors [Read More]

Panasonic Unveils Two New Solar Photovoltaic Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has added two models to its HIT solar photovoltaic module product lineup. Ideal for use in virtually all residential applications, the new N330 (330 W) and N325 (325 W) modules achieve up to 36% higher [Read More]

GCL New Energy Buys 68.5 MW Of North Carolina Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

Through its wholly owned subsidiary’s acquisition of two developers, China-based GCL New Energy has bought a solar project pipeline in North Carolina totaling 68.5 MW. According to a company filing, GCL has purchased the entire equity interest in Wilson Project [Read More]

Banyan Announces Licensing Opportunity For Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2016

Banyan Energy has announced a licensing model that the Silicon Valley start-up claims allows companies to leverage their existing production infrastructure to manufacture Banyan-designed solar photovoltaic modules for less than $0.30/W. The company says its patent-protected, optically enhanced module architecture [Read More]

Oregon House Passes Bill To Eliminate Coal, Double Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2016

A utility-backed bill aimed at eliminating coal use and doubling renewable energy in Oregon has advanced in the state legislature. On Monday, the Oregon House of Representatives passed H.B.4036 in a 39-20 vote, and the legislation now goes to the [Read More]

SolarCity Chooses Tesla Battery For Kaua’i Solar Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2016

SolarCity has selected Tesla Energy to supply the batteries for a solar array and energy storage system to be built for Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in Hawaii. KIUC says SolarCity says it made its choice after conducting a comprehensive [Read More]