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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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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]

Kilowatt Financial, Clean Power Finance Complete Merger And Rebrand

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2016

Clean Power Finance Inc. and Kilowatt Financial LLC have finalized their merger, which was originally announced in July 2015, and are now rebranded as Spruce Finance Inc. According to a release from the combined companies, Spruce is a nationwide provider [Read More]

Canadian Solar Adds Five Solar Power Plants To U.K. Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2016

Canadian Solar Inc. has energized five solar power plants in the U.K., adding 22.9 MW to its PV portfolio in the region that currently is marked at 63.1 MW. Three of the solar plants – Royston Solar Park, Wick Road [Read More]

Town Of Wilton Chooses Ross Solar Group To Support New Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

The Town of Wilton, Conn., has selected Ross Solar Group to serve as its solar installer as it launches Solarize Wilton, a part of Solarize Connecticut's residential solar initiative. Solarize Wilton is a coordinated effort supported by the Town of [Read More]

NYSERDA Re-Allocates $6 Million To Extend Incentives Under NY-Sun Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has re-allocated more than $6 million in unused funds to extend current solar incentives in certain NY-Sun Solar MW Block programs. Under Gov. Cuomo's MW Block initiative, residential, small commercial [Read More]

TXU Energy Introduces 100% Texas Solar Electricity Plan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

TXU Energy, a Dallas-based competitive retail electricity company, has launched TXU Energy Solar Advantage, the market's first electricity plan that is 100% backed by solar power generated in Texas. This plan follows the company's new, high-efficiency solar rooftop offer and [Read More]

Canadian Solar Subsidiary Closes Financing On 75 MW Astoria 2 Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., has closed on a tax equity investment commitment with GE Energy Financial Services for the 75 MW AC Astoria 2 solar power project, currently under construction in Kern County, Calif. [Read More]

MiaSole Installs Thin-Film FLEX Solar Modules On California Carport

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

MiaSole, a thin-film PV module manufacturer based in Santa Clara, Calif., recently installed its FLEX-02 solar modules on an existing carport, built by Martinez, Calif.-based Baja Construction, at the Oakley Executive RV and Boat Storage facility. The manufacturer says this [Read More]

Silicon Valley Power Will Go Green Two Years Earlier Than Planned

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the municipal electric utility in Santa Clara, Calif., will become a coal-free utility on Dec. 31, 2017, when it ends electricity imports from a New Mexico coal-fired power plant. SVP says it will replace the power [Read More]