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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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Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

Shortly after praising Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., for signing a bill to help restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry last week, renewable energy advocates have expressed disappointment with the governor’s decision to veto two other clean energy bills. On Friday, Sandoval [Read More]

Report: Renewables Don’t Threaten U.S. Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

A new report by Analysis Group has answered questions posed two months ago by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. The result? Nope, there’s no evidence [Read More]

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

Panasonic And Pika Energy Partner On Harbor Smart Battery

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy Inc. have partnered to offer the Harbor 10P/15P Smart Battery, a DC-coupled energy storage solution. Harbor 10P/15P will begin shipping in late 2017 and is available for pre-order today. [Read More]

Vivint Solar Spreads Into The Vermont Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Shortly after its expansion into the Colorado market, Vivint Solar Inc. has announced that is again expanding its footprint, this time into Vermont. The residential solar provider now operates in 18 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, [Read More]

Silicon Ranch Kicks Off Solar Project For Colo. Co-op

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) and Silicon Ranch Corp. have announced construction is under way on a new 3.5 MW solar facility in Kersey, Colo. The partners say the 30-acre facility will feature more than 40,000 solar panels [Read More]

Nexamp Completes Community Solar Project In Massachusetts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Nexamp Inc. has celebrated the completion of its newest community solar project, a 700 kW facility located in Fitchburg, Mass. Through Nexamp’s Solarize My Bill program, participating Unitil customers, many of whom were previously unable to install solar panels on [Read More]

RMI Launches Tool To Help Navigate Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a software platform that aims to help buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.