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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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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]

Data Center Company Goes Beyond RECs For 100% Solar Power

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

Switch, a global technology solutions company, has announced that all of its SUPERNAP data centers and its more than 1,000 clients co-located at its facilities will be powered by 100% solar power, effectively fulfilling its pledge to the White House [Read More]

NREL, CSEM Jointly Set Efficiency World Record With Dual-Junction Solar Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2016

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly reached a record conversion efficiency of 29.8%, setting a new world record for converting non-concentrated sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction [Read More]

EIA Now Provides Monthly State-Level Estimates For Small-Scale PV

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 04, 2016

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) now regularly reports on monthly estimates of small-scale distributed PV electricity generation and capacity by state and sector, according to a recent release. Previously, the EIA provided monthly state-level data only for utility-scale generation [Read More]

SECI, Russian Energy Agency Enter Into MOU For India Solar Developments

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 04, 2016

The Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) and the Russian Energy Agency (REA) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up large-scale photovoltaic power plants in India between 2016 and 2022. Per the agreement, a pilot project [Read More]

SunPower Names Eduardo Medina EVP Of Power Plants

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 04, 2016

Renewables energy veteran Eduardo Medina has joined SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based solar technology and energy services provider, as executive vice president of power plants in its Lyon, France, office. In this role, he will direct the company's business [Read More]

First Solar Certifies Ecoppia’s Cleaning Solution For PV Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 04, 2016

First Solar says it has certified Ecoppia's autonomous, waterless cleaning technology for use on all solar sites employing First Solar's PV modules. Before these autonomous solutions were available, water and brush-based solutions had been the industry standard for years. Now, [Read More]

JinkoSolar Announces Chief Strategy Officer’s Resignation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 04, 2016

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has released a statement that Arturo Herrero, the company's chief strategy officer, has resigned for personal reasons, effective Jan. 1. ‘We'd like to thank Mr. Arturo Herrero for six years of service and dedication to furthering [Read More]

Could Renewable Energy Save Utilities Billions?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on September 26, 2013

Incorporating high levels of wind and solar power into the Western Interconnection grid, which includes 13 U.S. states and some parts of Canada and Mexico, could ultimately save utilities billions of dollars per year in fuel costs and reduce carbon [Read More]

It’s Official: Regulators OK PSE&G’s $446M Solar Plan

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2013

On May 29, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) officially signed off on Public Service Electric and Gas Co.'s (PSE&G) proposal to invest up to $446 million in new solar installations throughout the state. The utility initially sought [Read More]