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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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Micro-Inverter Provider APsystems Sponsors ‘Extend The Day’ Charity

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

Solar micro-inverter provider APsystems has announced a major sponsorship commitment to Extend the Day, a charity organization that gives solar reading lights to schoolchildren in disadvantaged countries with no access to electricity. APsystems says it will donate $1.00 to the [Read More]

America’s Electric Co-ops Are Going Big On Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are [Read More]

Aloha, Storage! Tesla Helps Hawaiian Co-op Deploy Solar At Night

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

On Wednesday, representatives from Tesla Inc. and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), as well as dignitaries from throughout Hawaii, were on-hand for a blessing ceremony of the state’s first dispatchable solar energy plant. Commissioned by KIUC and owned by Tesla, [Read More]

Battery Maker Aquion Energy Files For Chapter 11, Seeks Buyer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Aquion Energy Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems for solar and other renewable energy, has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of [Read More]

NV Energy Proposes Customer ‘Subscription Solar’ Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Although the Nevada utility has long been under fire for its questionable support for customer-owned rooftop solar, NV Energy has announced it is seeking regulatory approval for a program that would allow its customers to sign up and purchase some [Read More]

After Historic 2016, What’s Ahead For The U.S. Solar Market?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Last year, one new megawatt of solar PV went online in the U.S. every 36 minutes, according to a market study, which also reveals forecasts for 2017 and beyond.

1366 Announces New Milestones With Direct Wafer Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Massachusetts-based silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies has achieved a new performance record for its Direct Wafer technology, reaching 19.9% cell efficiency through 1366’s ongoing technical partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS. The result edges out the partners’ previous cell efficiency high [Read More]

Solar Savings Will Help Hawaii Foodbank Feed More Hungry Families

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

The Hawaii Foodbank and REC Solar have celebrated the installation of a new solar array at the nonprofit’s Oahu warehouse. REC Solar says the 296.7 kW solar system is estimated to save the Hawaii Foodbank about 463,742 kWh of energy in [Read More]

Solect Energy Acquires Brightergy’s Northeast Division

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Solect Energy, a Massachusetts-based commercial solar company, has acquired the Northeast division of Brightergy, a Kansas City-based company with operations in Boston. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Solect explains that it has acquired Brightergy’s Northeast sales and project management [Read More]

Sunnova Taps Enphase As Preferred Inverter Provider

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., an energy tech manufacturer specializing in micro-inverters, and Sunnova Energy Corp., a U.S. residential solar provider, have expanded their partnership through a new agreement making Enphase the preferred inverter supplier for Sunnova. “Sunnova puts customers first, and [Read More]