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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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SEIA Issues Apology Amid Allegation Of ‘Intimidation Tactics’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has issued a public apology after coming under fire from Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, journalist and social commentator who claims SEIA used “intimidation tactics” in response to an op-ed she wrote. For its [Read More]

Solaria Launches Lawsuit Over Solar Module Technology

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

Solar module manufacturer Solaria Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., Seraphim Solar USA Manufacturing Inc., and Suzhou Autoway System Co. Ltd. in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. In the lawsuit, [Read More]

A National First: Md. Legislature Passes Energy Storage Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Maryland is “charging ahead” and embracing a new type of incentive for storage technology, according to the Energy Storage Alliance.

Minnesota Power, National Guard Cut Ribbon On Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Last Thursday, utility Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard cut the ribbon on a 10 MW solar project at Camp Ripley in Morrison County. Minnesota Power, a division of Allete Inc., built the solar array under a memorandum of [Read More]

Albuquerque Officials Reveal Major Solar Plan For City Buildings

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

On Saturday, Albuquerque, N.M., City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton announced the city is taking the first steps to install over $25 million worth of solar projects on municipal buildings. This will be the first phase in fulfilling the [Read More]

Community College District To Benefit From On-Campus Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

ForeFront Power and the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) in California have partnered to build 7.5 MW of solar canopy systems across five campuses in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Reedley. According to ForeFront Power, the solar portfolio will support [Read More]

APS Maps Out Cleaner Future For Arizona Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) says its customers will benefit from increasingly clean, reliable and affordable energy – and a smarter, stronger energy grid – through steps outlined in the utility’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The result of a [Read More]

NREL Reclaims World Record For Solar Hydrogen Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. According to NREL, the new solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency record is [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

Adara Power Launches New Residential Solar Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Adara Power has announced the launch of its second-generation energy storage system for residential solar, the Adara Pulse. According to the Silicon Valley company, its Adara Pulse is an intelligent, stackable to 20 kWh residential energy storage solution driven by [Read More]