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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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Altus Power Flips Switch On 10 MW New Jersey Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

Connecticut-based Altus Power America Inc. has announced completion of a 10 MW ground-mounted solar energy system, known as the Spartan solar project, in North Hanover Township, N.J. The company says construction kicked off in September 2016 and involved hundreds of [Read More]

IHS Analysis: Suniva Petition Poses ‘Severe Threat’ To U.S. PV Demand

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

What if the bankrupt manufacturer’s highly controversial call for new import tariffs is successful?

Mercedes-Benz Taps Vivint Solar For U.S. Rollout Of Home Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic partnership to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. residential solar market. Last November, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler AG established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy [Read More]

Campbell Soup Co. Installing 4.4 MW Of Solar At World Headquarters 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Campbell Soup Co., in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, SunPower Corp. and ORIX USA Corp., has broken ground on a 4.4 MW solar power project at the company’s world headquarters in Camden, N.J. Scheduled to come online this fall, [Read More]

DPW Solar Launches POWER DISK Rail-Less Mounting System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

DPW Solar, a brand of Preformed Line Products, has announced its new POWER DISK rail-less rooftop solar mounting system. According to the manufacturer, maneuvering mounting rails can be a demanding part of installing rooftop PV modules, but now installers can avoid [Read More]

Virginia Aims To Regulate Power Plant Emissions Amid CPP Rollback

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has taken executive action to reduce carbon emissions across the state. Under the newly signed Executive Directive 11, the governor is instructing the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to begin the process of establishing regulations [Read More]

U.S. Loses Top Spot Among Most ‘Attractive’ Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]

Georgia Power To Build 139 MW Solar Project At Robins Air Force Base

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has announced plans to build a new 139 MW solar facility adjacent to Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Warner Robins, Ga., just south of Macon. The project was approved Tuesday by the Georgia Public Service [Read More]

DTE Energy Plans To Slash Emissions 80% By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

California Assembly Passes Bill To Extend Solar Thermal Incentives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

By a vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly has passed A.B.797, a bill that would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies. According to the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the bill is part of the [Read More]