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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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Zayo Buys RECs For Five Data Centers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 05, 2017

Zayo Group Holdings Inc., which provides communications infrastructure services, has purchased 86 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to power five of its zColo data centers in Illinois, Texas and New Jersey. Zayo says the purchase is part of [Read More]

Utility SCE&G Taps Developer For 1.62 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 03, 2017

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has selected TIG Sun Energy IV to develop a 1.62 MW solar facility in the Otarre development corridor of Cayce, S.C. The solar facility will be located adjacent to the corporate campus of [Read More]

Dominion Energy Grows Virginia Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 03, 2017

Dominion Energy has acquired Clarke County Solar, a 10 MW solar power facility in Clarke County, Va., from the project’s developer, an affiliate of Chicago-based Hecate Energy LLC. In addition, Dominion Energy has announced plans to purchase a 20 MW [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Says Planned Grid Upgrades Could Boost Rooftop Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 03, 2017

Utility company Hawaiian Electric, whose subsidiaries include Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, has submitted the draft of a plan to modernize its five island power grids to bring online more renewable resources, improve reliability and resilience, and give customers [Read More]

Energy Storage Company Younicos Gets Acquired

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 03, 2017

Younicos, a German-American developer and provider of energy storage solutions, has been acquired by Aggreko, a Glasgow-based power generation equipment company, for approximately $52 million. According to Aggreko, the acquisition strengthens Aggreko’s position as global energy markets continue to evolve [Read More]

Wartsila Completes Acquisition Of Greensmith Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 03, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has closed the previously announced acquisition of Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of grid-scale energy storage technologies and software solutions. The companies initially revealed [Read More]

El Paso Electric Issues RFP To Meet Future Energy Needs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 03, 2017

El Paso Electric (EPE), a utility whose service territory includes West Texas and southern New Mexico, has issued an all-sources request for proposals (RFP) for approximately 370 MW. Resource planning studies conducted by EPE currently indicate that a total of [Read More]

Massachusetts Sets Energy Storage Target

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 30, 2017

The new goal is the result of legislation passed last year, and one state official says energy storage has “the potential to be a game changer for Massachusetts.”

Industry Groups Praise Oregon’s Move Toward Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 30, 2017

On Thursday, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) adopted community solar rules that solar advocates say will bring the state one step closer to enabling all Oregonians to directly participate in, and benefit from, local solar projects without having to [Read More]

City Of Edmonds Establishes 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 30, 2017

The Edmonds, Wash., City Council has approved a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to the Sierra Club, Edmonds represents the first city or town in Washington state to commit to 100% [Read More]