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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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Concerned Energy Groups Send Analyses To Secretary Perry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have submitted materials to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy [Read More]

Solar Developer 8minutenergy Spreads Into Energy Storage Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

8minutenergy Renewables LLC, an independent solar power developer, has announced it expanded into the energy storage market with a 1 GW project pipeline. The company says its core energy storage team includes experts with over 100 years of combined experience [Read More]

NRG Adds 32 MW Of Community Solar In Minnesota

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

NRG Energy’s renewables business has completed a 32 MW portfolio of community solar projects in Minnesota. The company says the seven new solar farms, ranging from 3 MW to 5 MW, represent the first set of several more projects in [Read More]

GameChange Announces Purlin Jig For Genius Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, has announced the AutoSpace&Square purlin jig for the company’s Genius Tracker solution. According to the company, the AutoSpace&Square purlin jig reduces purlin installation time by over 50% and can [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Rebrands To Reflect Expansion Into Other Cleantech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

After announcing plans to expand its scope beyond wind power last November, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has officially changed its name and become Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes [Read More]

SEIA Vows To Lead Fight Against Suniva Trade Petition

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

The national solar trade group claims thousands of U.S. jobs are at stake and has urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to deny Suniva’s request for new import tariffs.

Joe Kennedy Commissions Falmouth Landfill Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Citizens Energy Corp., a Boston-based nonprofit founded by former U.S. Congressman Joseph “Joe” P. Kennedy II, has commissioned a 4 MW solar project built atop an unused landfill in Falmouth, Mass. The project represents the 15th array built by the [Read More]

Tesla, Vermont Utility Launch ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Energy Storage Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Tesla has teamed up with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) to launch what has been dubbed a “first-of-its-kind” energy storage aggregation program using Tesla’s battery solutions. In a blog post, Tesla says, “The next step in tapping the potential [Read More]

Wartsila Acquires Greensmith To Boost Energy Storage Capabilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of energy storage technologies and software solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With approximately [Read More]

SolarCity Co-Founder Lyndon Rive To Leave Tesla

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

A few months after electric vehicle and battery maker Tesla closed its acquisition of SolarCity, Lyndon Rive, co-founder and former CEO of the giant residential solar provider, has announced he is stepping away from the combined company in June. Rive, [Read More]