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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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Sharp And CivicSolar Enter SmartStorage Partnership

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Sharp Electronics Corp. recently announced that CivicSolar, a full-service solar distributor, is now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage energy storage system through its distribution network of solar PV installers. The companies already teamed up on their first project under the partnership, which [Read More]

Global Status Report: Renewables Thrive, But More Progress Needed

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

A new report on the state of the global renewable energy industry outlines a few trends for another “record-breaking” year for renewables: Additions in installed renewable capacity set new records in 2016, renewables are becoming the least-cost option, the inherent [Read More]

Madison College Announces Large Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Madison Area Technical College (MATC) will add $1.8 million to a grant from utility Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to build a 1.4 MW solar PV system atop the school’s main Truax Campus building in Madison, Wis. MATC says the [Read More]

NIST Researchers Use Novel Techniques To Examine Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say they have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the variations in chemical composition and defects of widely used solar cells. The new techniques, [Read More]

Keystone Creates Investment Fund For Small-Scale Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Keystone Power Holdings LLC has established KPH Solar Farms Fund I, a new investment fund for small-scale solar projects. Keystone says the fund will enable the company to expand its ownership into key U.S. markets, such as Maryland, Massachusetts, New [Read More]

D.C. Sports Arena Will Tap Into Off-Site Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

Monumental Sports & Entertainment and WGL Energy Services Inc. have announced a partnership that will allow Verizon Center – a Washington, D.C., arena home to the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and Valor, as well as concerts and other entertainment events [Read More]

N.Y. School Completes State’s First K-Solar Program Installation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

The Somers Middle School in Westchester County has completed its new rooftop solar system, making it New York State’s first school to receive a portion of its electricity through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s K-Solar clean energy initiative. The K-Solar program [Read More]

South Carolina Utility Launches Community Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

In partnership with developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC), South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has launched what the utility claims is the state’s largest community solar program. SCE&G says the 16 MW AC program will make solar generation available [Read More]

Dominion Selects More Va. Schools For ‘Solar For Students’ Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

As renewable energy becomes a growing part of Virginia’s energy mix, Dominion Energy says it is expanding its Solar for Students program to give more students hands-on experience with solar power. Dominion Energy has selected five additional public schools in [Read More]

Coronal Energy And Dominion Partner On Virginia Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, has partnered with Dominion Energy on a 20 MW solar project in Essex County, Va. With a local office in Charlottesville, Coronal Energy will develop, own and operate the Essex Solar Center, and Dominion Energy [Read More]