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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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BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

Demand Energy Building Microgrid At NYC Apartment Complex

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, has started construction on the company’s microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned by L+M Development Partners. According to Demand Energy, [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Arizona Utility Names Solar Project In Memory Of Employee

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Arizona-based utility UniSource Energy Services (UES) has dedicated a new 5 MW solar array in memory of an employee who helped to keep the lights on for more than 30 years in Mohave County. UES says the Steven H. Jacobson [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Announces Compatibility With Tigo Optimizers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced full compatibility of its three-phase string inverters with Tigo’s module optimizers, fully complying with the 2014 and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. “We are pleased [Read More]

University’s Environmental Science Center Inks Solar Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

Solar energy will soon be generated in Cambridge, Md., on the grounds of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). UMCES has signed an agreement with Standard Solar Inc. to install a 2 MW solar project on approximately [Read More]

Trina Solar Introduces Duomax Twin Bifacial PERC Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. has announced the launch of its bifacial module Duomax Twin. According to the company, the new solution integrates Trina Solar’s high-efficiency bifacial PERC cell and Duomax module technology. Duomax Twin generates power from both [Read More]

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Bounces Back In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

In the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), total corporate funding in the global solar sector increased to $3.2 billion – double the $1.6 billion total seen in Q4’16, according to Mercom Capital Group. In a new report, the clean [Read More]

EIA: Solar Spurred Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices In Calif.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to a new analysis from [Read More]