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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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Study: Colleges, Universities Could Lead U.S. Toward 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

A new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center says U.S. colleges and universities are in a good position to help lead the country toward a transition to 100% renewable energy. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course [Read More]

1 MW Community Solar Farm Goes Online In Southeastern Mass.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

IGS Solar, a turnkey commercial and residential solar provider, together with Melink Solar Inc., a provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, recently completed a 1 MW community solar project in Rochester, Mass. IGS Solar says half of the [Read More]

SCE Seeks New Distributed Energy To Boost Grid Resiliency

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a request for offers (RFO) to acquire new distributed energy resources to bolster grid resiliency in the utility’s Santa Barbara-Goleta area. The RFO is seeking a range of new distributed energy resources, including energy [Read More]

Utility Owner Gaz Metro To Acquire Standard Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Canada-based Gaz Metro, a diversified energy provider with more than $5.8 billion in assets, is acquiring Maryland-based commercial solar company Standard Solar Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec, is [Read More]

U.S. Study Puts Impressive ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue In Perspective

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]

M&A Action: Brookfield To Take Over SunEdison’s TerraForm Yieldcos

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Since their parent company went bankrupt last year, TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power had been seeking buyers or new sponsors.

Solar Helps Boys & Girls Clubs Of San Dieguito ‘Lead By Example’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar company, recently designed and installed a 164 kW solar system for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s (BGCSD) Solana Beach, Calif., location. Over the first year, the nonprofit is expected to see [Read More]

East Windsor Township Flips Switch On Municipal Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Officials in East Windsor Township, N.J., recently completed a new solar project at the township’s police/court building. According to a press release, the 448 kW solar array is located to the rear of the municipal building on land donated to [Read More]

Construction Starts On Solar Carports At Michigan State University

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Construction has begun on a new solar project at Michigan State University (MSU). According to MSU, the project could save the university $10 million over 25 years and help keep tuition costs in check. The project entails the installation of [Read More]

College Students Install Low-Income Solar During Spring Break

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Although most college kids party it up during spring break, nearly 200 college students from 15 schools across the U.S. have decided to instead spend their vacations installing no-cost solar for low-income families, gaining hands-on workforce training, and connecting with [Read More]