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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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Vivint Solar Enters Colorado, Plans Return To Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar Inc. has expanded its footprint into Colorado, as well as announced plans to re-enter the Nevada market now that the state is slated to restore net energy metering (NEM). Once it returns to Nevada, Vivint [Read More]

Minnesota Power Seeks To Beef Up Renewables Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

U.S. Solar Market Sees Solid Growth In The First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Despite a slowdown in installations following last year’s record-setting pace, the U.S. market “clearly remains on a strong upward trajectory,” according to SEIA.

Staubli And Power-Blox Partner On Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Staubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact), a provider of electrical connectors for photovoltaic solutions, and Swiss start-up Power-Blox have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly offer a scalable energy storage solution. The partners say that with the new technology called [Read More]

How Did The U.S. Energy Storage Market Fare In Q1?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The first quarter of 2017 (Q1’17) was the biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market in terms of megawatt-hours deployed, but it also saw a typical decline in terms of megawatts, according to GTM Research and the [Read More]

Santa Barbara Becomes 30th U.S. City To Make 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

EPE’s Popular Community Solar Pilot Project Goes Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

El Paso Electric (EPE) has announced commercial operation of its first community solar project, located at the EPE Eastside Operations Center Campus in El Paso, Texas. The 3 MW facility is part of the utility’s community solar pilot program, which [Read More]

Mass. Releases Regulations For New Solar Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has released its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program regulations, which will now go through a public comment period. Although solar advocates have applauded the announcement, they have also raised some concerns about [Read More]

TerraForm Yieldcos One Step Closer To Closing Brookfield Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved settlement agreements between bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison and its two yieldcos, TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power. The approvals represent a major milestone for the yieldcos as they work to complete their breakaway from SunEdison [Read More]

Partners Complete Utility-Scale Solar Farm In Jacksonville

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

Developer groSolar, municipal utility JEA, and AEP OnSite Partners, an American Electric Power company, have announced commercial operation of the 7 MW AC Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners (NWJAX) solar farm in Jacksonville, Fla. Located on Arnold Road just north of [Read More]