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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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Large Solar Installation Takes Shape At New Toyota Headquarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Construction has begun on an 8.79 MW SunPower solar system at Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas, which the automaker plans to occupy this year. About 1 MW larger than originally planned, the project is expected to [Read More]

UN Report: Cheaper Renewables Offered ‘More Bang For The Buck’ In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Believe it or not, last year’s drop in renewable energy investment dollars actually underscored an encouraging trend – the falling costs of clean energy technology. That’s because, according to a new report, although the global renewables investment level in 2016 [Read More]

Microgrid Goes Online At Schneider Electric’s North American HQ

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Project partners have announced completion of a new microgrid at the North American headquarters of energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. Located at the company’s Boston One Campus (BOC) in Andover, Mass., the microgrid was built by Schneider Electric [Read More]

Vermont Study Explores Pathway To 20% Solar By 2025

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

On Thursday, numerous solar stakeholders gathered at the headquarters of nonprofit group Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) to discuss the findings of a recently released study that identifies what it will take for Vermont to transition from a developed solar [Read More]

First Solar Looks To Shed 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

After revealing a restructuring plan last year, First Solar has announced it is exploring options to sell its interests in the joint venture it shares with SunPower.

Tucson Electric Power Plans More Renewables, Less Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which provides electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has announced plans to expand the utility’s renewable energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal-fired generating resources. TEP says its long-term strategy to build [Read More]

Maryland Seeks Community Solar Providers For Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Following the recent approval of utility tariffs, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced it will soon begin accepting applications from operators of community solar generating systems to take part in the state’s community solar pilot program. The PSC [Read More]

SolarEdge Expands Footprint In Indian PV Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a global provider of PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, is expanding its business in the Indian PV market with a new country manager, office, and recruitment of a local team. SolarEdge says it is [Read More]

DOE-Funded Program Works To Match Solar Job Seekers With Employers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

The Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative and administered by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, has launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [Read More]