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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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Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo Sets Ambitious Clean Energy Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, D-R.I., recently announced a goal to increase the amount of clean energy in Rhode Island tenfold by the end of 2020. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the state had approximately 100 MW [Read More]

Solar Groups Urge Swift Action To ‘Enact The Will Of Florida’s Voters’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

As the 2017 Florida legislative session begins this week, clean energy advocates and solar businesses are urging state lawmakers to swiftly implement Amendment 4, the solar tax abatement proposal that passed during Florida’s August primary election with 73% support. The [Read More]

Sri Lanka-Based MAS Holdings Seeks Interest From Solar Providers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

MAS Holdings, an apparel and textile manufacturing company, is exploring the possibility of having rooftop solar PV installed at 34 of its facilities in Sri Lanka and seeking interest from prospective solar providers. The total installation is estimated to be [Read More]

Coalition For Community Solar Access Celebrates Anniversary, New Members

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) marked its one-year anniversary last month with the addition of nine new members. The U.S. community solar trade association says it now represents an even-larger cross-section of project developers, manufacturers, financiers, legal experts [Read More]

Energy Stakeholders React To Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Secretary

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]

Pennsylvania Kicks Off Statewide Solar Development Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

On Thursday, state and local government leaders, consumer advocates, utility and business leaders, academics, solar industry experts, and others interested in solar energy attended the first stakeholders meeting on Pennsylvania solar energy planning at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [Read More]

Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Issues RFP For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy. Specifically, the RFP is soliciting proposals to supply electric capacity and energy from renewable sources between May 1, 2019, and June 1, 2022, for [Read More]

DuPont Unveils New PV Metallization Pastes For Screen Printing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has introduced new innovations for its DuPont Solamet photovoltaic metallization paste to enable advanced screen printing. Specially designed for double printing, Solamet PVD1x and PVD2x comprise an integrated two-layer solution with compatibility that helps maximize cell performance. [Read More]

Solar Advocates And APS Reach Major Settlement Agreement In Arizona

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

The parties compromised on a number of issues important for the future of the utility’s rooftop solar customers.

Nonprofit Nature’s Classroom Adds Sixth Solar Array

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

New England Clean Energy has completed the installation of a 68 kW, 200-panel solar energy system at nonprofit environmental education center Nature’s Classroom, marking the fifth project the two organizations have collaborated on at the center’s location in Charlton, Mass. [Read More]