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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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Sempra Acquires California Solar Project From Recurrent Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., has announced that Sempra Renewables LLC, a unit of Sempra Energy, acquired its 200 MW-AC Great Valley Solar project, previously called Tranquillity 8. “We are pleased to work with a [Read More]

imec Claims Record Conversion Efficiency For Perovskite/Silicon Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

Belgium-based research center imec has announced an improvement of its 4cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9%. Reaching this level, imec claims it is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone [Read More]

Manufacturer Covers Majority Of Plant’s Power Needs With Solar 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

Zurn Industries, a manufacturer of plumbing, building and water solutions for commercial, municipal and industrial markets, recently completed a solar project to power its facility in Paso Robles, Calif. California-based REC Solar built the 550 kW rooftop system and expects [Read More]

Massive BIPV Project Completed At Chinese Shipyard

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 07, 2017

Asia Clean Capital Ltd. (ACC) has connected a 19 MW building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project to the grid at the Tsuneishi Zhoushan shipyard in China. ACC, which invested in and built the installation, claims this represents the largest completed BIPV project [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Plays Matchmaker For Project Developers And Landowners

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 07, 2017

To help achieve Hawaii’s renewable energy goals, Hawaiian Electric recently sought out landowners to determine their willingness to host renewable energy projects. As a result of that effort, the utility company says it has compiled a list of potential sites [Read More]

Fronius USA Inverters Receive Rule 21 Certification

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 07, 2017

Fronius USA recently received UL certification for California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements, which are required in California for new net energy metering (NEM) applications from Sept. 8. As Fronius explains, Rule 21 refers to the generator interconnection requirements of each [Read More]

N.Y. Communities Benefit From Expansion Of Solarize Campaigns

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., announced that 850 solar projects have been installed or are in development in communities across New York through the second round of locally organized “Solarize” campaigns. Launched by the governor in December 2014, [Read More]

SEIA Adds Three Companies To Its Board Of Directors

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced the addition of three companies to the national trade group’s board of directors: Tradewind Energy Inc., a Kansas City-based developer of utility-scale wind and solar projects; DEPCOM Power, a development, engineering, procurement, [Read More]

Climate, Clean Energy Policies Create Economic Boon For California’s Inland Empire

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

A new study on the economic effects of existing climate and clean energy policies in California’s Inland Empire estimates a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 net direct jobs from 2010 to 2016. When accounting [Read More]

Solar Developer Wins N.C. Court Appeal After Permit Denial

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

In a unanimous decision, the North Carolina Court of Appeals recently held that the application for issuance of a conditional use permit (CUP) by Innovative Solar 55 LLC (IS 55) to construct a solar farm was wrongfully denied by the [Read More]