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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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IKEA To Install 1.25 MW Solar Array Atop Future Grand Prairie Store

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Home furnishings retailer IKEA plans to install solar atop its future Grand Prairie, Texas, store, which is opening as the company’s fourth location in the state this fall. Panel installation will begin during the summer, and IKEA notes that its [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar And Sunworks Partner On Inverters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, has announced a partnership with solar systems provider Sunworks. Sunworks will install co-branded PVI 50/60TL transformerless three-phase string inverters, which are a part of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s commercial string [Read More]

120 MW East Pecos Solar Facility Goes Online In Texas

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., has announced commercial operation of the 120 MW East Pecos Solar Facility in Pecos County, Texas. “The East Pecos Solar Facility joins our growing renewable fleet in Texas, and we look forward to [Read More]

Consortium Moves Closer Toward Mass Production Of IBC Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

China-based panel manufacturer Yingli Solar says it has produced interdigitated back contact (IBC) n-type solar cells based on six-inch wafers at an industrial pilot line within just three months by adopting the new production process co-developed by Dutch research center [Read More]

Eaton To Assist U.S. Department Of Defense Microgrid Demo Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Power management company Eaton has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to help conduct a microgrid demonstration under the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) at the Ft. Custer Training Center in Michigan. The project team will [Read More]

Leading By Example: The Top Solar Cities In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

A new study ranks the cities with the most installed PV and underscores the importance of local pro-solar policies amid federal uncertainty.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative Dedicates Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

With the goal of making solar energy more accessible for all its members, Palmetto Electric Cooperative says it has dedicated the area’s first community solar farm, adjacent to its New River office in Hardeeville, S.C. The cooperative says it committed [Read More]

Florida Power & Light Boosts Solar Plans Yet Again

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co.’s (FPL) utility-scale solar ambitions keep on growing. Building on the company’s recently revealed plans to double down and install about 600 MW of utility-scale projects by early 2018, FPL says it now wants to develop [Read More]

NRDC: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Create ‘Huge’ Economic Gains

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

The U.S.’ federal tax credit extensions for renewable energy are leading to new wind and solar projects that will create more than 220,000 jobs and add nearly $23 billion to the U.S. economy this year alone, according to new findings [Read More]

Ohio House Passes Bill To Repeal Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Here we go again: Only a few months after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, vetoed a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers have advanced new legislation to repeal the state’s renewable energy mandate. In June 2014, Ohio became the first U.S. state to [Read More]