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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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New Hampshire Town Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

The Town of Hanover, N.H., has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 [Read More]

SolarWorld AG Files For Insolvency Proceedings

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Written by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Is this the fall of a solar giant? The German manufacturer cites “ongoing price erosion” and reiterates its claims against cheap Chinese panels.

Tesla Starts Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders, Reveals Details

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Written by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Tesla has officially started taking orders for its new Solar Roof tiles and finally released some details about the much-anticipated products. The news comes a bit later than originally planned, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted in March that the [Read More]

Lockheed Martin Adds Another Massive Solar Carport In Florida

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Advanced Green Technologies (AGT), a Florida-based solar contractor and sister company to Advanced Roofing Inc., has announced completion of Lockheed Martin’s new 145,379-square-foot solar carport in east Orlando, Fla. AGT says the 2 MW solar carport, located at the global [Read More]

S.C. Manufacturer Meets All Power Needs With Rooftop Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Fiberglass composite manufacturer Vetroresina LLC recently partnered with Georgia-based Hannah Solar on two solar arrays atop its facility in Greenville, S.C. Combined, the 639 kW systems produce 178% of the electrical needs of the facility, making Vetroresina a net-positive manufacturer. [Read More]

NextEra, Entergy Break Ground On Large Arkansas Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

NextEra Energy Resources and utility Entergy Arkansas have broken ground on the 81 MW Stuttgart Solar Energy Center. The project will span 475 acres, approximately seven miles southeast of Stuttgart, Ariz., and construction will last approximately nine months. Once complete, [Read More]

Salisbury University And Standard Solar To Build On-Campus Carports

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Standard Solar is partnering with Salisbury University (SU) in Maryland to construct, operate, own and maintain a 543.9 kW solar project featuring three solar canopies and five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The canopies will cover a parking lot to [Read More]

Tennessee Valley Authority Awards 10 MW Under Solar Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA), has awarded 10 MW of solar capacity to seven local power companies (LPCs) that applied through TVA’s Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) pilot program. Once completed, [Read More]

Sunlight Financial Raises Half-A-Billion Dollars For Home Solar Loans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Sunlight Financial, a provider of financing for residential solar systems, and Technology Credit Union (Tech CU), a credit union based in Silicon Valley, have announced the expansion of their partnership and residential solar loan program. Tech CU will commit up [Read More]

Kilroy Realty And Nautilus Solar Partner On 5.2 MW Commercial Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 09, 2017

Kilroy Realty Corp. (KRC), a California-based real estate investment trust company, and Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a New Jersey-based solar project development and asset management company, have teamed up to build a portfolio of commercial solar developments spread across nine [Read More]