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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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Another Pro-Solar Bill Dies In Maine

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

For the second consecutive time, state lawmakers narrowly failed to override the governor’s veto of compromise legislation meant to help boost rooftop solar.

Global Energy Storage Market Poised For Strong Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

The global grid-connected energy storage market remains poised for growth, with the market outlook strengthening until 2025, when it will reach a total installed base of 52 GW, according to a new research note from IHS Markit. Authored by Julian [Read More]

Dominion Energy Adds To North Carolina Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

Dominion Energy has acquired two 5 MW solar generating facilities in North Carolina, as well as announced plans to purchase two other solar farms totaling approximately 10 MW in the state, from subsidiaries of Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Strata Solar. Dominion [Read More]

Utility Con Edison Wins Approval For Low-Income Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved utility Con Edison’s proposed pilot program to build solar arrays on company-owned rooftops and properties to make renewable energy available to low-income customers. Con Edison says it expects to begin [Read More]

Powin Energy To Supply Systems For Solar+Storage Projects In Hawaii

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

Energy storage solutions company Powin Energy says it has been selected by Adon Renewables to provide 2.4 MWh of energy storage systems for a portfolio of seven solar+storage projects in Hawaii. According to Powin, the projects feature prominent customers such [Read More]

SunPower Decides To Offload 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

Citing “feedback from the market,” SunPower Corp. has decided to stop seeking a replacement partner in 8point3 Energy Partners, a yieldco established with First Solar Inc., and instead follow First Solar in attempting to sell off its stake in the [Read More]

New Project Helps Florida Co-ops ‘Harness The Power Of The Sun’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based generation and transmission cooperative, has announced that its 2.2 MW Cooperative Solar project is operational. The project is located in Hardee County, Fla., south of the Polk County line near Seminole’s Midulla Generating [Read More]

Grid Operator PJM Says It’s Prepared For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

The operator of North America’s largest power grid says it is prepared to ensure reliable electricity supplies during a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, when solar power resources will fall temporarily. Although the eclipse will reduce solar power generation, [Read More]

SEPA Snapshot Report Highlights Utilities’ ‘Critical Role’ In U.S. Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

The U.S. currently has 33.4 GW of solar online – and more than a quarter of that, 9.4 GW, was interconnected to the grid by American utilities just in 2016. Those figures, as well as a wealth of other market [Read More]

Partners Complete 3.4 MW Solar Farm In Wisconsin

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

Project partners groSolar, CMS Energy, Dairyland Power Cooperative and Price Electric Cooperative have announced the commercial operation of the 3.4 MW Flambeau Solar project in Flambeau, Wis. The project features single-axis trackers and is expected to produce approximately 5,000 MWh of [Read More]