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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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Hubner Manufacturing Flips Switch On Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Hubner Manufacturing Corp. has begun generating clean energy at its facility in Mount Pleasant, S.C., after Hubner CEO Ron Paquette flipped the switch on the company’s new 918 kV solar PV system. Consisting of 2,700 solar panels, the rooftop project [Read More]

SoCalGas Touts Potential Benefits Of Power-To-Gas Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) says new research on power-to-gas technology shows the technique holds the ability to dramatically increase the use of intermittent renewable energy. The finding came out of ongoing research conducted at the University of California, Irvine [Read More]

Voluntary Utility Program Funds Three Wyoming Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) has awarded funding for three community-based solar projects in Wyoming through the utility’s Blue Sky program, under which customers volunteer to pay extra on their monthly bills to support the development of renewable energy resources. According [Read More]

SEPA Officially Combines Forces With SGIP

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has completed the process to merge with SGIP under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. First announced in January, the merger aims to provide a single source for information and collaboration for utilities and [Read More]

Altus Power Commissions 6.2 MW Solar Project In Oahu

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Altus Power America Inc. has completed a 6.2 MW ground-mounted solar installation in Waianae, Hawaii, on the west side of Oahu. The solar energy system, known as the Aloha Solar Project, will sell renewable energy to utility Hawaiian Electric for [Read More]

IRENA: Solar Outpaced Wind During Banner Year For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Adding to the list of studies highlighting the immense growth of renewables last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report that finds global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, making it [Read More]

First Solar Sells Newly Completed Tribal Project To Capital Dynamics

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Shortly after the vertically integrated solar company marked commissioning of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project in Nevada, First Solar Inc. has sold its cash equity interests in the 250 MW AC facility to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. [Read More]

U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Announces ‘Significant’ Layoffs

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Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This article was updated on March 31 to include details about the number of job losses at Suniva’s Georgia plant and then on April 3 to include details about layoffs at the company’s Michigan facility. Citing “continued downward [Read More]

The Top 10 PV Tracker Suppliers Of 2016

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Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

IHS Markit analysts reveal which leading tracker companies reigned supreme or lost market share, as well as provide an outlook for the future.

S-5! Clamps Secure Panels For Hawaiian Congregation Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

Utility costs in Hawaii are among the highest in the U.S., so it’s not uncommon to see solar panels installed as part of larger projects in order to take advantage of the state’s plentiful sunshine. After repairing a 30-year-old standing [Read More]