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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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EnSync, University Partner On Solar At Honolulu Marketplace

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

EnSync Energy has announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) to build a 310 kW solar PV system on the rooftop of the Aloha Tower Marketplace in downtown Honolulu. Under the agreement, EnSync Energy will [Read More]

N.Y. Power Authority Helps City Install Solar Atop Ice Rink

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 01, 2017

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), in partnership with the City of Buffalo, N.Y., has completed a 40 kW rooftop solar system that is bringing clean, renewable power to the city’s community center campus. NYPA says the solar array, which [Read More]

Deal Closed: U.S. Developer sPower Officially Sold For $1.6 Billion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 01, 2017

Fir Tree Partners has completed the previously announced sale of Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – to a joint venture co-controlled by The AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), [Read More]

Vt. Regulators Reject Solar Project Over Sightseeing Concerns

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2017

In a decision the Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) claims “protects views” from a state park, the PUC recently denied local developer Peck Electric permission to build a 144 kW solar project in Charlotte, Vt., which would have been located [Read More]

U.S. Senators Introduce Community Solar Consumer Choice Act

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2017

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced the Community Solar Consumer Choice Act of 2017. The Senate bill, S.1670, would make permanent an existing U.S. Department of Energy program that promotes community solar by providing technical [Read More]

PG&E Offers New Funding Under Affordable Housing Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2017

California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced $10.3 million in funding available for its customers under the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program, a state program that offers rebates for affordable solar energy to families in disadvantaged [Read More]

N.C. Governor Signs Solar-Friendly Bill, Fights Wind Moratorium

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Citing the importance of the legislation for the solar industry, Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law H.B.589, a comprehensive energy bill that is expected to help boost North Carolina’s solar sector but also establishes a moratorium on new wind farm [Read More]

JPMorgan Chase Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Adding to the growing list of major companies going all-in on renewables, financial services firm JPMorgan Chase has set a new goal to source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has over 5,500 properties [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Approved To Buy Solar From Three NRG Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Co.’s application to buy renewable energy from three new solar facilities to be built and operated by NRG Energy Inc. has been approved by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The projects, located on Oahu and expected to be [Read More]

Calif. Tomato Farm To Grow Energy Savings With Solar Project 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI) and residential markets, has announced a new 665 kW solar power construction project for Togninali Farms, a third-generation tomato farm in Stockton, Calif. Togninali Farms selected Sunworks [Read More]