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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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First Electric Cooperative Flips The Switch On 1 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

First Electric Cooperative Corp. (FECC), a nonprofit rural electric co-op headquartered in Jacksonville, Ark., has commissioned a 1 MW solar project. “First Electric is dedicated to providing our members with safe, reliable electricity in a cost-effective manner,” says Don Crabbe, CEO [Read More]

Apex And U.S. Army Cut Ribbon On Texas Wind/Solar Project 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Developer Apex Clean Energy is celebrating the final delivery of what it calls the U.S. Army’s largest renewable energy project, a hybrid wind and solar facility at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Drawing wind from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains [Read More]

Trump To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Agreement

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Written by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Clean energy and environmental groups chime in on what the president’s decision might mean for the country and the world.

Sunrun Expands Footprint Into The Lone Star State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Residential solar company Sunrun Inc. has expanded into Texas and is now operating in 19 states. The company will start by serving homeowners throughout Houston and surrounding areas, with plans to expand to other cities in the Lone Star State in [Read More]

DNV GL Charts The Most Reliable PV Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

DNV GL has released its third annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, which analyzes and compares reliability test results of more than 50 commercially available PV module models. The global energy advisory and certification company says the Scorecard serves as [Read More]

California Senate Passes Major Clean Energy Bills

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Will California become the second state with a 100% RPS and the first to mandate solar on new construction?

LG CNS Secures Energy Storage Deal With Guam Power Authority

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG Corp., recently secured a $43 million contract from the Guam Power Authority (GPA) to deliver, operate and maintain two utility-scale energy storage systems (ESS). According to the company, the project will reduce the intermittent [Read More]

Virginia Governor Praises Planned Municipal Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has announced that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a 6 MW solar array that will be part of the generation mix for [Read More]

Case Study Explores Utility Distributed Energy Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles (EVs) and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the [Read More]

Tigo Adds Two Optimizers To TS4 Platform

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Tigo has announced the second worldwide release of its next generation of solar optimizers featuring UHD-Core (Ultra-High Definition) technology: TS4-M (Monitoring) and TS4-S (Safety). The Silicon Valley company says its UHD-Core TS4-M is a cost-efficient module-level power electronics (MLPE) monitoring [Read More]