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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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Silicor Celebrates First PERC Mono Cell Made With Its Silicon

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Silicor Materials Inc., a California-based manufacturer of solar silicon and aluminum by-products, says that in its first ever attempt, the company has produced p-type mono PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) cells at approximately 20% efficiency, using 100% of its standard [Read More]

Solar Groups Release Rate Design ‘Principles’ Guide

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

With input and support from a broad coalition of energy advocates across the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar have released a set of principles intended to help guide and unify future state-level solar rate advocacy [Read More]

Trojan Battery Introduces Solar AGM Line Of Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

Trojan Battery Co. LLC has launched its new line of true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. The company, which has operations in California and Georgia, notes the new Trojan Solar [Read More]

Canadian Solar Unveils Ku Module Product Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

PV manufacturer Canadian Solar Inc. has announced it is showcasing its latest high-efficiency poly modules, named Ku Modules, at the Intersolar Europe trade show this week in Munich. The new Ku Module portfolio uses Canadian Solar’s proprietary black silicon cell [Read More]

Origis Breaks Ground On 20 MW Tallahassee Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

On Tuesday, community members gathered in an open field on Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) property to join leaders with the City of Tallahassee, Fla., and Origis Energy to break ground on a new 20 MW solar farm. Once complete, the [Read More]

Younicos Supplying Battery Storage For Austin Energy Pilot

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

Energy storage company Younicos has signed an agreement to deliver a megawatt-scale battery storage system to Texas-based utility Austin Energy. The project is part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded initiative known as the Sustainable and Holistic Integration of [Read More]

CertainTeed Announces US Series Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

CertainTeed Solar, a subsidiary of building products company Saint-Gobain, has announced its US Series 60- and 72-cell solar modules, which offer power output reaching 305 W and 365 W, respectively. The Pennsylvania-based company says the US Series modules are American-made [Read More]

SolarEdge Showcases Latest Commercial, Residential Products

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has announced its is presenting its next-generation power optimizer, new large-capacity commercial inverters, and complete residential solution at Intersolar Europe this week in Munich. SolarEdge is unveiling its new S-Series power optimizer, which the company claims has [Read More]

Solar FlexRack Providing Trackers To California Agricultural Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, has announced a 14 MW solar pipeline agreement to install its TDP turnkey solar trackers at 12 agricultural projects in California for Coldwell Solar. According to Solar FlexRack, agricultural operations benefit from [Read More]

California Works To Mitigate Grid Issues During Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

Solar eclipses might look cool, but they can also pose operational challenges for a state whose power grid incorporates a significant amount of solar energy. That’s why grid operators and regulators in California are doing all they can to prepare [Read More]