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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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Sen. Wyden Introduces Clean Energy Bill To Streamline Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced a bill to overhaul and streamline the current system for federal energy tax credits. According to Wyden, the proposed Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for [Read More]

Trina Solar Claims New Efficiency Record For IBC Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar says its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) has set a new record of 24.13% total-area efficiency for a large-area (156 x 156mm2) n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) interdigitated back contact (IBC) [Read More]

TXU Energy Launches ‘Free Nights & Solar Days’ Time-Of-Use Plan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

Texas-based utility TXU Energy has announced Free Nights & Solar Days, a time-of-use program combining its Right Time Pricing Plan with a new option for customers to go 100% renewable. “This is the best of both worlds – our customers [Read More]

Renewable Choice Energy Issues Call To North American Developers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), which was acquired earlier this year by Schneider Electric, has issued a renewable energy request for information (RFI) for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in North America. The RFI will allow the combined RCE and Schneider [Read More]

SEC Investigating Sunrun And SolarCity Over Contract Cancellations

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

The federal probe of two major solar companies also raises a broader question about sales tactics and consumer protection.

Fla. Legislature Green-Lights Pro-Solar Amendment 4

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

On Thursday, the Florida legislature officially approved a bill to implement the pro-solar Amendment 4, which voters overwhelmingly passed with 73% of the vote on the August 2016 primary ballot. The bill, S.B.90, is slated to reduce tax barriers for [Read More]

EIA Charts Utility-Scale Solar’s ‘Rapid’ Five-Year Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

U.S. utility-scale solar installations – including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies – grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies, according to a new analysis from the U.S. [Read More]

Trump Taps Renewables Critic To Head Clean Energy Office

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly made his pick for the next head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Daniel Simmons, former vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy Research [Read More]

Ameren Missouri Plans Community Solar Project At Airport

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

Ameren Missouri has announced plans to launch a new community solar program under which the utility would build a solar project at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport and allow customers to sign up for the energy produced. “What better [Read More]

Furman University Flips Switch On $1.7M Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

After nearly eight months of preparation and the installation of 2,994 solar panels, Furman University’s new $1.7 million solar facility has gone online and is supplying power to the Greenville, S.C., campus. The university first announced its plans to construct [Read More]