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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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Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program Reaches ‘Impressive’ Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 27, 2017

The Connecticut Green Bank recently announced its commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program has reached the milestone of $100 million in total closed project financing. The solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency projects, which vary in size and scope, [Read More]

Mass. Manufacturer To Cut Electricity Costs With Rooftop Solar 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 27, 2017

Chemetal, a  manufacturer of metal designs and laminates, recently partnered with Massachusetts-based Solect Energy to install a 201.6 kW solar energy system on the roof of its Easthampton, Mass., manufacturing plant. The array consists of 560 solar PV panels, which [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Have Come A Long Way Over The Past Decade

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A new Environment America report offers some stats highlighting the rapid rise of solar, wind and other clean energy technologies in the U.S.

Ideal Power To Help Deploy Commercial Solar+Storage Project In Texas

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

Ideal Power Inc., a power conversion technology company, and W Energies Solar One, a streamlined solar energy provider, have partnered to develop one of the first commercial solar-plus-storage energy projects in North Texas. The project, which will include grid resiliency [Read More]

Darn It! Inc. Taps Beaumont Solar To Nearly Double Rooftop Array

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

Beaumont Solar, a full-service solar developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, and Darn It! Inc., a family-operated distribution and refurbishment business located in New Bedford, Mass., have partnered once again on a successful solar installation. Back in 2011, [Read More]

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To New York’s Clean Energy Standard

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A federal court says that New York’s plan to advance clean energy and reduce climate pollution is constitutional, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a [Read More]

S.C. Utility Reaches Customer-Scale Solar Power Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has announced its customers are producing 43 MW of electricity from their own solar generating systems – that’s more than 1% of the five-year retail peak demand on SCE&G’s system, exceeding the goal [Read More]

Cypress Creek Renewables Secures $450M Investment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

Cypress Creek Renewables, an integrated renewable energy firm, has secured a $450 million facility from a consortium of investors including Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Cypress Creek says it will use the proceeds to support its ongoing development, [Read More]

Groups Rally Against Solar Trade Case With New Coalition

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on July 25, 2017

The Energy Trade Action Coalition already includes various groups and companies and claims it will “fight the misuse of trade remedies.”

JinkoSolar Supplies Two Utility-Scale Projects In Virginia

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 25, 2017

China-based module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has announced that it supplied 30 MW AC of PV modules for two solar projects in Virginia to Hecate Energy, a developer, owner and operator of power plants. JinkoSolar says its high-efficiency modules [Read More]