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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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EPB Breaks Ground On City’s First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

EPB, a municipally owned utility in Chattanooga, Tenn., has started construction on the city’s first community solar installation. Dubbed Solar Share, the community solar project is a partnership between EPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the solar facility [Read More]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

Maryland Pushes Ahead With Community Solar Program

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Written by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved final rules to implement the state’s three-year community solar pilot program. The PSC order sets the total program capacity target at close to 200 MW, directs state utilities to file their community [Read More]

Standard Solar Builds Multi-Tech Commercial Project In Md.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. recently completed a 708 kW solar project at the corporate center of DANAC LLC, a commercial real estate developer, in Rockville, Md. The project consists of a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a [Read More]

Enphase Refinances And Extends Term Loan Facility

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based energy technology company that specializes in micro-inverters, has refinanced and extended its term loan facility with certain funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP) from $25 million to $50 million. This comes as Enphase works [Read More]

TerraForm Power Names New Independent Director

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

TerraForm Power Inc., an owner/operator of clean energy projects and yieldco of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, has appointed Christian S. Fong an independent director of its board. In conjunction with Fong’s election, Gregory Scallen and David Ringhofer have both resigned [Read More]

Red Wing Shoe Co. Signs Up For Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

NRG Energy Inc. has announced that purpose-built footwear company Red Wing Shoe Co. has subscribed to two community solar farms in Minnesota’s Olmstead and Dodge counties. NRG says it is building the projects under the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Community [Read More]

El Paso Electric Targets Rooftop Solar Customers Again

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Written by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Despite reaching a settlement agreement last year, the Texas-based utility is revamping efforts to change how it charges solar customers.

Storage Company sonnen Establishing U.S. Hub In Atlanta

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

sonnen, a Germany-based residential energy storage company, says it is increasing its investment in the growing U.S. market by establishing a new InnovationHub to combine the firm’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research and development (R&D) under one roof. Located [Read More]

SEIA Crowns More U.S. Solar Champions

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has presented both U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and U.S. Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., with the SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor the organization bestows upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar [Read More]