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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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Lawrence Family Development Charter School Adds Rooftop Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

In Massachusetts, the Lawrence Family Development Charter School recently teamed up with commercial solar installer Solect Energy and energy consortium PowerOptions to install a 119 kW rooftop solar system. Serving about 720 students from early kindergarten through grade eight in [Read More]

Danfoss To Set Up Power Module Shop In N.Y., Partner With GE

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

Danfoss Silicon Power (DSP), a unit of the Denmark-based Danfoss Group, has announced it is establishing U.S. production of silicon-carbide (SiC) power modules in Utica, N.Y., and entering into a collaboration with industrial giant General Electric (GE). The SiC power [Read More]

ORIX USA And IGS Solar Team Up On C&I Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

ORIX USA, a division of integrated financial services group ORIX Corp., has announced a partnership with IGS Solar, a turnkey commercial and residential solar provider, under which the companies will develop, acquire and operate a nationwide portfolio of commercial and [Read More]

Bakery/Cafe Chain Celebrates Its First Solar-Powered Facility

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

A fast-growing coffee shop and bakery chain has installed a 325 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power its central kitchen in Brea, Calif. The system, which is expected to produce 527,702 kWh of power annually, features 1,226 Mitsubishi Electric [Read More]

A Closer Look At The U.S.’ Historic Solar Jobs Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

The Solar Foundation has revealed new state- and local-level data highlighting the impact of the solar employment boom last year.

Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders In April

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Tesla will start taking orders for its new solar roof tiles in April, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Rather than issue an official announcement, however, the billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the plans in response to a question about the solar [Read More]

First Solar Adds To Its Australian Project Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

U.S.-based vertically integrated solar company First Solar Inc. is adding to its portfolio in Australia, having reached financial close for the Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales (NSW). The company says the 48.5 MW AC project will feature approximately [Read More]

National Lab Research Could Pave Way For Novel Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes, according to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Our latest ultrafast [Read More]

Solaria Joins California Solar Energy Industries Association

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Module provider Solaria Corp. has joined the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) as the trade group’s newest member. “We are proud to have Solaria join CALSEIA to support its mission of expanding the use of clean, solar technologies throughout [Read More]

City Of Pittsfield, Ameresco Complete Landfill Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

The City of Pittsfield, Mass., and Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, have announced that a new municipal solar array is now operational at a former landfill located off of East Street. In 2015, the city contracted [Read More]