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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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Santa Barbara County Solar Project Exceeds Expectations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

The Santa Barbara County, Calif., board of supervisors has received a five-year update on the Calle Real solar array showing that the project has performed beyond expectations. According to a county announcement, the solar array was projected to produce 8.9 [Read More]

Solar Tracker Company Array Technologies Spreads Into Mexico

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar tracker manufacturer Array Technologies Inc. has announced its expansion into Latin America, supported by a new office in Mexico City, Mexico. The company notes its latest international milestone comes on the heels of the 28-year-old company opening [Read More]

Solar To Slash Power Bill For Bridges Community Church

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Cool Earth Solar, a SunPower Commercial Dealer, has completed the installation of a 142 kW rooftop solar system at Bridges Community Church in Fremont, Calif. The solar company says it helped secure a five-year bank loan for the church and [Read More]

Solar And Wind Provided Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

Wholesale Power Markets’ Role In Helping States Achieve Decarbonization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

How can wholesale power markets and state policies work together to achieve decarbonization and reliability objectives at a low cost? In response to questions posed at Tuesday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Dr. Samuel Newell, principal at The [Read More]

Vivint Solar Expands Footprint Into Rhode Island

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has announced its expansion into Rhode Island and expects to hire between 10 and 20 employees in the state in the coming months. The company says it now operates in 16 states, including Arizona, California, [Read More]

Enphase Launches 4G Cellular Solar Networking Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Micro-inverter provider Enphase Energy Inc. has announced the availability of Mobile Connect+, its new 4G cellular solar networking solution. Mobile Connect+ includes a 12-year data plan, allowing customers to connect their Enphase-based home energy systems without the need for a [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Plans Major Solar Boost

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

Citing the declining costs of solar, the utility has proposed adding at least 5.2 GW of the renewable energy over the next 25 years.

Solar FlexRack Supplies SunShare Projects In Minnesota

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, has announced that community solar developer SunShare selected its G3P fixed-tilt, pre-assembled racking system for a pipeline of nine projects in Minnesota totaling approximately 50 MW. Solar FlexRack notes two of the [Read More]

City Of Atlanta Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

Atlanta has become the 27th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. The Atlanta City Council on Monday unanimously approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning [Read More]