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Joseph Bebon was editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributed to sister publications North American Windpower magazine and NGT News, an online news site covering alternative fuel vehicles, 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.

Solar Added At Five California Affordable Housing Communities

LINC Housing, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing in California, recently announced that its SEED Partners subsidiary has installed new solar photovoltaic systems at five LINC...

President Trump Signs Tax Bill With Solar ITC Intact

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law the comprehensive GOP tax reform bill, an overhaul of the federal tax code that left the U.S. solar...

Hawaiian Co-op And U.S. Navy Partner On Solar+Storage

The Kauaʿi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has signed a lease agreement with the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) to develop a 19.3 MW solar facility...

CAISO Launches Monthly Renewables Performance Updates

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has unveiled a new public resource for tracking renewable energy data on the grid operator’s system. The new...

Arizona Regulators Vote To End Net Metering

In a 4-1 decision, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has decided to end the state’s net energy metering (NEM) program, which compensates distributed solar...

Montana Solar Advocates Sue Regulators Over PURPA Changes

Last week, Montana solar advocates filed a petition in state district court challenging a Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) decision that drastically cut rates and reduced...

Sacramento Airport Solar Project To Cover Over 30% Of Electricity

On Thursday, Sacramento International Airport officials and community representatives  celebrated the opening of a new solar facility that is expected to provide more than...

Celtic Bank Funds 1.5 MW Solar Project At University Of Utah

Celtic Bank, a nationwide SBA lender headquartered in Salt Lake City, has announced it recently closed funding on a 1.5 MW solar project at...

Report Charts U.S. Energy Storage Deployments In Q3

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association, 41.8 MW of energy storage were deployed across...

Recurrent Energy Closes N.C. Project Sale To Falck Renewables

Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., and Italy-based Falck Renewables S.p.A. have announced the closing of the sale of 99%...

New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Energy Storage Bill

Better late than never! Last week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., signed legislation requiring the establishment of a statewide energy storage mandate. The governor’s...

N.Y. Claims Country’s Largest Solar Project Dedicated To A Ski Resort

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Borrego Solar have announced the completion of Gore Mountain...

Meyer Burger Premieres 335 W Heterojunction/SmartWire Module

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. held its Technology Day 2017 at the technology and production site in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany, on Thursday. The primary focus of the...

Hanwha Q CELLS Marks First Q.FLAT-G4 Solar Installation In Germany

A 100 kW Q.FLAT-G4 photovoltaic flat-roof system has been installed on the roof of the fire protection company Nagel GmbH in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. The...

Cherokee Nation Cuts Ribbon On Solar Carport In Oklahoma

The Cherokee Nation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the tribe’s headquarters in Tahlequah, Okla., on Tuesday to celebrate the first tribal solar canopy car...

Soltec Supplies Trackers To 162 MW Solar Project In Brazil

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers and related services in large-scale projects, is supplying complete tracker equipment to the 162 MW...

SEIA Offers Guide On Home Solar Valuation

Roughly every 90 seconds, somewhere in the U.S., a new customer is going solar, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). As the solar...

California Solar Grid Demo Earns Accolades

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) received a national regulatory award for its groundbreaking work in demonstrating that solar energy plants can offer power grid resiliency,...
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Michigan PURPA Updates Create ‘Level Playing Field For Clean Energy’

Last Wednesday, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) finalized a new avoided cost formula that utility Consumers Energy must use to buy power from...

University And Hawaiian Electric Partner To Develop Green Tariff

The University of Hawaii (UH) and utility company Hawaiian Electric have committed to collaborate on development of a renewable energy initiative to help the university achieve...

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