Meg Cichon's Articles

- February 26, 2015

Leasing Option Now Available for Solar Plus Flow Battery Energy Storage Systems

The leasing market has been a boon for the solar industry, ramping up residential installations for the past several years and with continued growth expected for the near future. Now...

- February 18, 2015

Geothermal Outlook 2015: International Market Ripe with Opportunity as US Market Withers

While it is difficult to discuss the geothermal industry in just one-year increments, it seems as though 2015 is set to have some notable developments.

- February 13, 2015

Reports Clash Over Concerns about the US EPA Clean Power Plan

Last year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its aggressive Clean Power Plan (CPP), which calls to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels....

- February 10, 2015

Enphase Acquires Next Phase Solar, Gains 400 MW of O&M Assets

Microinverter manufacturer Enphase announced today that it is significantly expanding its energy services arm with the acquisition of California-based O&M provider Next Phase Solar....

- January 30, 2015

Latest US Offshore Wind Auction Draws Few Bidders

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held its fourth offshore wind lease auction yesterday, but unlike the action seen in auctions past, the event was much more subdued. The auction...

- December 25, 2014

Consider a Renewable Energy Charity This Holiday Season

All of us here at would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

- December 15, 2014

The Dream Becomes Real: Touring the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Site

On a crisp fall day in late-September, three white vans crept up a winding Oregon dirt road lined with thick forestry. The pitted, unwelcoming path made for a rough ride — a likely...

- December 11, 2014

When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key

The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can...

- December 10, 2014

Broaching the Baseload Issue: Finding Hybrid Solutions to Stabilize the Grid

As increasing amounts of variable renewable energy penetrate the grid, utility operators are scrambling to figure out how to balance power loads. Sources like wind and solar cannot...

- December 08, 2014

What Rain? REWNA Attendees Tour the Orlando Utility Commission’s First Community Solar Garden

Despite being what many would consider a not-so-ideal day for a solar tour, a bus filled with eager Power-Gen International and Renewable Energy World North America attendees battled...

Meg Cichon

Meg Cichon

As associate editor of, I coordinate and edit feature stories, contributed articles, news stories, opinion pieces and blogs. I also research and write content for and REW magazine. I manage...

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