Meg Cichon's Articles

- November 11, 2014

US Named Global Leader in Wind Production as Industry Fights for Tax Credit Extension

While China boasts the most installed wind capacity, the U.S. can now push that statement aside and claim the throne for what arguably matters most — wind energy production. According...

- October 24, 2014

SolarCity Broadens Its Financial Reach in the Barely Tapped Residential Market

Residential solar has soared in the past several years, with installation demand expected to soon surpass 1 GW of capacity. Much of this growth is due to the introduction of solar leasing....

- October 22, 2014

The 51st State: What’s Your Ideal Energy Market?

Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a...

- October 21, 2014

SEIA Launches New Campaign to Extend Solar Investment Tax Credit

The 30 percent solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to be reduced to 10 percent for business and zero for residential in 2016, so the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)...

- September 30, 2014

FYI, Geothermal Industry: You’re Doing It Wrong

For years the geothermal industry has relentlessly boasted that it is a baseload resource, meaning it provides stable power similar to a coal or natural gas plant, except without all...

- September 25, 2014

China Turns to Geothermal Energy To Tackle Carbon Emissions

The UN has amplified its warning about carbon emissions as of late, stating that climate change is indeed real, and may very well be irreversible if countries do not act now. Since...

- September 19, 2014

Massachusetts City Leads by Example with 1.8-MW Brownfield Solar Project

Today government officials commissioned a 1.8-MW solar project on what is classified as a “superfund” site — an abandoned plot of land that harbored hazardous waste affecting the environment...

- September 16, 2014

SolarCity Introduces New Zep Mounting Technology in Commercial Solar Space

Nearly one year after SolarCity acquired Zep Solar and its rackless mounting design for $158 million — a move that cut both cost and time for residential solar installations — the installer...

- August 20, 2014

Third US Offshore Wind Lease Auction Goes to Italy-based US Wind

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held its third auction of offshore wind leases yesterday, this time for prime U.S. federal waters off the coast of Maryland. Italian...

- August 06, 2014

Is the US Geothermal Industry Back on Track?

The U.S. geothermal industry has limped its way through the past few years with little growth, leading many companies to abandon plans and shift their business elsewhere.

Meg Cichon

Meg Cichon

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

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