Meg Cichon's Articles

- March 31, 2015

New Software Optimizes Grid-scale Energy Storage, Gathers Vital Information for Grid Operators

When developing new energy projects, there are several software applications that can help with technology procurement decisions and monitoring. These programs are especially helpful...

- March 25, 2015

SunEdison Recruits Imergy Flow Batteries for Microgrid Rural Electrification Initiative

Earlier this year, SunEdison announced a goal to bring power to 20 million people in rural India by 2020. To forward this mission, it announced today that it will use more than 1,000...

- March 18, 2015

Sunnova Offers Solar Ownership Program to US Residential Customers

Residential solar financing company Sunnova announced today that it is now offering what it calls an EZ Own program, which is like a cross between a solar loan and lease. Essentially,...

- March 13, 2015

Bringing the Utility and Solar Markets Together — Peacefully

When procuring solar onto the grid, utilities shouldn’t have to recreate the wheel, said Solar Electric Power Association CEO Julia Hamm at the PV America conference this week in Boston,...

- March 09, 2015

Solar Industry Must Support ITC Extension or Face Potentially Dire Consequences

The keynote session at PV America 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts highlighted the great strides solar has made in the past year, but also warned that the progress could all go up flames...

- March 05, 2015

SunEdison Adds Batteries to Its Arsenal with Acquisition of Solar Grid Storage

The renewable energy market has been slowly strengthening ties with energy storage, and it now seems to be tying a secure knot. Wind and solar developer SunEdison announced today that...

- 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....

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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