Meg Cichon's Articles

- 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...

- November 25, 2014

Innovation, Progress and Scale: Introducing the 2014 Project of the Year Award Finalists

This year’s Project of the Year Award finalists truly represent the evolving energy landscape and exciting global efforts to transition to a cleaner, renewable future. The five projects...

- 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...

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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