About Ben Zientara
Ben Zientara | Solar Policy Analyst and Researcher
Ben is a writer, researcher, and data analysis expert who has worked for clients in the sustainability, public administration, and clean energy sectors.
He entered the solar industry in 2014, joining Solar Power Rocks to lead the team that put together its annual State Solar Power Rankings Report, which has been cited by a diverse mix of advocacy groups and media like PolitiFact, The Guardian, The Center for American Progress, The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and the Solar Institute at George Washington University. He’s now joined SolarReviews to add his expertise to the content development team and expand the site’s coverage of state solar policy and incentives.
Ben holds a B.S. in Scientific & Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, with special coursework in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainability Studies. He spends his time away from the solar power world cooking and eating delicious food or spending quality time with his family in the mountains, woods, parks, and playgrounds of the Portland, Oregon area.
Recent articles by Ben Zientara
February 26, 2021
A complete review of Q CELLS solar panels, including their efficiency, warranty, and cost. If you’ve gotten a solar quote featuring Q CELLS, learn more about them here.
February 12, 2021
California regulators are changing how solar owners connect to the grid & get credit for solar energy. The changes could greatly affect the solar industry.
January 26, 2021
This annual report ranks the states for friendliness to home solar based on their net metering programs.