About Catherine Lane

Catherine Lane - Author of Solar Reviews

Catherine Lane

SolarReviews Blog Author

Catherine is a researcher and content specialist at SolarReviews. She has strong interests in issues related to climate and sustainability which led her to pursue a degree in environmental science at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

While completing her degree, Catherine conducted research on the migration behavior and nesting habits of various birds. Catherine has previously worked as an assistant project manager at an engineering firm.

Recent articles by Catherine Lane

Solar battery buyer’s guide: how to choose the right home battery

Catherine Lane

July 21, 2021

Solar battery buyer’s guide: how to choose the right home battery

The factors you need to consider when shopping for a home solar battery, including price, power rating, lifespan, safety rating, and more.

How is solar energy stored?

Catherine Lane

July 12, 2021

How is solar energy stored?

Solar energy storage lets you save excess solar electricity for later, which comes with a number of benefits, including backup power and bill savings.

ChargePoint charging stations can power your EV anywhere

Catherine Lane

July 2, 2021

ChargePoint charging stations can power your EV anywhere

ChargePoint’s nationwide EV charging network also offers residential charging stations, so you can charge your EV just about anywhere.

Duke Energy’s new net metering program in SC to reduce solar savings, boost battery industry

Catherine Lane

June 22, 2021

Duke Energy’s new net metering program in SC to reduce solar savings, boost battery industry

While Duke Energy’s new net metering program will cut customers’ solar savings, it could potentially increase battery installations.

What is a home energy audit - and is it worth it?

Catherine Lane

June 3, 2021

What is a home energy audit - and is it worth it?

A guide to home energy audits, including how much they cost, how you can perform them yourself, and whether or not they’re worth it.

Tesla solar roof price increase leads to lawsuits

Catherine Lane

May 26, 2021

Tesla solar roof price increase leads to lawsuits

Customers are taking Tesla to court after the company drastically increased solar roof prices after contracts were already signed.

The complete guide to New Jersey SRECs

Catherine Lane

May 14, 2021

The complete guide to New Jersey SRECs

A breakdown of the NJ SREC program, including what it is, how much SRECS are worth, and how homeowners can make money by selling them.

BP Solar: Key facts and solar panel alternatives in 2021

Catherine Lane

May 11, 2021

BP Solar: Key facts and solar panel alternatives in 2021

A review of the history of BP Solar, including current availability of and alternatives for the now-defunct company’s solar panels.

Going solar with NV Energy: Net metering, interconnection, and rebates

Catherine Lane

May 5, 2021

Going solar with NV Energy: Net metering, interconnection, and rebates

Everything you need to know about going solar with NV Energy, including their net metering program, solar battery rebate, and more.