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 batteries 101: key terms you need to know

Catherine Lane

May 13, 2022

Solar batteries 101: key terms you need to know

A list of important key terms about solar batteries.

Is it a good idea to go solar as an Entergy Texas customer?

Catherine Lane

March 15, 2022

Is it a good idea to go solar as an Entergy Texas customer?

Texas utility Entergy credits its solar customers for their excess energy at the ‘buyback rate’, which is lower than the retail rate. So, is going solar worth it as an Entergy customer?

Everything you need to know about AC solar panels

Catherine Lane

March 30, 2021

Everything you need to know about AC solar panels

Guide to AC solar panels including what they are, which popular brands sell them, and if they’re right for your home.

Ranked: 5 best solar generators that will keep your lights on

Catherine Lane

November 14, 2020

Ranked: 5 best solar generators that will keep your lights on

Ranking the top 5 most popular solar generators on the market, including their costs, key features, dependability, and more.

Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?

Catherine Lane

November 27, 2019

Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?

KY just passed a bill that replaces full retail net metering with a lower compensation rate for solar customers. How will this affect their savings?

The impact of recent policy changes on solar in 2020

Catherine Lane

January 10, 2020

The impact of recent policy changes on solar in 2020

It's been a rollercoaster year on the solar policy front. Here’s a review of some stand-out policy stories from 2019 and their effect on solar progress in 2020.

Agrivoltaics: how solar and farmland can fight climate change

Catherine Lane

March 5, 2021

Agrivoltaics: how solar and farmland can fight climate change

Agrivoltaics combines solar with farmland to help farms save on their electricity bills and even produce more crops.

Homeowner’s guide to going solar with CPS Energy

Catherine Lane

February 24, 2022

Homeowner’s guide to going solar with CPS Energy

Comprehensive guide to all-things solar as a San Antonio homeowner in CPS Energy territory. Find out how much you can save and earn by installing solar panels on your Texas home.

Should you go solar with Silfab solar panels?

Catherine Lane

August 25, 2021

Should you go solar with Silfab solar panels?

With tons of solar panels on the market, should you go solar with Silfab? We break down Silfab Solar's current products and how they compare to other brands.