Catherine Lane

Solar Industry Expert


Solar panels | Solar batteries | Solar policy

About Catherine Lane

Catherine is the Written Content Manager at SolarReviews, where she has been at the forefront of researching and reporting on the solar industry for five years. She leads a dynamic team in producing informative and engaging content on residential solar to help homeowners make informed decisions about investing in solar panels.

Catherine’s expertise has garnered attention from leading industry publications, with her work being featured in Solar Today Magazine and Solar Industry Magazine. Her insights have also been cited by outlets, including Forbes and Bloomberg, solidifying her reputation as a go-to source for reliable information on solar technology and sustainability.

Before joining SolarReviews, Catherine worked as an assistant project manager at an engineering firm, where she researched, inspected, and analyzed environmental remediation, indoor health, and construction cost claims. This experience gave Catherine a practical understanding of the unique challenges faced by the environmental and construction sectors.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from Ramapo College of New Jersey, has completed Solar Energy International’s PV 101: Solar Electric Design and Installation training course, and is OSHA certified.

Articles by Catherine Lane

Expert review of CertainTeed solar panels and solar shingles

CertainTeed solar panels are great for the average homeowner but may fall short for those looking for the most impressive specs.

Written by Catherine Lane

Solar panel efficiency explained: most efficient solar panels 2024

Most solar panels in 2024 are between 19% and 21% efficient, but top brands like SunPower have almost reached the 23% mark.

Written by Catherine Lane

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?

Written by Catherine Lane

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

The Sun Number score represents how suitable a home is for solar on a scale from 1 to 100, but how much does it actually matter?

Written by Catherine Lane

NeoVolta: Is this new solar battery brand here to stay?

NeoVolta is a solar battery manufacturing startup that produces safe, high performance batteries at a reasonable price. Are they right for your home?

Written by Catherine Lane

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024

REC is a top-tier solar panel manufacturer that pioneered half-cut cell technology, which increases the energy output and efficiency of their solar panels.

Written by Catherine Lane