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

Complete review of SunPower solar panels: Are they really the best?

Catherine Lane

September 24, 2021

Complete review of SunPower solar panels: Are they really the best?

SunPower solar panels have an incredibly high price to match their superior specs. But are they worth it - especially if you're financing your system?

Tesla Powerwall: Is it the best solar battery?

Catherine Lane

August 18, 2018

Tesla Powerwall: Is it the best solar battery?

These 4 factors make the Tesla Powerwall stand out as the best current solar battery storage solution for residential energy storage.

Types of solar panels: which one is the best choice?

Catherine Lane

August 23, 2017

Types of solar panels: which one is the best choice?

Find out which of the main types of solar panels are right for your home. We explain how much they cost, power they produce, and how much you'll save.

Complete review of Tesla solar panels: are they worth it?

Catherine Lane

March 15, 2021

Complete review of Tesla solar panels: are they worth it?

An in-depth review of Tesla solar panels, including pricing, specs, customer service - and more. Should you choose Tesla when making the switch to solar?

Tesla solar roof: Updates and comparing costs to conventional solar

Catherine Lane

January 6, 2021

Tesla solar roof: Updates and comparing costs to conventional solar

The Tesla solar roof has changed over the years. What’s the latest solar roof news and is it worth the cost? The answer may surprise you!

What is net metering and how does it work?

Catherine Lane

July 3, 2018

What is net metering and how does it work?

Your complete guide to net metering. Find out how this popular money-making solar incentive works, and if it’s available in your area.

Solar batteries: Are they worth the cost?

Catherine Lane

November 18, 2018

Solar batteries: Are they worth the cost?

A breakdown of how solar batteries work and what factors influence solar battery cost.

Calculate how many solar panels you need for your home

Catherine Lane

May 21, 2018

Calculate how many solar panels you need for your home

How to calculate the number of solar panels needed to cover the home energy usage for your specific home.

Top 5 solar financing companies

Catherine Lane

October 21, 2020

Top 5 solar financing companies

A list of the top 5 solar financing companies to help you get solar installed on your roof without having to break the bank.