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

Consumer financing: Medallion Bank vs. Greensky Credit

Catherine Lane

January 22, 2020

Consumer financing: Medallion Bank vs. Greensky Credit

A comparison of consumer financing options offered by Medallion Bank and Greensky Credit for solar installers.

Is Minnesota's Value of Solar tariff the future of solar?

Catherine Lane

November 6, 2019

Is Minnesota's Value of Solar tariff the future of solar?

Minnesota’s Value of Solar tariff is being challenged by the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy.

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?

New Mexico’s solar tax credit is back with big savings

Catherine Lane

March 12, 2020

New Mexico’s solar tax credit is back with big savings

Reviewing how much you can save with New Mexico's reinstated solar tax credit.

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.

California solar financing: Ygrene vs. HERO Program

Catherine Lane

February 13, 2020

California solar financing: Ygrene vs. HERO Program

Comparing Ygrene Energy Fund and Renovate America’s HERO Program PACE financing options for California homeowners.

Is renting Tesla solar panels better than buying them?

Catherine Lane

August 21, 2019

Is renting Tesla solar panels better than buying them?

Tesla’s rent solar program promises easy installation & minimal upfront costs. You’ll just have to forfeit your tax credits and rebates. We discuss whether or not it's worth it.

The end of NJ's SREC program and the transition to TRECs

Catherine Lane

December 20, 2019

The end of NJ's SREC program and the transition to TRECs

NJ finalized guidelines for an SREC transition program, which saves homeowners more money than a previous proposal had suggested.

Why solar is a smart investment during a recession

Catherine Lane

May 1, 2020

Why solar is a smart investment during a recession

Our top 3 reasons why going solar is one of the most reliable investments you can make during a recession.