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

Wind energy pros and cons

Catherine Lane

January 19, 2019

Wind energy pros and cons

Wind energy is one of the most popular renewable energy sources in the world. We take a look wind energy pros and cons to understand why it is so popular and what the future holds for wind power

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.

2021 Massachusetts SMART program explained

Catherine Lane

October 29, 2018

2021 Massachusetts SMART program explained

Massachusetts’ SMART program is the state’s latest solar incentive program, designed to put money in your pocket and promote solar development.

How much do solar panels save in 2021?

Catherine Lane

September 5, 2018

How much do solar panels save in 2021?

Our solar savings estimator show show much solar panels will save for your home. (and averages for typical homes in each state)

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.

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.

Is a 10kW solar system right for your home?

Catherine Lane

June 20, 2018

Is a 10kW solar system right for your home?

10kW solar systems are becoming common because the cost per watt of solar is reducing. How many panels are in a 10kW system?

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.

Tesla solar roof tiles turn solar shingles into a complete solar roof

Catherine Lane

April 27, 2018

Tesla solar roof tiles turn solar shingles into a complete solar roof

Solar shingles are one of the newest ways to introduce your home to renewable energy. Solar shingles are small solar panels that replace your roof’s asphalt tiles to give your home the benefits of solar power.