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

How much do solar panels save in 2022?

Catherine Lane

September 5, 2018

How much do solar panels save in 2022?

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

What is energy efficiency?

Catherine Lane

April 14, 2021

What is energy efficiency?

A breakdown of what energy efficiency means, its benefits, and how to make an energy-efficient home.

Will GAF’s solar shingles finally make the solar roof mainstream?

Catherine Lane

January 7, 2022

Will GAF’s solar shingles finally make the solar roof mainstream?

Roofing giant GAF has released their newest product, the Timberline Solar Energy Shingles. Should you consider installing these instead of regular solar panels?

Tesla solar roof: frequently asked questions

Catherine Lane

December 21, 2021

Tesla solar roof: frequently asked questions

Answers to the 9 most frequently asked questions about the Tesla solar roof.

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?

5 best RV solar panels and buyer’s guide

Catherine Lane

January 22, 2021

5 best RV solar panels and buyer’s guide

A comprehensive buyer’s guide for powering your camping trip with RV solar panels, including our picks for the top 5 RV solar panel brands.

SunPower will no longer manufacture solar panels - here's why

Catherine Lane

November 21, 2019

SunPower will no longer manufacture solar panels - here's why

SunPower Corporation is putting a stop to manufacturing solar panels. How will this affect consumers?

Tidal energy pros and cons

Catherine Lane

February 24, 2019

Tidal energy pros and cons

Tidal energy takes advantage of changing tides to generate electricity. In this article, we go over tidal energy pros and cons and discuss if it can be utilized more in the future.

5 best solar Christmas lights for 2022

Catherine Lane

December 2, 2020

5 best solar Christmas lights for 2022

The top 5 best solar Christmas lights to brighten up the holiday season. We cover their pros and cons, how they operate, and if they’re right for you.