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

Everything you need to know about Tesla’s $1.07/watt commercial solar program

Catherine Lane

September 17, 2019

Everything you need to know about Tesla’s $1.07/watt commercial solar program

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced Tesla’s new commercial solar program, specifically tailored for business owners.

Changes to Louisiana's Net Metering: Why You Should Care

Catherine Lane

September 13, 2019

Changes to Louisiana's Net Metering: Why You Should Care

The Louisiana Public Service Commission’s vote to change net metering is expected to cut homeowners’ savings significantly.

Is solar air conditioning right for you?

Catherine Lane

June 14, 2019

Is solar air conditioning right for you?

Installing solar panels on your home will result in lower utility bills. But what about when you install a solar air conditioner? Will you recoup your investment?

ecobee vs. Nest: Which is the best smart thermostat?

Catherine Lane

March 20, 2019

ecobee vs. Nest: Which is the best smart thermostat?

Both ecobee and Nest have some of the best smart thermostats on the market. But when it comes to ecobee vs. Nest, who will come out on top?

What is an SREC? Solar renewable energy credits explained

Catherine Lane

February 14, 2019

What is an SREC? Solar renewable energy credits explained

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are excellent incentives for homeowners. Find out how much you can earn back through this incentive.

Tesla solar roof: Updates and costs compared to conventional solar

Catherine Lane

April 14, 2020

Tesla solar roof: Updates and costs compared 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!

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.

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?

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?

Catherine Lane

March 27, 2018

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?

Solar trackers allow your solar panels to follow the sun so they can produce more solar power. But are they worth the extra cost?