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

Solar loan vs. solar lease: which is right for you?

Catherine Lane

October 8, 2020

Solar loan vs. solar lease: which is right for you?

A breakdown of solar loans vs solar leases, including how they work, how they’re different, and which one is the right option for you.

7 best house siding options for your home

Catherine Lane

October 8, 2020

7 best house siding options for your home

Here is a list of the 7 of the best house siding options to help you choose the right siding for your home. Find your new siding today!

How long do roofs last? 5 roof types and their lifespans

Catherine Lane

October 7, 2020

How long do roofs last? 5 roof types and their lifespans

A breakdown of 5 common roof types, how long each roof type lasts, and signs to look out for when your roof needs to be replaced.

Asphalt shingles: everything you need to know

Catherine Lane

October 6, 2020

Asphalt shingles: everything you need to know

Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing shingles in the U.S. We break down the different types and most popular brands of asphalt shingles.

6 common roof trusses: everything you need to know

Catherine Lane

September 28, 2020

6 common roof trusses: everything you need to know

A breakdown of 6 common types of roof trusses and their many uses. We review their typical prices, advantages and disadvantages, and more.

 What is the Potential of Solar Energy?

Catherine Lane

October 28, 2019

What is the Potential of Solar Energy?

What is the total potential of solar energy? How much of this potential is actually realizable with current technology and cost-competitiveness?

 Amorphous Silicon Solar Panels

Catherine Lane

March 17, 2019

Amorphous Silicon Solar Panels

Amorphous silicon (a-Si or a-Si:H) solar cells belong to the category of silicon thin-film, where one or several layers of photovoltaic material are deposited onto a substrate. Some types of thin-film solar cells have a huge potential. These technologies

What is a PPA?

Catherine Lane

August 18, 2019

What is a PPA?

What is a PPA? Learn about what a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is!

Biomass energy pros and cons

Catherine Lane

April 24, 2019

Biomass energy pros and cons

Most important pros and cons of biomass energy. This includes using biomass directly to heat or to generate electricity and using biofuels for transportation.