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

Coronavirus threatens health of the global solar industry

Catherine Lane

March 4, 2020

Coronavirus threatens health of the global solar industry

Solar analysts express serious concern as manufacturing disruptions in China threaten the global solar supply chain.

What the winner of the 2020 Iowa caucus could mean for the future of the solar industry

Catherine Lane

January 30, 2020

What the winner of the 2020 Iowa caucus could mean for the future of the solar industry

A review of how the Iowa Caucus works, its importance, and if the winner in Iowa gives insight into the future of solar.

Another trip around the sun: A review of solar power in 2019

Catherine Lane

January 2, 2020

Another trip around the sun: A review of solar power in 2019

A review of some stand-out solar stories and technologies from 2019.

Reviewed: Solar Christmas lights that look great & save money

Catherine Lane

December 12, 2019

Reviewed: Solar Christmas lights that look great & save money

A list of solar Christmas lights that are great for outdoor holiday decoration displays.

Top solar-powered gifts for the 2019 holiday season

Catherine Lane

December 9, 2019

Top solar-powered gifts for the 2019 holiday season

A list of 6 solar gadgets that will make the perfect gift this holiday season.

What is California’s Solar Consumer Protection Guide?

Catherine Lane

October 25, 2019

What is California’s Solar Consumer Protection Guide?

CA solar installers must now provide prospective customers with a consumer protection guide.

California boosts SGIP battery incentives in response to wildfires

Catherine Lane

October 9, 2019

California boosts SGIP battery incentives in response to wildfires

CPUC’s recent changes to battery storage rebate program, SGIP, aim to help low-income, high fire risk communities.

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!

Are free solar panels actually free?

Catherine Lane

January 23, 2017

Are free solar panels actually free?

Free solar panels allow you to install solar panels with no upfront cost, however, you get lower long electric bill savings in the long run.