Catherine Lane

Solar Industry Expert

Expertise:

Solar panels | Solar batteries | Solar policy

About Catherine Lane

Catherine is the Written Content Manager at SolarReviews, where she has been at the forefront of researching and reporting on the solar industry for five years. She leads a dynamic team in producing informative and engaging content on residential solar to help homeowners make informed decisions about investing in solar panels.

Catherine’s expertise has garnered attention from leading industry publications, with her work being featured in Solar Today Magazine and Solar Industry Magazine. Her insights have also been cited by outlets, including Forbes and Bloomberg, solidifying her reputation as a go-to source for reliable information on solar technology and sustainability.

Before joining SolarReviews, Catherine worked as an assistant project manager at an engineering firm, where she researched, inspected, and analyzed environmental remediation, indoor health, and construction cost claims. This experience gave Catherine a practical understanding of the unique challenges faced by the environmental and construction sectors.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from Ramapo College of New Jersey, has completed Solar Energy International’s PV 101: Solar Electric Design and Installation training course, and is OSHA certified.

Articles by Catherine Lane

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?

Written by Catherine Lane

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?
We read the Tracking the Sun report so you don’t have to

An overview of the most important takeaways from the annual LBNL Tracking the Sun report, and what they say about the future of the solar industry.

Written by Catherine Lane

We read the Tracking the Sun report so you don’t have to
Are free solar panels actually free?

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

Written by Catherine Lane

Are free solar panels actually free?
How Much Does a Tesla Powerwall Cost in 2024? And Is It Really Worth It?

A Tesla Powerwall costs about $15,600 to install before incentives. Read our expert review to discover Powerwall costs, pros and cons, specs, and if it’s worth it.

Written by Catherine Lane

How Much Does a Tesla Powerwall Cost in 2024? And Is It Really Worth It?
SolarReviews scoring system to rank solar panel brands

SolarReviews looks at hundreds of data points to rate solar brands, covering diverse factors such as value, quality, and company financial strength.

Written by Catherine Lane

SolarReviews scoring system to rank solar panel brands
Massachusetts SMART program explained

Massachusetts' SMART program is a solar incentive program, designed to put money in your pocket and promote solar development.

Written by Catherine Lane

Massachusetts SMART program explained