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

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024

REC is a top-tier solar panel manufacturer that pioneered half-cut cell technology, which increases the energy output and efficiency of their solar panels.

Written by Catherine Lane

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024
Solar PPAs: Everything you need to know

A breakdown of solar PPAs, including how they work, how much you save - and if a PPA is the right choice for installing solar on your home.

Written by Catherine Lane

Solar PPAs: Everything you need to know
A guide to going solar with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

A complete guide for SDG&E customers looking to install solar panels, including cost and savings estimates and whether or not battery storage is worth it.

Written by Catherine Lane

A guide to going solar with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Complete guide to New York net metering

New York net metering has changed since being implemented in 1997 and is now moving to a program called VDER. How will your savings be impacted?

Written by Catherine Lane

Complete guide to New York net metering
New Yorkers’ guide to going solar with Con Edison

Everything homeowners need to know about going solar as a Con Edison customer.

Written by Catherine Lane

New Yorkers’ guide to going solar with Con Edison
Expert review of Tesla solar panels: are they right for you?

SolarReviews experts say Tesla solar panels are good for cheap installations but recommend local installers for better customer service.

Written by Catherine Lane

Expert review of Tesla solar panels: are they right for you?