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

Going solar with Florida Power and Light (FPL)

Catherine Lane

October 1, 2021

Going solar with Florida Power and Light (FPL)

A complete guide to going solar with FPL including solar installation costs, net metering policy, and FPL interconnection requirements.

Should Texas homeowners go solar with Oncor Electric Delivery?

Catherine Lane

April 29, 2022

Should Texas homeowners go solar with Oncor Electric Delivery?

Going solar in Texas can be tricky, having to parse through various electric providers and utilities. Here’s everything you need to know as a solar homeowner with Oncor Electric Delivery.

How long does a solar panel installation take?

Catherine Lane

June 8, 2022

How long does a solar panel installation take?

It only takes a few hours to get solar panels on your roof, but how long does the entire installation process take? Learn more today.

Complete guide to Texas net metering: solar buyback plans, REPs & regulated utilities

Catherine Lane

May 16, 2022

Complete guide to Texas net metering: solar buyback plans, REPs & regulated utilities

The ultimate guide to everything Texas homeowners need to know about switching to solar.

Tesla Powerwall: Is it the best solar battery?

Catherine Lane

August 18, 2018

Tesla Powerwall: Is it the best solar battery?

These 4 factors make the Tesla Powerwall stand out as the best current solar battery storage solution for residential energy storage.

Complete guide to New York net metering in 2022

Catherine Lane

May 24, 2022

Complete guide to New York net metering in 2022

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?

Moving Forward Act pushes for brighter solar industry future

Catherine Lane

June 24, 2020

Moving Forward Act pushes for brighter solar industry future

The Moving Forward Act has many solar-friendly provisions; most notably an extension of the federal tax credit.

Calculate how many solar panels you need for your home

Catherine Lane

May 21, 2018

Calculate how many solar panels you need for your home

How to calculate the number of solar panels needed to cover the home energy usage for your specific home.

Solar batteries 101: key terms you need to know

Catherine Lane

May 13, 2022

Solar batteries 101: key terms you need to know

A list of important key terms about solar batteries.