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

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.

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.

Everything you need to know about AC solar panels

Catherine Lane

March 30, 2021

Everything you need to know about AC solar panels

Guide to AC solar panels including what they are, which popular brands sell them, and if they’re right for your home.

Ranked: 5 best solar generators that will keep your lights on

Catherine Lane

November 14, 2020

Ranked: 5 best solar generators that will keep your lights on

Ranking the top 5 most popular solar generators on the market, including their costs, key features, dependability, and more.

Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?

Catherine Lane

November 27, 2019

Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?

KY just passed a bill that replaces full retail net metering with a lower compensation rate for solar customers. How will this affect their savings?