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

Duke Energy’s new net metering program in SC to reduce solar savings, boost battery industry

Catherine Lane

June 22, 2021

Duke Energy’s new net metering program in SC to reduce solar savings, boost battery industry

While Duke Energy’s new net metering program will cut customers’ solar savings, it could potentially increase battery installations.

What is a home energy audit - and is it worth it?

Catherine Lane

June 3, 2021

What is a home energy audit - and is it worth it?

A guide to home energy audits, including how much they cost, how you can perform them yourself, and whether or not they’re worth it.

Tesla solar roof price increase leads to lawsuits

Catherine Lane

May 26, 2021

Tesla solar roof price increase leads to lawsuits

Customers are taking Tesla to court after the company drastically increased solar roof prices after contracts were already signed.

The complete guide to New Jersey SRECs

Catherine Lane

May 14, 2021

The complete guide to New Jersey SRECs

A breakdown of the NJ SREC program, including what it is, how much SRECS are worth, and how homeowners can make money by selling them.

BP Solar: Key facts and solar panel alternatives in 2021

Catherine Lane

May 11, 2021

BP Solar: Key facts and solar panel alternatives in 2021

A review of the history of BP Solar, including current availability of and alternatives for the now-defunct company’s solar panels.

Electriq PowerPod 2 solar battery: complete review

Catherine Lane

April 29, 2021

Electriq PowerPod 2 solar battery: complete review

A breakdown of the Electriq PowerPod 2 LFP battery, its features, and whether or not it’s worth considering for your home battery storage.

NJ Successor Program: What’s next now that SRECs are done?

Catherine Lane

April 16, 2021

NJ Successor Program: What’s next now that SRECs are done?

New Jersey released a proposal for the Successor Program that will replace the popular NJ SREC solar incentive.

What is energy efficiency?

Catherine Lane

April 14, 2021

What is energy efficiency?

A breakdown of what energy efficiency means, its benefits, and how to make an energy-efficient home.

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.