Catherine Lane

Solar Industry Expert


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

Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart battery program: what you need to know

Learn more about Rocky Mountain Power's Wattsmart battery program and whether it's right for you.

Written by Catherine Lane

Explained: lithium-ion solar batteries for home energy storage

Find out why lithium-ion solar batteries are popular for home solar storage. We reveal popular brands, their costs, and pros and cons.

Written by Catherine Lane

Biomass energy pros and cons

Biomass energy is a renewable energy source, but is it clean enough to power our future? We break down the pros and cons of biomass energy to get an understanding of how it works and its potential.

Written by Catherine Lane

The True Cost of the Tesla Solar Roof: Pricing, Benefits, and Savings (2024)

A Tesla solar roof costs more than regular solar panels but includes a total roof replacement and 25 years of energy savings. Is the $100,000 price tag worth it?

Written by Catherine Lane

How long does it take to charge a Tesla?

Exploring all the ways to charge a Tesla and how long each takes. We look at the most popular EVs on the market: the Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y.

Written by Catherine Lane

Tidal energy pros and cons

Tidal energy takes advantage of changing tides to generate electricity. In this article, we go over tidal energy pros and cons and discuss if it can be utilized more in the future.

Written by Catherine Lane