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

Residential incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act: What you need to know

Catherine Lane

August 12, 2022

Residential incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act: What you need to know

A breakdown of the incentives for residential solar, electric vehicles, and energy-efficient upgrades in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act.

Complete review of the Eguana Evolve battery

Catherine Lane

November 19, 2021

Complete review of the Eguana Evolve battery

Canadian solar company Eguana has released two solar batteries, the Evolve LFP and Evolve ESS. Are they worth buying for your home?

Complete review of the new SolarEdge battery

Catherine Lane

November 5, 2021

Complete review of the new SolarEdge battery

SolarEdge, the company best-known for its revolutionary inverter technology, has released a solar battery: is it worth your consideration?

Complete review of SunPower solar panels: Are they really the best?

Catherine Lane

September 24, 2021

Complete review of SunPower solar panels: Are they really the best?

SunPower solar panels have an incredibly high price to match their superior specs. But are they worth it - especially if you're financing your system?

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

Catherine Lane

July 28, 2021

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

The Sun Number score represents how suitable a home is for solar on a scale from 1 to 100, but how much does it actually matter?

The impact of recent policy changes on solar in 2020

Catherine Lane

January 10, 2020

The impact of recent policy changes on solar in 2020

It's been a rollercoaster year on the solar policy front. Here’s a review of some stand-out policy stories from 2019 and their effect on solar progress in 2020.

What PG&E customers need to know about Tesla’s virtual power plant program

Catherine Lane

July 11, 2022

What PG&E customers need to know about Tesla’s virtual power plant program

PG&E and Tesla have teamed up to turn Powerwalls into a virtual power plant. Should you join?

Should Texans go solar with Reliant Energy Retail Services?

Catherine Lane

February 11, 2022

Should Texans go solar with Reliant Energy Retail Services?

Everything Texas solar homeowners need to know about Reliant Energy Retail Services, including how much money they can earn through the solar buyback program.

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.