About Michael Cheng

Michael Cheng - Author of Solar Reviews

Michael Cheng

Content writer

Michael is a content writer at SolarReviews. He has more than six years of experience in industrial manufacturing and legal documentation, covering electrical safety, large-scale infrastructure and maritime legislation.

As a strong supporter of renewable energy, he uses a technical approach to deliver unique insights and content about solar.

Recent articles by Michael Cheng

Are sodium ion batteries the next big thing in solar storage?

Michael Cheng

May 12, 2022

Are sodium ion batteries the next big thing in solar storage?

Sodium ion batteries are next-generation energy storage products. How do they stack up against lithium ion batteries, the longtime consumer favorite?

Should you install fiber optic solar lights instead of solar panels?

Michael Cheng

April 8, 2022

Should you install fiber optic solar lights instead of solar panels?

Fiber optic solar lighting uses natural sunlight to illuminate homes and cuts energy costs. Should you consider installing these instead of solar panels?

How to automate your home with the ecobee SmartSensor

Michael Cheng

May 10, 2022

How to automate your home with the ecobee SmartSensor

If you're looking for a 2-in-1 system to regulate your home's temperature and keep your home safe, the ecobee SmartSensor could be worth checking out. Find out all the details, including cost, warranty, and best uses in our latest blog.

A deep dive into FIMER inverters and solar batteries

Michael Cheng

April 28, 2022

A deep dive into FIMER inverters and solar batteries

FIMER is an increasingly popular Italy-based solar equipment manufacturer, but some of its products can be hard to find in the U.S. Is buying FIMER inverters & batteries worth it?

All about used solar panels: everything you need to know

Michael Cheng

April 27, 2022

All about used solar panels: everything you need to know

A guide on how to purchase used solar panels for your home. Find out if second-hand panels are right for you.

What you need to know about solar power hail damage

Michael Cheng

April 11, 2022

What you need to know about solar power hail damage

Hail can damage solar panels and reduce system performance. Learn how you can protect your solar panels from hail damage today.

Top 5 American solar panel manufacturers in 2022

Michael Cheng

May 10, 2019

Top 5 American solar panel manufacturers in 2022

Reviewing the top-rated U.S. solar panel manufacturers in 2022.

Should you take out a solar loan from Slipstream Energy Finance Solutions?

Michael Cheng

March 4, 2022

Should you take out a solar loan from Slipstream Energy Finance Solutions?

Slipstream Energy Finance Solutions is a national loan service provider specializing in home energy projects, including solar panels.

Chilicon Power microinverters: great products with big potential

Michael Cheng

February 4, 2022

Chilicon Power microinverters: great products with big potential

How do Chilicon Power microinverters compare to Enphase's microinverters in terms of performance, cost, & warranty? Find out here.