About Zeeshan Hyder

Zeeshan Hyder - Author of Solar Reviews

Zeeshan Hyder

SolarReviews Blog Author

Zeeshan is passionate about promoting renewable energy and tackling climate change. He developed these interests while studying at beautiful Middlebury College, Vermont, which has a strong focus on sustainability. He has previously worked in the humanitarian sector — for Doctors Without Borders — and in communications and journalism.

Zeeshan is a solar journalist and content manager at SolarReviews. He has long been passionate about climate issues, and developed a deep interest in solar power after witnessing its successful adoption in Australia.

He has previously worked as a journalist for a major news organization, covering energy, climate and environmental stories, among other topics.

He also served as an organizer for the Pakistan Youth Climate Network, an advocacy group aimed at raising climate awareness among students and future leaders.

His other work experience includes several years in the humanitarian sector - with Doctors Without Borders - and in nonprofit communications.

Zeeshan earned a B.A. from Middlebury College, Vermont, birthplace of the 350.org climate movement.

Recent articles by Zeeshan Hyder

What are solar panels? A beginner’s guide

Zeeshan Hyder

February 13, 2019

What are solar panels? A beginner’s guide

All the info you need about solar panels: how they work, what solar arrays & solar panel systems are, whether you should get them for your home.

Solar loans: Everything you need to know

Zeeshan Hyder

April 2, 2019

Solar loans: Everything you need to know

Solar panels are a great way to cut down on your power bills but the initial cost can be off putting. Explore the pros and cons of financing your solar system.

Geothermal heat pumps: Costs, types & benefits

Zeeshan Hyder

August 14, 2021

Geothermal heat pumps: Costs, types & benefits

Geothermal heat pumps cost between $12,000-$45,000. In this blog, we explain how much you can expect to pay.

What is a peak sun hour? What are peak sun hour numbers for your state?

Zeeshan Hyder

August 7, 2019

What is a peak sun hour? What are peak sun hour numbers for your state?

How are peak sun hours different from regular sunlight hours? We explain what they are and why they matter.

Who makes the best premium residential solar panels: SunPower vs LG Solar vs Panasonic?

Zeeshan Hyder

November 26, 2018

Who makes the best premium residential solar panels: SunPower vs LG Solar vs Panasonic?

These 3 brands dominate the premium end of the residential solar panel market. Let’s see how they compare on cost, warranty, efficiency, and performance.

Utility-scale solar: what is it, how does it work?

Zeeshan Hyder

June 23, 2021

Utility-scale solar: what is it, how does it work?

Utility-scale solar is leading the transition to a clean economy; solar power is being added to the grid more than any other energy source.

Solar panel reliability: How reliable is solar power?

Zeeshan Hyder

May 30, 2019

Solar panel reliability: How reliable is solar power?

Critics often claim that solar power is unreliable. So, how is solar energy produced and is it a reliable source of energy? Find out here.

Solar panels for apartments & renters: your options

Zeeshan Hyder

June 25, 2019

Solar panels for apartments & renters: your options

Living in an apartment? You too can go solar! Explore the solar energy options available for rental homes.

Grid-tied solar systems explained

Zeeshan Hyder

January 17, 2020

Grid-tied solar systems explained

Here’s an in-depth look at grid-tied solar systems, the most popular kind of solar panel setup in America.