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.

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Recent articles by Zeeshan Hyder

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.

Are solar canopies and carports worth it?

Zeeshan Hyder

June 15, 2021

Are solar canopies and carports worth it?

Solar canopies are custom-built outdoor structures designed to hold overhanging solar panels, enabling on-site solar power generation.

What is Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)?

Zeeshan Hyder

June 10, 2021

What is Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)?

Concentrated solar power (CSP) uses special mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy; the collected heat is then used to generate power on the utility scale.

Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

Zeeshan Hyder

April 21, 2021

Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

Yes, solar can work without direct sunlight - but there's a catch. Here’s how shading, cloudy weather, rainy days, and snow affect solar panel performance.

400-watt panels: Why to get them, and which ones are best in 2021

Zeeshan Hyder

April 10, 2021

400-watt panels: Why to get them, and which ones are best in 2021

The best solar brands are all releasing 400W panels. We look at who they’re right for, and which ones are best.

Commercial solar panels: Costs, benefits & best installers

Zeeshan Hyder

March 24, 2021

Commercial solar panels: Costs, benefits & best installers

In this guide to commercial solar panels, we explain to you the why and how of taking your organization or business solar.

Jinko Solar: reviewing the world’s biggest panel maker

Zeeshan Hyder

March 3, 2021

Jinko Solar: reviewing the world’s biggest panel maker

Jinko Solar makes a lot of solar panels — but are they a good choice for your home? Here’s a complete review of the Chinese solar giant.

Don't buy solar panels: 7 reasons why you should hold off

Zeeshan Hyder

February 3, 2021

Don't buy solar panels: 7 reasons why you should hold off

Solar panels are great for some, but not for others. Here are seven major reasons why they might not be right for your home.

What are the best off-grid solar systems to buy?

Zeeshan Hyder

December 27, 2020

What are the best off-grid solar systems to buy?

A buyer’s guide for off-grid solar systems for every purpose: RVs & camping, cabins & sheds, and homes of every kind.