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

Don't buy solar panels: 7 reasons solar isn’t right for you

Zeeshan Hyder

August 29, 2023

Don't buy solar panels: 7 reasons solar isn’t right for you

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

Everything you need to know about California net metering 2.0 in 2024

Zeeshan Hyder

November 27, 2018

Everything you need to know about California net metering 2.0 in 2024

While NEM 2.0 slightly reduces the benefits of going solar, it retains the crucial incentive of net metering. Getting a solar system installed now will lock you into NEM 2.0 for 20 years.

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.

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.

The pros and cons of solar panels for tiny houses

Zeeshan Hyder

January 13, 2022

The pros and cons of solar panels for tiny houses

Tiny home living requires careful planning. Consider all of these pros & cons before you make the decision to install solar panels.

Comparing battery backup options: whole-home backup, solar generators, and UPS’s

Zeeshan Hyder

October 14, 2021

Comparing battery backup options: whole-home backup, solar generators, and UPS’s

Whole-home backup, solar generators and UPS’s - there are more battery backup options than ever before. Here are the best in each category.

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.

The best Energize CT rebates, incentives, and loans in 2023

Zeeshan Hyder

February 26, 2019

The best Energize CT rebates, incentives, and loans in 2023

Energize Connecticut offers several programs to help you improve energy efficiency and save money on your energy bills. Solar in CT is another great option.

The ultimate guide to DIY solar panels

Zeeshan Hyder

April 23, 2017

The ultimate guide to DIY solar panels

A DIY project is the cheapest way to install solar panels. This guide will help you figure out how to go about it.