Zeeshan Hyder

Content Specialist

About Zeeshan Hyder

Zeeshan is a solar journalist who 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, the birthplace of the 350.org climate movement.

Articles by Zeeshan Hyder

Consumer reports on solar panels: What can I learn from them?

CR endorses solar panels but doesn't offer solar reviews. Here are the best consumer websites to research solar panels and solar companies.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

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

One peak sun hour = 1000 W/m2 of solar irradiation. The states with the highest avg. peak sun hours are AZ, NV, NM, and CA.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

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.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

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

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Curious about solar farms, or want to start one? Here's how much land they need, and how much money you can make from one.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

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.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder