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

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.

Everything you need to know about California net metering 2.0 in 2022

Zeeshan Hyder

November 27, 2018

Everything you need to know about California net metering 2.0 in 2022

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.

Why are solar panels so expensive?

Zeeshan Hyder

August 15, 2018

Why are solar panels so expensive?

Expensive materials and high soft costs drive up the cost of solar panel installations. But they’re much cheaper than before, and offer a fantastic payback to many homeowners.

DIY solar panels: Pros, cons & 6-step cost savings guide

Zeeshan Hyder

April 23, 2017

DIY solar panels: Pros, cons & 6-step cost savings guide

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

Compared: Grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid solar systems

Zeeshan Hyder

July 15, 2019

Compared: Grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid solar systems

Are grid-tied better than off-grid or hybrid solar systems? What are the differences? Read this article to find out what system suits your situation the best.

Explained: EV charging and Tesla charger options

Zeeshan Hyder

April 16, 2019

Explained: EV charging and Tesla charger options

Charging an EV is a lot more complicated than fueling a gas-powered vehicle. Here are the different levels of charging, and how Tesla chargers stack up.

Understanding the 100-watt solar panel kit and its uses

Zeeshan Hyder

October 2, 2019

Understanding the 100-watt solar panel kit and its uses

A 100-watt solar panel is portable, easy-to-use, and has many practical applications.

Off-grid solar systems: An introductory guide

Zeeshan Hyder

November 29, 2019

Off-grid solar systems: An introductory guide

Off-grid solar systems offer freedom from the grid - but at a cost. We explain how off-grid solar works, various costs it entails, and who it's ideal for.

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.