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

PACE program solar panels: Are they the right option for you?

Zeeshan Hyder

January 20, 2019

PACE program solar panels: Are they the right option for you?

Know someone who has bought solar panels through a PACE financing program and wondering how it works? Read this guide to understand how Property Assessed Clean Energy works.

Solar pergolas, gazebos & patio covers: A quick guide

Zeeshan Hyder

January 1, 2019

Solar pergolas, gazebos & patio covers: A quick guide

These are dual-use structures that produce solar energy while also providing shade for your patio or backyard. We’ll explore what they’re for—and if they’re better than solar panels.

Everything you need to know about California Net Metering 2.0 in 2021

Zeeshan Hyder

November 27, 2018

Everything you need to know about California Net Metering 2.0 in 2021

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.

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.

Home solar panels in Las Vegas: Everything you need to know

Zeeshan Hyder

October 4, 2018

Home solar panels in Las Vegas: Everything you need to know

See cost, savings and payback from installing solar on your home in Las Vegas.

What is the best direction for solar panels to face?

Zeeshan Hyder

August 29, 2018

What is the best direction for solar panels to face?

South is the best direction for solar panels for overall output. But what if you have a battery system, or there are high TOU rates where you live?

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.

Residential solar panels cost and savings in Arizona in 2021

Zeeshan Hyder

August 13, 2018

Residential solar panels cost and savings in Arizona in 2021

An accurate breakdown of solar panel savings in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff based on APS electric rates and the cost of solar panels being charged by the best local solar companies in Arizona.

Ground-mounted solar panels: what you need to know

Zeeshan Hyder

July 11, 2018

Ground-mounted solar panels: what you need to know

When you think of solar panels, you generally picture them on the roof of your house. That's where they always go, right? Not necessarily. There's another option, called ground-mounted solar panels. What's the difference? And how much will that difference