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

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.

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.

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.

Geothermal heat pumps: Costs, types & benefits

Zeeshan Hyder

August 14, 2021

Geothermal heat pumps: Costs, types & benefits

Geothermal heat pumps cost between $12,000-$45,000. In this blog, we explain how much you can expect to pay.

Solar loans: Everything you need to know

Zeeshan Hyder

April 2, 2019

Solar loans: Everything you need to know

Solar panels are a great way to cut down on your power bills but the initial cost can be off putting. Explore the pros and cons of financing your solar system.

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.

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?

Chinese solar panels: Are they any good?

Zeeshan Hyder

May 17, 2019

Chinese solar panels: Are they any good?

Chinese solar panels seem to be everywhere nowadays. But are they high quality? And more importantly, should you get them for your home? We take a look.

Here’s how SolarReviews rates solar installers in your area

Zeeshan Hyder

September 29, 2021

Here’s how SolarReviews rates solar installers in your area

We rate solar installers based on 13 different metrics to help you find the right company to buy & install solar panels from.