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

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.

Are air source heat pumps worth it?

Zeeshan Hyder

July 29, 2021

Are air source heat pumps worth it?

Air source heat pumps promise to cool & heat your home, all while slashing your electric bills & carbon footprint. But do they live up to the hype?

What is Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)?

Zeeshan Hyder

June 10, 2021

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.

Lifespan, cost & more: The best roofing material for your home

Zeeshan Hyder

December 18, 2020

Lifespan, cost & more: The best roofing material for your home

Decide which is the best roofing material for your home with our comprehensive guide.

 Solar Panels and Installation Time

Zeeshan Hyder

February 17, 2019

Solar Panels and Installation Time

The total installation time for a standard 3-kilowatt solar system of about 20 solar panels is usually somewhere between 1 and 3 days. Average labor time is 75 man-hours, which can be further broken down into electrician installation labor (49 man-hours)

Non-Renewable Energy Resources

Zeeshan Hyder

July 5, 2019

Non-Renewable Energy Resources

What are the advantages and disadvantages of non-renewable resources of energy such as oil, petroleum, natural gas and coal?

Best way to clean solar panels

Zeeshan Hyder

July 30, 2019

Best way to clean solar panels

What are the benefits of solar panel cleaning? What are the consequences of neglection? Learn how to clean your solar panels the right way.

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