Founded in 2011, Solar Tribune is a news publication covering
important developments in the renewable energy industry. We try to
tell the big picture” story around key developments in the
industry. We take the long-view and try to cover issues that will
(or could) be of significance 1 year, 5 years, or even 100 years
Matt Chester. An energy and policy professional located in
Washington, D.C with years of experience working in energy
technology and federal energy policy. During his time contracting
with the Department of Energy (DOE), he has worked with a number of
Offices and Laboratories, including the Office of Energy Efficiency
& Renewable Energy (EERE), the Energy Information
Administration (EIA), the Office of the Chief Information Officer
(CIO), and more.
Rich Dana. A professor and former qualified installer of solar and
wind power equipment. Mr. Dana’s years of experience working in the
trades and industry have given him the ability to communicate
complex technical ideas in a way that makes them understandable to
laypeople. Former clients include Alliant Energy, The National
Center for Appropriate Technology, The Union of Concerned
Scientists, The Iowa Renewable Energy Association, The Iowa Farmers
Union and the Iowa Honey Producers Association.
Brooks Lape. Founder of SolarTribune with years of experience in
the solar industry and supporting environmental causes. In addition
to his work with Solar Tribune, Mr. Lape provides strategic
consulting services to some of the nation’s largest solar panel and
roofing providers in the U.S.
Ryan Regan. An experienced community and economic development
professional who has worked for public, private, and non-profit
organizations. Mr. Regan is passionate about renewable energy,
especially the economic impact that the growing sector is having on
the U.S. economy.
Helping more homeowners go solar
Another part of our mission is helping more homeowners switch to
solar energy. To this end, we’ve developed a guide to going solar
and a suite of resources that we believe can help more homeowners
go solarand make data-informed decisions when choosing a company.
In full disclosure, we generate revenue by allowing visitors to
compare quotes though Clean Energy Experts, a Department of Energy
funded company through the Sunshot Initiative. This revenue allows
our efforts to be self-sustaining, but in no way influences our
content, data, or rankings. We take this very seriously and try to
be as transparent as possible.
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