Solar Tribune

About Us

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 from now.

Contact Us

Our Contributors

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.


Going Carbon Negative

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 solar–and 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.

If you would like to contact us, please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.




Recent Posts