Solar Tribune

About Us

Solar Tribune is a solar news, education, and advocacy website. We offer straightforward reporting that promotes solar interest and awareness.

We also help promote solar adoption by providing helpful tools and resources for people considering solar power solutions.

Our regular contributors include:

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.

Ryan Regan: An experienced community and economic development professional who has worked for public, private, and non-profit organizations. He has experience in solar energy, economic data analysis, strategic planning facilitation, project management, and economic development marketing. As a results-oriented individual, he is skilled at developing strong customer relationships and building consensus across multiple stakeholder groups.

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.

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Our Writers

Ksenya graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in political economy and has a particular interest in clean energy policy. Contact Ksenya at

John is a solar industry professional with in-depth knowledge of the latest solar technologies. Contact John at

Brooks is a solar energy enthusiast and the founder of Solar Tribune. He specializes in business developments in the industry. Contact Brooks at

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