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Caitlin Ritchie

Writer
Ribbon EXPERTISE
  • Solar energy
  • Home energy
  • Energy efficiency
Education EDUCATION
  • B.A. in English from the University of Georgia
  • Master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Highlights

  • Contributor and writer for Bankrate sister site SaveOnEnery.com
  • Writing and research previously cited by The Washington Post and The American Solar Energy Society

Experience

Caitlin Ritchie is a Bankrate contributor and a writer for Bankrate sister site SaveOnEnergy.com. Caitlin has been covering home energy, residential solar power and energy efficiency since 2019. In her writing, Caitlin aims to demystify the energy industry and help readers find clear and straightforward answers and financial advice.

Caitlin earned her master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2019 and her B.A. from the University of Georgia in 2015, both in English. Snopes, The Washington Post and The American Solar Energy Society have cited her writing and research.

Caitlin's latest articles

  • Coworkers listening to mature businessman in the office.

    2024 Solar Incentives by State

    Solar panel rebates and incentives in 2024 Solar panels are expensive, despite solar prices falling 40 percent in the last decade. Federal, state and local governments created lucrative incentives to help [...]

    10 min read Feb 09, 2024
  • Home with solar panels installed on the roof .

    Are Solar Panels Right for Your Home?

    Whether you’re interested in saving money on utility bills, investing in green energy or increasing your home value, solar panels can be an excellent investment. Solar panels are expensive, averaging [...]

    8 min read Dec 12, 2023
  • Young construction worker connects photo voltaic panel to solar system using screwdriver on bright sunny day.

    Top 10 Solar Installation Companies in 2023

    Compare the top 10 solar installers Shopping around for great products and services is part of the process for finding a solar installer. Some states have over a thousand solar installers operating in [...]

    9 min read May 18, 2023
  • Marina in San Diego, California, USA.

    California Solar Cost: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2023

    Solar power in California California produces more solar energy than any other state, generating almost 30 percent of the nation’s solar power. State regulations involving renewable energy goals and [...]

    6 min read May 18, 2023