Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane was a content producer and editor at Canstar Blue for three years until 2022, most recently as Energy Editor. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Griffith University.

Woman's hands using smart energy meter to check time of use tariff

What is a time of use tariff?

Posted by April 17th 2024

Australia’s energy grids reach peak demand during certain hours of the day, such as weeknights. That’s why there are specific types of tariffs (the way you’re charged for electricity) that may help you take advantage of …

Single Rate Tariffs Explained

What is a single rate tariff?

Posted by April 12th 2024

Find out what a single rate tariff is and if this type of energy plan structure is right for you. Learn everything you need to know about single rate tariffs.

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Smart meter installation and cost

Posted by April 9th 2024

Learn how to get a smart meter at your property to track energy consumption. Find out if digital meters could help you save money on power bills.

Who is my electricity supplier?

Posted by March 21st 2024

When you move into a new property, or take over the account, you might not know who your electricity supplier is. Canstar Blue is here to help.

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Solar Power Perth: Solar Panel Installers & Costs

Posted by March 14th 2024

And with solar systems costing a pretty penny upfront, you’ll want to do your research before signing away on the dotted line. That’s why we’ve slapped together a list of Perth's solar installation companies that’ll …

How to connect solar panels to a solar battery

Posted by February 7th 2024

Thinking about going solar? A solar system with a battery back-up can be an financially sound option if you intend to spend long enough in your current residence to recoup the cost of the battery …

What Is Solar Energy?

Posted by February 22nd 2024

Curious about what solar energy is and how it works, or whether it could be a beneficial addition to your home? As utility bills continue to soar, many Australian householders are turning to solar energy …

How to test a solar panel

Posted by February 7th 2024

While solar power systems can provide you with an eco-friendly, cost-efficient energy alternative to grid electricity, it’s important to be aware of the ongoing monitoring and maintenance that is required from time to time. Regular …