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.

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What to do when you get a shock energy bill

Posted by October 27th 2023

Nothing gives you that sinking feeling quite like an unexpectedly large bill. Even if you know your next bill is looming, it still manages to sweep you off your feet when you open that letter …

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How to complain when your energy bill is wrong

Posted by October 19th 2023

Bill shock is increasingly becoming a predicament that many Aussies are faced with, so it pays to know your options as a consumer if you’re disputing your latest electricity or gas bill. In this guide, …

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How do solar panels work?

Posted by September 29th 2023

How is it possible to turn sunlight into electricity for your home? Canstar Blue takes a look at solar power and how it works.

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Solar hot water system buying guide

Posted by September 11th 2023

As a homeowner, you understand how energy bills can add up and how important it is to find ways to reduce costs. One of the most significant expenses can be the cost of heating water, …

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The different types of solar batteries

Posted by September 14th 2023

As solar technology advances and prices continue to fall, many people are turning to it as an alternative source of electricity for their homes. However, making sure your home is outfitted with the right solar …

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3kW Solar Systems: Price, Size and Power Output

Posted by January 16th 2024

The Australian solar market is booming as more people turn to clean and cost-effective energy solutions. Skyrocketing electricity prices have made solar an even more attractive option for Aussies who want to make their lives …

Energy Switching Myths Debunked

Energy Switching Myths Debunked

Posted by July 13th 2023

Switching energy providers is not as complicated as you may think. Canstar Blue explores common questions and misconceptions.

Solar Power Brisbane: Solar Panel Installers and Costs

Posted by April 24th 2024

To offer some guidance, we’ve taken a look at the main solar panel installation companies in the greater Brisbane area, listing prices (where they’re publicly available), company background, types of installation, and variety of solar …

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How to reset your solar inverter

Posted by January 18th 2024

Solar inverters are vital components of any solar energy system. They convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power we use in our homes. While inverters are durable, long-lasting, and require little …