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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Who Is My Energy Distributor?

Posted by December 22nd 2023

In case of a power or gas outage, it’s important to know who your electricity/gas distributor is & how they are different from your retailer.

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What is the best solar panel angle for your home?

Posted by April 24th 2023

Are you considering solar panel installation for your home? One of the most crucial decisions you'll make when it comes to generating power from the sun is selecting the optimal angle for your solar panels. …

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Energy Billing Options Explained

Posted by March 31st 2023

Nothing matches the dread of opening an energy bill – especially when you’re expecting a big one – but choosing the right billing options for your preferences and budget can at least help take the …

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10kW Solar Systems: Price, Size and Power Output

Posted by February 6th 2024

While you may have to splash out initially, going solar is usually considered one of the wisest long-term investments Aussies can make, especially as electricity prices continue to soar. And if your home consumes …

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Solar Optimisers: What Are They and Are They Worth It?

Posted by February 7th 2024

We’re sure you’ve seen those commercials for solar panels where the homeowner proudly declares how much money they’re saving on their electricity bills. But what about Aussies who already have solar installed? Is there a …

What’s a Solar Diverter?

Posted by February 7th 2024

Let’s take a closer look at solar diverters, what they are, how they work, pros and cons, cost factors and more. Keep reading to see if a solar diverter is right for you or skip …

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6.6kW Solar Systems: Price, Size and Power Output

Posted by February 6th 2024

A 6.6kW solar system is one of the most popular sizes in Australia, and in this guide Canstar Blue takes a look at how many panels these setups require as well as how much electricity …

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5kW Solar Systems: Price, Size and Power Output

Posted by February 7th 2024

In this guide, we'll break down everything you need to know about 5kW solar systems in Australia. We'll discuss the benefits of these systems and help you determine which option is best for you. So, …

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Black solar panels: Are they better than blue solar panels?

Posted by March 12th 2024

In this guide, we’ll answer a few common questions about these types of solar panels, including what they are, how they’re made, and how much they cost. We’ll also explain the differences between black and …

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How are electricity prices set?

Posted by January 19th 2023

We all complain about electricity bills, but how do the electricity providers determine the rates they charge? Find out at Canstar Blue.