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“Panels go up there [points to roof] and my bill goes down…” Most people have a limited understanding of how solar power works and what’s involved – and rightly so. But this is the exact opportunity that dodgy solar retailers abuse to offload sub-standard panels and inverters, leaving customers high and dry when things inevitably go wrong. In Australia, over 2 million households have made the switch to give up their bill and install solar…

You’ve been paying Super contributions for a long time. When the time comes to enjoy those savings, you don’t want to spend it on ever increasing bills. Below we look at one of the most effective ways to make sure you get to use your Super for the things you actually care about. Disclaimer: This article references an opinion and is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. MySolarDirect is…

Everybody talks about how great solar power is, but what if you just want to know how much it costs? Companies do their best to hide those details behind forms and sales people, so we’re here to lift the curtain.  Let’s start off with a few caveats: as much as the industry would like to pretend it is, solar power is not a one-size-fits-all product. That’s why we always recommend to proceed with caution when…

Australia is meant to be the lucky country, right? But in some ways, we’re being taken for a ride. Every year our power bills increase disproportionately to the rest of the world, and so does the demand for electricity as communities grow more and more. Even worse, most of our electricity is dirty. In Australia, the bulk of our power is fuelled by coal mines that are ruining the environment for our kids and future…

While prices of solar power batteries have fallen significantly over the past years, their price tags remain hefty. Let’s take a look at how the government is pitching in. There’s been a lot of talk about solar power batteries, but the reality is that battery powered homes are still far and few between. This article goes into detail about how battery technology has advanced over the last couple of years and it also mentions the…

As our cities get bigger, our jobs arduous and our bills ever higher, living a self-sufficient life has become a dream for many. But what does it take to make that dream a reality in 2019? In this article we find out. The off-grid dream for some is to get a cabin in the woods, growing your own food and calling it a day when the sun goes down. For most however, it’s simply about…

2019 is a perfect time to invest in solar energy – with the multiple layer of government rebates and financial incentives at an all-time high, more families and businesses are choosing to ditch their bill and do something good for the planet and their wallets. But how do you make sure you’re definitely going to get a good deal? We’ve compiled a list of the 15 questions need to ask before buying a solar system.…

While it might not yet make financial sense, it’s already very much possible to completely cut ties with your energy company in 2019. Below we’ll tell you how to do it. We hear from our energy companies, only when they have a bill that needs paying or when we are up for a price increase. We get annoyed and sometimes we might even call them, but most of the time we begrudgingly pay up and…