Posts By SolarQuotes Founder Finn Peacock

About Finn Peacock

I'm a Chartered Electrical Engineer, Solar and Energy Efficiency nut, dad, and the founder and CEO of I started SolarQuotes in 2009 and the SolarQuotes blog in 2013 with the belief that it’s more important to be truthful and objective than popular. My last "real job" was working for the CSIRO in their renewable energy division. Since 2009, I’ve helped over 700,000 Aussies get quotes for solar from installers I trust. Read my full bio.

Everything You Need To Know About Buying Batteries In Australia In 2024

Adding a battery to your solar home can reduce your bills and keep your lights on if there’s a blackout.

But choosing one for your home isn’t as simple as popping down to the shops and getting some AAs.

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Catch Power Acquires Solar Analytics

solar analytics app and catch control device

In a surprising twist within the solar industry, Australian energy management hardware maker Catch Power has announced its acquisition of the Australian solar monitoring platform Solar Analytics. This move marks a significant shift in the landscape, given that I had anticipated the opposite—Solar Analytics acquiring Catch! Shows what I know. [Read more…]

Land Rover To Start Repurposing Their Used PHEV Batteries

When you think of Range Rovers, the words “eco-friendly” and “sustainable” probably don’t immediately come to mind. [Read more…]

Tesla Confirms Key Powerwall 3 Specs

powerwall 3

A presentation by a Tesla USA employee, now circulating on YouTube, has provided substantial new information on the Powerwall 3’s confirmed specs. [Read more…]

Best EV Chargers 2024: According To Australian Installers

What are the best home EV chargers in 2024 in Australia?

I tapped into the collective wisdom of installers in the SolarQuotes network to find out. [Read more…]

The Best Home Batteries In Australia In 2024: According To Installers

What are the best home batteries in Australia in 2024? [Read more…]

Boost Your Tesla Powerwall Capacity with This Genius Upgrade


Tesla Powerwall owners, you’ve seen your 13.5 kWh battery hit full charge by the early arvo, right? Then, watched your excess solar slipping away into the grid, earning peanuts. It feels like you’re chucking money into the air. [Read more…]

The Best Solar Inverters In 2024: According To Aussie Installers

What are the best solar inverters in Australia in 2024?

I surveyed SolarQuotes’ network of over 500 Aussie solar installers to find out. [Read more…]

Everything You Need To Know About Buying Solar In Australia In 2024

Ready to demolish your electricity bills with solar, but feel like you’re stepping into the Wild West?

I’ve just released the 2024 edition of my plain-English video guide to solar. It has all the info you need to confidently buy solar from a great installer.

If you don’t feel like watching – here’s a summary. [Read more…]

The Best Solar Panels In 2024: According To Aussie Installers

It’s that time of the year again when I reveal the results of our annual Installers’ Choice Awards for Best Solar Panels in 2024. [Read more…]

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