The Good Solar Guide - 7 steps to tiny bills for Australian Homeowners

Launched in June 2018 and shooting straight to’s #2 best selling book, The Good Solar Guide fills a gaping void that consumers have been desperately in need of for over a decade, and Solar Analytics’ own Nigel Morris celebrated with Finn at his book launch last week.

Nigel said, “The book is an absolute must read irrespective of whether you are thinking about solar or already have solar. If you read this book, you’ll learn an enormous about about the practicalities and economics of buying solar.”

The Good Solar Guide is loaded with detailed, practical advice on how to choose a good solar system that will generate lots of reliable energy and give you low bills for decades. You can expect to pick up secrets and tips such as:

  • How many panels you really need
  • Whether you should get batteries too
  • Which panel and inverter brands to consider and which you should avoid
  • How to find a great installer and a good deal, and
  • How to make the most of your installed system to minimise your future bills

The Good Solar Guide also offers some very specific suggestions about monitoring your solar and flags the importance of getting this part right:

“Many inverters will let you monitor their solar production remotely these days, and some include consumption monitoring. I’ll let you in on a little secret: most of them suck compared to a good third-party monitoring system. Why? Because they’re made by inverter manufacturers, and the software is a side gig. Using the inverter manufacturer’s monitoring to advise you if you should make a claim on their warranty is putting the fox in charge of the hen house.”

A solar monitor from a third party solar monitoring company, which does nothing but think about how to make their monitoring software better every day, is the best way to keep tabs on your super-duper solar (and perhaps battery) system. A third-party system is the only way to get all the features I described above.”

And many more poignant quotes about the importance of solar monitoring:

The Good Solar Guide solar monitoring quote

To our delight Finn also says, “The only third-party system I recommend at time of writing is an Australian system called Solar Analytics.”

Aw shucks, thanks Finn!

We interviewed Finn to find out more about getting Good Solar - you can listen right here on SoundCloud.

And you can purchase the book right here.


To celebrate the launch of the Good Solar Guide and help solar owners save more, Solar Analytics is giving away 40 copies of his great new book. To go into the running for a copy, all you have to do is tell us how solar monitoring has or will help you save you money by leaving a comment on this blog post, on the Solar Analytics Facebook post or Instagram post. The 40 best entries will be emailed a copy!

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entry is via this blog post, the Solar Analytics Facebook post or Instagram posts.
  2. Competition is open to Australian residents only (not resellers/installers).
  3. This is a game of skill. Entries will be judged on wit/creativity and genuine consideration given to the benefits of solar monitoring.
  4. Each winner will be identified and announced on 16/09/18 on this blog post and via the Solar Analytics Facebook post and Instagram post.
  5. Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
  6. Prizes cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other offer.
  7. Winners will be contacted by social media only.
  8. Entries are unlimited, multiple entries are encouraged.
  9. Competition opens 12.00pm 6/07/18 and closes 11.59pm 15/09/18.

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