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Detailed reviews and information of the best solar panels, inverters and batteries. Plus hybrid and off-grid solar system reviews and information articles on how solar and battery systems work.

About Us

About Us

Our aim

Clean Energy Reviews (CER) came about in order to educate both consumers and those working in the clean energy industry as to what the best and most reliable solar products and energy storage systems are. We do this by analysing and testing solar related products, obtaining feedback from solar professionals working in the industry and reviewing new products to determine which brands offer the highest quality and most reliable products and which manufactures provide the best warranty and services.  This is based on features, value for money, quality and efficiency.

We believe clean energy offers us a great opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Together with help from friends and acquaintances in the clean energy sector, CER aims to pool the knowledge of consumers and experienced technicians to find the best products and services in renewable energy and sustainability. 

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Who are We?

  • Martin Newkirk - Founder and Editor

Martin is a passionate advocate for renewable energy and sustainability, with a keen interest in making renewables the number one energy source in Australia. When not working on CER Martin is managing Newkirk Solar, which provides services to solar installers, including sales, quoting, purchasing, solar PV design and finance assistance.

  • Jason Svarc - Co-Founder, Technical Writer and Solar Specialist

Jason has many roles and interests in the renewables world such as designing, commissioning and manageing solar battery storage/off-grid power systems. Previous experience include 2 years teaching the Clean Energy Council (CEC) off-grid solar system design course at Swinburne University.  Living in an off-grid solar home and having an extensive engineering background plus 8 years experience in renewable energy system design and installation, Jason has gained vast knowledge and technical expertise. 

For assistance or design consulting/contracting services contact Jason at

Mobile: 0431317139



Our Specialists and network of solar professionals

In the fast paced solar industry it is vital to engage with solar professionals, installers, distributors, technicians and service representitives to keep up to date with the latest technology, industry trends, issues and possible reliability or quality problems. In addition to industry interactions we have pooled knowledge from a number of experienced solar installers in order to determine the best quality and most reliable products available on the Australian market.

Here are just some of the specialists that we have consulted.


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This blog does not guarantee accuracy and therefore the blog disclaims accuracy or validity of any information and/or links. Additionally, as stated elsewhere, this blog is a personal perspective and opinion based on experience and/or feedback from installers and industry specialists - everything written herein is personal opinion and not fact-tested for accuracy.



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