Free power monitoring / meter reader for Victorians subsidised by the Victorian Gov. $129 for other states.
Available to suburbs within a 10km radius of Bentleigh and Sunshine.
It is a small bluetooth based device that attaches to the LED of your power meter, Read data from an app on your phone. It collects data by reading the LED pulses of the power meter. Claimed 10 year battery life. They also claim it works well with solar, However it won't show you any export data it just shows 0 data for imports of power when the solar is running your house. I wouldn't say its a great integration with solar but it would help you understand you imports or usage habits based on importing from the grid.
Only works with smart meters not the spinning disc type. Free install in VIC. If you buy one for $129 it can be self installed and does not require an electrician.
It is claimed it can store up to 60 days of data if you are away form the home for extended periods. Alternatively it is possible to pair it with a smartphone or tablet that stays in the house and use the app on another device that will get its data via the "cloud".
I don't own one but while researching noticed Victorians can apply for a free one so though I would share.
Victorian Energy Upgrades
This Victorian Government program helps businesses and households cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It does this by providing access to discounted energy-efficient products and services.