Energy Matters (acquired by SunEdison in 2014) is one of Australia’s largest companies solely dedicated to solar energy; with warehouses around the country and a staff of over 75.
The award winning business was founded in 2005 and has since installed more than 20,000 solar panel systems on homes, schools and commercial buildings, including Australia’s largest privately funded solar photovoltaic project – a 400kW rooftop array in Melbourne.
Jeremy Rich – Energy Matters Co-Founder
& SunEdison Australia Managing Director
Meet more of our team
Energy Matters is committed to helping Australians reduce their electricity bills with quality solar systems at affordable prices. Its nationwide team of passionate and knowledgeable solar advocates, expert installers and reputable brands are the foundation of its success.
Energy Matters sources only products that have been tested in Australia’s harsh conditions. With expertise in both grid connect and off grid power, Energy Matters is able to provide flexible clean energy solutions to fit almost all needs.
Energy Matters is proud of its commitment to ongoing innovation and product development. Its SunLock solar mounting system, designed and manufactured locally, has been used to mount over 75MW of solar panels to roofs across the nation.
Energy Matters’ wholesale distribution arm of SunEdison Australia is a trusted supplier of renewable energy components throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific.
Energy Matters also proudly belongs to the following key relevant associations:
- Alternative Technology Association of Australia
- Clean Energy Council of Australia
- Australian Solar Council
- Australian PV Institute
- Sustainable Energy Association of Australia
- Sustainable Energy Industry Association
Our mission is to be the best solar supply and installation company in Australia for residential and commercial solar energy systems; continually striving to maintain excellence in components, installation and superior customer service.
Learn more about why Energy Matters is the company to trust with your solar installation.
How we began
Three friends sat around a kitchen table in suburban Melbourne in 2005. One was working in solar energy, another was working in information technology and the other was in the banking/finance sector. They were all dissatisfied with their current positions and hopeful their combined strengths would lead them to something better.
From these fervent kitchen table discussions, Energy Matters was born – and functioned for its first three months as an online distribution company of solar power systems from the recesses of a garage.
Where we are now
With warehouses around Australia, within just a few years, we’ve grown into a staff of over 75, responsible for an installation network for domestic solar power systems, as well as stand-alone equipment for those living in remote areas of Australia.
Our site has been noted as one of the top ten in the world for purchasing solar and renewable energy online and Energy Matters has been the recipient of number of awards.
Learn more about our solar vision and philosophy
The SunEdison acquisition
In September 2014, SunEdison Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), acquired the Energy Matters group of companies; including SunLock and Apollo Energy.
SunEdison is a global leader in transforming how energy is generated, distributed and owned. SunEdison manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs and operates distributed solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity and services to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers.
With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia,the company focuses on innovation throughout its business.
SunEdison brings substantial resources to Energy Matters as well as a pipeline of innovative technologies and products to be launched in Australia and New Zealand soon. As an indication of the exciting things to come, Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation announced in July 2014 it will provide finance of up to $70 million to SunEdison to establish innovative new financing programs for the installation of commercial and residential solar panel systems in Australia.
Energy Matters’ quality service and equipment will only be further enhanced as result of the acquisition by SunEdison. Our mission will remain focused on providing the best residential and commercial solar solutions in Australia & New Zealand.
Meet the team
We’re very proud of the people who power our company and they are genuinely passionate about green living and renewable energy too! Learn more about Energy Matter’s executive staff and our team.
Walking the solar talk
Our national headquarters has a rather unique solar rooftop – learn more about it here.
Solar PV Retailer Code Of Conduct signatory
Energy Matters was one of the founding signatories of the Clean Energy Council Solar PV Retailer Code of Conduct.
Customer service charter
Energy Matters is committed to powering a brighter future by empowering all Australians to join our energy revolution. Learn more about our Customer Service Charter and understand the individual actions that power the Energy Matters business.
Consulting and accredited installation
Energy Matters has a diverse network of accredited installers throughout urban and rural Australia and New Zealand, specialising in the design and installation of renewable energy systems for residential and commercial applications.
Our installers are trained to deliver to the most stringent Australian and International Standards and have a wealth of experience in grid connected and stand alone wind and solar power systems. With Energy Matters as your supplier and installer, you can have your solar power or wind energy system up and running flawlessly in no time.
Keeping it simple.. and economical
As with any new technology, solar energy systems may have been treated with some suspicion a decade or so ago but the technology is now at an advanced stage where you have the solar panels installed on your roof and they plug into your meter box – and it works for a very long time with next to no maintenance.
We don’t go into long-winded technology explanations with everyone, except for the people who love solar power for its technology. In order to compete with mainstream electricity and other issues, our system has to operate and work just as well as the previous system the customer has been using. And that’s where we are today – we’re just as good.
Offering the world’s leading brands in renewable energy
Energy Matters is an authorised supplier of a range of quality brands such as:
- Yingli solar panels
- Trina Solar modules
- REC solar panels
- DAQO solar modules
- BenQ solar panels
- Solar Frontier solar modules
- ABB/Power-One, Sungrow, SMA, SolarEdge and Fronius grid connect inverters
- Latronics and Victron off-grid inverters
- Plasmatronic and Morningstar regulators
- BAE, Sonnenschein, Haze and Raylite batteries
- SunLock mounting systems
- Plus much much more…
Whether you’re buying over the Internet through our secure online shopping or via our physical store, you can rest assured we only stock the very best products at the best prices – and expert advice is only a click or a call away! It doesn’t matter where you are located in Australia and New Zealand or how large the order; we’ll get it to you rapidly with our very economical and reliable shipping system.
Excellent products, pricing and support
While we take great pride in providing the world’s leading green power brands at deeply discounted prices; something equally important to us is supporting the customers and community who support our business. Whether you’re a current client or just considering a switch to renewable energy solutions, our expert team is here to answer your questions.
We understand that purchasing a renewable energy system can be a confusing process and a substantial outlay – you can trust we will provide you with exactly what you need – nothing more or less, at some of the best prices around.
The team at Energy Matters are also thoroughly familiar with current government rebates and incentives schemes – we can literally save you thousands of dollars on a solar or wind power purchase!
See our renewable energy projects
What our clients have to say
A company is judged not so much by what they have to say about their own operations, but what their clients do – read what some of our customer reviews and testimonials.
In the community
Energy Matters believes in giving back to the community that supports us. We constantly lobby on behalf of the industry to ensure that all Australians can gain accessible to clean, green energy and we are very active in providing education on renewable energy in schools and colleges throughout the country.
Industry and company news
If you’re interested in the latest happenings at Energy Matters, view our company news and press release page. For general renewable energy industry developments, try our renewable energy news section which is updated Monday to Friday with select stories on solar power and wind energy developments.
Do you have a question about our company, government rebates or any of our products? Are you a member of the press looking for information on the renewable energy sector in Australia? Email or call us – we’d love to hear from you and we look forward to welcoming you as one of our many valued clients!