Press releases, media mentions, industry commentary, internal company news and announcements from Energy Matters for 2011.

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Over $4,000 Raised For Movember

December 6, 2011

Team members from Energy Matters turned their technical know-how towards cultivating moustaches during November, all for a good cause. Read more.

Energy Matters A Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2011 Winner

November 17, 2011

Energy Matters has been announced a winner in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2011 awards and also a winner in the program’s Leadership Award category. Read more.

Energy Matters CEO A Clean Energy Council Board Nominee

November 2, 2011

Energy Matters CEO Jeremy Rich has announced he is a nominee for a critical position on the Board of Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC). Read more.

Energy Matters – “Leading Light”

October 27, 2011

A story on Energy Matters has been published by Australian Resource Focus, a publication distributed to 25,400 industry leaders from all areas of the Australian resource sector. Read the web page version : Read the e-magazine version.

Energy Matters Wins REC Partner Award

October 11, 2011

Energy Matters has been announced the winner of a REC Partner Award for its innovative work in communicating the benefits of REC solar panels via its web site at and through the company’s customer care center. Read more.

Energy Matters’ Jeremy Rich on ABC’s Inside Business

September 4, 2011

Energy Matters’ CEO, Jeremy Rich, appeared on the ABC’s Inside Business to discuss the growth of the Australian solar industry and the challenges it now faces in light of subsidies and incentives cuts in some states. Read more/view interview.

Western Australia’s Solar Shutdown Backlash

August 2, 2011

Comments from Energy Matters’ CEO, Jeremy Rich, and other solar industry bodies in regard to the sudden axing of Western Australia’s solar feed in tariff program. Read more.

Energy Matters Wins 2011 Australian Business Awards

July 25, 2011

National solar solutions provider Energy Matters has been recognised among Australia’s most progressive organisations, winning the 2011 Australian Business Award in the categories of E-Business and Recommended Employer. Read more.

Rooftop Solar Power And Australia’s Carbon Price

July 11, 2011

The boost that large scale solar will receive as a result of Australia’s carbon pricing scheme will be welcome, but additional targeted support for small scale and medium solar energy seems to have been overlooked says Jeremy Rich, CEO of Energy Matters. Read more

Energy Matters A Finalist In The 2011 Telstra Business Awards

June 30, 2011

The BlackBerry People’s Choice Award; part of the Telstra Business Awards, is based on the belief that customers, staff, suppliers and colleagues are great judges of service, values, innovation and strength of business. Out of a field of 200 nominated businesses nationwide, Energy Matters was voted as one of the top five finalists in the category for Victoria. Read more.

NSW Solar Safety Audit

June 30, 2011

Energy Matters CEO Jeremy Rich comments on the results of a safety audit of solar power systems in New South Wales and notes that no Energy Matters installed system was found to have major defects. Read more.

Rooftop Solar As Cheap As Large Scale PV

June 22, 2011

Announcements relating to large scale solar power stations may grab the headlines, but when it comes to bang for buck, small and medium scale installations cost around the same or less per watt and can offer other benefits says Energy Matters’ CEO, Jeremy Rich. Read more.

Solar Power And Carbon Abatement

June 16, 2011

The Australian Productivity Commission’s recent report questioning the value and benefit of residential solar power is misinformed says Jeremy Rich, CEO of Energy Matters. Read more.

Energy Matters Takes Its Solar Power Revolution To Perth

June 7, 2011

Backed by a professional installation network of one hundred qualified electricians, national solar power solutions provider Energy Matters’ new Perth branch is already helping many Western Australian households make the switch to solar before generous incentives are reduced. Read more.

Australia’s First Commercial Solar Roof Lease Launch

June 2, 2011

Energy Matters recently launched Australia’s first commercial solar roof lease; further affirming the ACT’s standing as being Australia’s solar power capital. Read more.

NSW Solar Bonus Scheme Update

May 24, 2011

The NSW government has announced provisions would be put in place for solar households in NSW with “genuine hardship cases” resulting from the NSW Government’s changes to the Solar Bonus Scheme. It’s not enough says Energy Matters CEO Jeremy Rich and the legislation will still have a serious impact on affected households and the solar industry. Read more

Energy Matters Welcomes NSW Solar Audits

May 23, 2011

The NSW Government has announced it will conduct safety audits of all solar power systems installed under the state’s Solar Bonus Scheme. Energy Matters’ CEO Jeremy Rich welcomed the move, saying it will help weed out cowboys in the industry. Read more

Energy Matters’ REC Solar partnership goes platinum

May 17, 2011

Norway-based solar panel manufacturer REC recently announced a partnership with Australian solar power solutions provider Energy Matters and its sister company Apollo Energy had stepped up to a new level, with the companies being the first in the Asia Pacific to be accepted into the REC Partner Program at a Platinum level . Read more

Energy Matters Comments On Solar Bonus Scheme Closure

May 13, 2011

Energy Matters’ CEO Jeremy Rich comments on the NSW Government’s closure of NSW’s Solar Bonus Scheme and its intention to significantly reduce the feed in tariff for households who signed up for the scheme under the 60c tariff.  Read more.

Energy Matters To Sponsor Solar Bonus Scheme Rally

May 11, 2011

With the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme still in limbo with no firm resolution in sight, the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) has announced a mass rally to be held next week. Energy Matters will be a primary sponsor of the event. Read more.

Energy Matters At Tasmania’s Agfest 2011

May 3, 2011

Tasmania’s favourite agricultural fair, AgFest, is on this week in Launceston from Thursday 5 May until Saturday 7 May, 2011 and Energy Matters will be exhibiting at the event. Read more.

NSW Solar Bonus Scheme Suspended

May 2, 2011

An announcement by the NSW Government to stop accepting applications for the Solar Bonus Scheme draws criticism from Energy Matters over the continuation of a “boom and bust” approach to renewable energy support in Australia. Read more.

Energy Matters At Clean Energy Week

April 27, 2011

Australia’s two biggest renewable energy conferences, the Clean Energy Conference and ATRAA are being held over one week and under one roof and this year; and the general public are invited to attend. Energy Matters and its sister company, Apollo Energy will be at the event. Read more.

Comment On New Tasmania Business Solar Incentives

April 20, 2011

Max Sylvester praises the Tasmanian Government’s decision to offer additional incentives for businesses in Tasmania to install solar power. Read more

Energy Matters Launches Web-based Coal and Carbon Counter

April 19, 2011

Energy Matters has unveiled a web-based counter that updates the amount of coal burned globally for electricity generation every tenth of a second, along with the carbon emissions created. The company is offering the counter application free to web site owners and bloggers. Read more

Energy Matters CEO Speaks At Solar Seminar in Melbourne

April 7, 2011

Energy Matters’ CEO Jeremy Rich will be a speaker at the Australian Solar Energy Society Solar Seminar in Melbourne tomorrow ; addressing issues and myths surrounding solar power vs. coal fired electricity generation. Read more.

Coal Mining Implicated In Major Australian Road Closure

March 31, 2011

A section of one of Australia’s busiest highways, the Princes Freeway, could be closed for at least three months – and a local coal mining operation has been partly blamed. Energy Matters’ Max Sylvester says the incident is yet another example of the real cost of coal. Read more.

Solar Power – The Internet Of Distributed Electricity Generation

March 30, 2011

The world still has a habit of putting too many of its electricity generation eggs in too few baskets; such as major coal fired power stations and nuclear reactors – sometimes with disastrous results. Read more.

SMA Sunny Boy HF series solar inverters now available

March 23, 2011

Energy Matters has announced the availability of SMA Sunny Boy HF series solar inverters in Australia. With a maximum efficiency of over 96% and numerous technological innovations, the Sunny Boy HF series provides an even faster return on solar power system investment. Read more.

Energy Matters’ Flood Appeal Raises Over $5,000

February 21, 2011

Energy Matters last week donated over $5,000 to the Queensland Premier’s disaster relief appeal; a result of the company’s recent fundraising efforts. Read more.

Solar Panel Rebates – Cost Vs. Value

February 18, 2011

A recent study by an Australian newspaper has criticised the Government’s solar panel rebate scheme, stating it is too expensive a form of carbon dioxide abatement. Energy Matters disagrees and points out some of the many reasons why. Read more.

Shining A Light On Solar Energy Deals

February 7, 2011

Herald Sun interview with Energy Matters’ Nick Brass in regard to some of the tricks and traps of buying a solar power system. Read more.

Solar Power Made A Scapegoat In NSW.. Again

February 2, 2011

In the lead-up to state elections in New South Wales, solar power has again been portrayed as a villain and green programs have again been made victims. Energy Matters commentary. Read more.

Energy Matters Launches Queensland Flood Appeal

January 17, 2011

Energy Matters has kicked off an appeal for victims of Queensland’s flood disaster and is encouraging further contributions through a donation matching initiative. Read more.


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