Residential Solar Quote Quiz

Complete this quiz to receive up to 3 FREE residential solar quotes in Australia, including solar batteries and other renewable options.  This quiz will take approximately 1 to 2 minutes to complete. Please read the questions carefully as they will help us pair you with a local installer.

This solar quotes quiz is specifically for residential properties. If you would like quotes for your business or commercial property, please go to our Business & Commercial Solar Quotes Quiz.

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Please provide us with some information that we will use to connect you with local installers who will be able to provide you with FREE customised quotes.

All of the information you provide will be collected, stored, and used in accordance with our privacy policy.

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A mobile number is required to authenticate the quote request. If you do not have a mobile number (landline only), please call us on 1800 362 883

The following questions will help us better understand the property where you would like the technology installed.

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In your own words, what does the best outcome of this enquiry look like to you? Anything else you want us to know before we arrange some quotes for you?

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By submitting your contact details provided on this form you are giving consent for one of our Solar Partners to contact you by Phone, Email, or SMS for a period of 90 days to discuss the solar-related products you have enquired about today. Your consent can be revoked at any time by either verbal or written confirmation.

Why choose Energy Matters for your residential solar quotes in Australia?

You’ve no doubt seen your fair share of ads for ‘Free solar quotes‘ over the years. You may have received calls or even had a knock on the door, from people or businesses all providing free quotes for solar.

So how do you filter out the good from the bad?

Energy Matters have been in the solar and renewable energy industry for over 18 years! We have provided customers with many years of solar installations as a retailer and many years of connecting our customers with trusted local solar installers. Our customer service team will work with you to ensure that you are connected with installers that will provide you with competitive quotes.

You can also rest easy knowing that the solar quotes will be 100% FREE with no-obligation to go ahead.


What to expect once you complete the solar quotes quiz

Once you have successfully completed the residential solar quotes quiz, you an expect the following:


The information you provided in the quiz will be sent to up to 3 installers in your area.


You will be contacted by the solar installer/s via phone and/or email. Using the information you provided, plus any additional information they may require, you will be provided with a quote for the system you require.


You will be free to accept or reject any quote provided by the installer/s. Should you wish to go ahead with the installation, the installer will provide you all the information and steps required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost associated with this service?

Energy Matters is proud to provide our Solar Quotes service absolutely FREE to all of our customers! Not only is this service free, but there is no obligation to purchase after you have received your quotes.

Does Energy Matters provide the quotes?

Energy Matters does not provide any quotes to our customers. We link you to local installers in your area who will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

Do you provide quotes for businesses/commercial properties?

Our network of trusted installers includes many installers that provide commercial systems. 

Our Business/Commercial Solar Quotes Quiz covers commercial customers as well as various other renewable energy needs. 

Why do you need my contact details?

Energy Matters has an Australia-wide network of trusted local installers that we pair our customers with. These installers require detailed information about your energy consumption to provide you a tailored quote that is specific to your needs. As such, your contact details are required for the local installer/s that you are paired with. 

Do I need more than 1 quote?

We highly recommend getting multiple solar quotes when looking to install a new system, or even when adding to an existing system. 

Comparing quotes not only allows you to choose the best system that suits your needs and budget, but it also provides you the opportunity to scrutinise the quotes you get as you compare them to each other.

We encourage all of our customers to do their due diligence when selecting an installer – especially if you choose an installer outside of our trusted network. Ensure that they are CEC approved and reputable. 

I want a specific brand, how do I get a quote for a brand such as Tesla?

Energy Matters has partnered with a number of solar brands, including Tesla! If you would like to get a quote using components of a specific brand (such as the Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery), please head to the bottom of this page where you will find our partnered brands and the links to their specific solar quotes quizzes.

Why have I only been contacted by 1 installer, not 3?

We endeavour to provide each of our customers with 3 quotes, but this is not always possible.

When you complete the Solar Quotes quiz, you are asked a number of questions that are used to match your location and needs with installers in our network. Sometimes, we do not have enough installers in your area (this is most often seen with our regional customers) or the renewable energy system you require is not offered by the local installers in your area.

We do our best to provide quotes to all of our customers, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you are not satisfied with the amount of quotes you receive and we’ll do our very best to locate an installer for you*.

*On rare occasions, we are unable to pair our customers with a local installer (due to remote locations). We are expanding our network of installers regularly.

I'm not happy with the quotes, can I get more?

We aim to ensure that our customers are happy, so in the unlikely event that you are not happy with the quotes you have been provided, please contact us and we will do our best to pair you with other solar installers in your local area. Please note that this is not always possible.

What happens with the information I submit in the quiz?

All information is collected, shared, and stored in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. You can read our terms and conditions here. You will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the Solar Quotes quiz. If at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing list, you can unsubscribe via the link in any of our emails.

What is the environmental impact of solar power?

Solar power significantly reduces your carbon footprint, making it a green alternative to traditional energy sources.

How much does a solar system cost?

Costs vary depending on several factors, including location, type of system, and chosen solar company. However, interest-free payment plans and government rebates can make solar power more accessible.

Will my solar panels work in cold weather?

Yes, solar panels work in cold weather in Australia. They are more efficient in cold weather than in hot. They generate electricity from sunlight, not heat, so your solar panels will work even in cold weather as long as there is sunlight.

However, there are a few things to remember if you live in a cold climate and have solar panels. First, the amount of sunlight reaching your panels will be reduced in winter so that you may generate less electricity than in summer. Second, if there is snow on your panels, it can block the sunlight and reduce your output. However, snow melts quickly in Australia, which is usually a minor problem.

What are portable solar panels?

While most people think of solar panels as something that gets installed on the roof of a home, there are also portable solar panels available. These smaller panels can be moved and set up quickly, making them great for camping trips or other situations where you need electricity on the go.

Is it still worth putting solar panels on your house?

Generally speaking, it is worth installing solar panels on your house. Solar panels can save money by reducing electricity bills and providing a return through feed-in tariffs. They also offer a way to reduce your carbon footprint and increase your property’s value. The exact benefits will depend on your local climate, electricity rates, and the cost of the solar system.

What size solar system do I need and how many kW?

The size of the solar system you need will depend on your electricity consumption, your goals for solar (e.g., do you want to offset a portion of your usage or aim for full self-sufficiency?), and how much sunlight your location receives. An average Australian household uses around 15-20 kWh per day, so a system size of around 3-6.6 kW is usually sufficient for many households. However, request a FREE quote from one of our trusted local installers to get a precise answer. The installer will assess your current and future energy needs.

Solar Panels For Home: An Australian Guide

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and energy costs continue rising, homeowners increasingly turn to renewable energy sources like solar power. Solar energy is clean and sustainable and can significantly reduce electricity bills while reducing one’s carbon footprint.

Solar energy is clean and sustainable and can significantly reduce electricity bills while reducing one’s carbon footprint. For those new to the concept of home solar power systems, this comprehensive guide aims to provide a detailed overview of the benefits, components, installation process, and maintenance of residential solar systems.

Understanding solar energy

Solar can be a tricky thing to understand – let’s discuss how it works and how it can save you thousands!

How solar power works in Australia

Solar energy is derived from the sun’s radiation and harnessed through photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. These cells are typically made from silicon and are designed to generate direct current (DC) electricity when exposed to sunlight. The electricity produced can be used immediately or stored in batteries for later use.

How Home Solar Works

Most residential solar power systems in Australia are grid-connected PV systems without a solar battery. These systems let you maintain your connection to the grid, supplementing your power needs at night and during cloudy periods. Your solar system will automatically prioritise solar energy, resorting to the grid only when necessary. Excess power produced can be sold back to the grid, giving you more electricity for your dollar. Check out our page to learn how a grid-connected solar power system works.

Solar energy and electric vehicles

A residential solar panel system can complement individuals considering an electric vehicle (EV). Charging an EV with solar power reduces charging expenses significantly and provides a more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation solution.

Components of a home solar power system

1. Solar panels

The core component of any solar power system is the solar panels, also known as PV modules. These panels consist of multiple PV cells connected to generate electricity from sunlight.

Maintenance and longevity of solar panels

Solar panels generally require minimal maintenance because they have no moving parts. Occasional cleaning to remove any dust or debris is typically sufficient. Moreover, solar panels are incredibly durable and can withstand various weather conditions, from high winds to hail. Therefore, your solar panels can last for decades, with all panels available for sale in Australia having a mnimum performance warranty of 25 years.

Solar panel disposal and recycling

As the lifespan of a solar panel—which is typically around 25-30 years—comes to an end, it’s essential to consider what happens to these panels once they’re no longer usable. Some solar panel manufacturers have recycling programs to handle end-of-life solar panels. They can recover valuable materials like glass, silver, and silicon for use in new products, thereby reducing waste.

LONGi Solar Panels
LONGi Solar Panels
GoodWe Inverter
GoodWe Inverter

2. Inverter

The DC electricity produced by solar panels needs to be converted into usable alternating current (AC) electricity for household appliances. The inverter is responsible for this conversion. The maximum power point (MPP) is the point at which a solar panel produces the most power. Inverters with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology can automatically adjust the output voltage to match the MPP of the solar panel, which helps to maximise the amount of power that is generated.

3. Storing solar energy with solar batteries

Battery storage is an optional component allowing homeowners to store excess electricity for use during periods of low sunlight, night, cloudy days, or power outages. However, batteries can enhance energy independence. This can reduce your reliance on grid electricity and lower your electricity bills. The capacity of your solar battery should align with your energy needs and the size of your solar panel system.

sonnen battery storage

4. Racking and mounting

Solar panels are installed on a racking and mounting system, typically fixed on the roof or ground. These structures ensure the panels are securely positioned and angled optimally for maximum sunlight exposure.

5. Energy monitoring and smart home systems

Many solar systems have energy monitoring systems that enable homeowners to track their energy production and consumption in real time. This can provide insights into your energy habits and help you optimise your energy use. Furthermore, solar systems can be integrated with smart home technology, allowing you to control and automate your home energy use for maximum efficiency.

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The solar brands we trust

Energy Matters prides itself on working with the best! We have partnered with world-renowned solar manufacturers to bring you top quality recommendations.

Solar panels

Look no further than the top-rated solar panels we trust in Australia. The solar panels we trust are from top-tier brands like LONGi, REC and SUNPOWER. These brands have a proven track record of quality, reliability, efficiency and long warranties back their panels.

Inverters and batteries

We only trust the best solar inverters and batteries on the market, and we’re confident you’ll be happy with your choice. Our top picks for Australia include GoodWe, enphase, Fronius, Fimer, Tesla, sonnen and Sungrow. These inverters are known for their reliability, efficiency, and long lifespan. They’re also backed by some of the best warranties in the industry. And Energy Matters only recommends inverters recognised by the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

Benefits of obtaining residential solar quotes for your home in Australia

Saving money on your electricity bills

One of the primary reasons homeowners opt for solar power is its potential to reduce electricity bills significantly. By generating their electricity, homeowners can offset the need for grid power and potentially sell excess energy back to the grid.

  • Offsetting your energy consumption: A solar system reduces the amount of electricity you buy from your retailer, reducing your bill. Adding a battery storage system can boost your energy offset percentage to nearly 100%.
  • Net Metering: Net metering is a billing arrangement that allows homeowners with solar panels to get credit for the excess electricity they generate and send back to the grid. This can result in substantial energy bill savings and makes the grid more efficient overall.
  • Feed-in tariffs for excess energy: If your solar system generates more power than you need, the surplus can be sold back to the grid at a ‘feed-in tariff’ rate, contributing to bill savings.

Environmental impact

Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source, producing no harmful emissions or greenhouse gases. By installing solar panels, homeowners can actively contribute to reducing their carbon footprint and combat climate change.

Energy independence

Solar power grants homeowners a degree of energy independence. This becomes especially valuable during power outages or emergencies when the solar system can continue generating electricity, provided it is paired with battery storage.

Navigating government rebates and incentives with residential solar quotes

The Australian government offers generous rebates and incentives for homeowners and businesses to encourage the adoption of solar power systems. These incentives can significantly lower the upfront costs of installation.

The role of Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

Australia’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) provides Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) for eligible solar installations. STCs can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of installing a solar system, effectively serving as a government rebate to encourage more households to adopt solar power.

Increased property value

Installing solar panels not only saves on energy bills but can also increase the value of your property. As more people become conscious of their environmental impact and energy costs, homes with solar panel systems are becoming increasingly attractive to potential buyers. And studies have shown that homes with solar panels can sell for more than homes without solar panels.

Reduced reliance on the grid

Solar panels can help reduce your reliance on the grid, making you less vulnerable to power outages.

Evaluating your home's solar potential

Before installing a solar power system, it’s crucial to assess your home’s solar potential:

  • Location: Homes in sunnier regions generally have higher solar potential. However, even homes in less sunny areas can still benefit from solar power.
  • Roof orientation: South-facing roofs in the northern hemisphere and north-facing roofs in the southern hemisphere are optimal for solar panel installations.
  • Roof angle: The ideal roof angle for solar panels is typically equal to the home’s latitude, though slight adjustments can optimise energy production.
  • Impact of shade on solar panels: Assess potential shading issues caused by nearby trees, buildings, or other obstructions that might reduce solar panel efficiency. Shade can significantly impact the performance of solar panels. Even a small amount of shade on one panel can reduce the output of your entire system. Therefore, it’s crucial to carefully consider the location and orientation of solar panels.

Learn more:
Solar Panel Rooftop Placement Mapping That Can Help Solar Installations and Which Direction Should Solar Panels Face In Australia? 

What is solar panel efficiency?

Solar panel efficiency refers to how well a solar panel converts sunlight into electricity. Higher efficiency means generating more electricity from the same amount of sunlight. Therefore, it’s worth considering the efficiency of different solar panels when choosing the best ones.

Home solar system sizing

Determining the right-sized solar system for your home is crucial to maximising energy production and cost savings. Several factors influence the system size:

  • Household energy consumption: Analyze your historical electricity bills to understand your energy usage patterns.
  • Available roof space: The number of solar panels you can install depends on the available roof area and its orientation.
  • Financial budget: Consider your budget and how much you are willing to invest in the solar power system.
  • Energy goals: Determine if you aim to offset a percentage of your electricity usage or achieve complete energy independence.

How many solar panels are needed to power a house?

Determining the right number of solar panels for your home depends on various factors, such as your electricity consumption, the amount of sunlight your location receives, and the energy rating of the solar panels you select.

  • A typical Australian house uses around 15-20kWh of electricity per day.
  • A 6.6kW solar system, which consists of around 24 solar panels, can generate enough electricity to cover the daily needs of a typical Australian house.
  • The amount of sunlight your roof receives, and the efficiency of your solar panels also affect the number of solar panels you need.
  • You can get a quote from a solar installer to determine the right size solar system for your home. If you are considering installing solar panels in your home, getting up to 3 FREE quotes through Energy Matters is a good idea. Our trusted and qualified local solar installers will be able to assess your needs and recommend the right size and suitable solar PV system for your home.

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The role of solar installers

Solar installers plays a crucial role in the solar journey. They are responsible for assessing your property, recommending the right solar PV system, installing the panels, and setting up the connection to your home’s electrical system and the grid.

In Australia, it’s essential to choose an installer accredited by the Clean Energy Council to ensure they adhere to industry standards and best practices.

The solar installation process

Once you’ve evaluated your home’s solar potential and determined the system size, the solar installation process involves the following steps:

  • Site assessment: A solar installer will visit your home to assess its solar potential, roof condition, and electrical infrastructure.
  • Design and quotation: Based on the site assessment, the installer will design the solar system and provide you with a detailed quotation.
  • Permits and approvals: Before installation can begin, permits and approvals from local authorities and utility companies may be necessary.
  • Installation: The next step is installation once you’ve determined how many solar panels you need. This is a job for professional solar installers. They assess your property, decide the optimal placement for the panels (usually in a north-facing direction in Australia), and ensure that the panels are securely attached to your roof.
    After installing the solar panels, the system must be connected to your home’s electrical system and the grid. This involves complex electrical work that a qualified solar installer should do.
  • Grid connection: After installation, the system is connected to the electrical grid, allowing you to export excess energy and import it from the grid when needed.

Understanding electricity bills after solar installation

Once your solar system is up and running, you’ll likely see a significant decrease in electricity bills. The amount you save will depend on how much solar electricity your system produces and how much you consume.

If your system produces more energy than you use, the excess energy is sent back to the grid, and you might receive a credit on your bill. This is known as a feed-in tariff.

Learn more: Solar Feed-in Tariff Comparison: Best Tariffs by State and Territory

Solar system maintenance and monitoring

Proper maintenance ensures the longevity and optimal performance of your solar power system:

  • Regular cleaning: Periodically clean the solar panels to remove dirt, dust, and debris that may reduce efficiency.
  • Professional inspections: Schedule regular inspections by a certified technician to promptly identify and address any issues.
  • Monitoring system: Utilize the monitoring system to track your solar system’s performance and detect any anomalies.
  • Battery maintenance (if applicable): If your system includes battery storage, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines for optimal performance.

Solar financing and other options for solar systems

Solar loans and Power Purchase Agreements

Solar loans or known as green loans and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are two financing options for businesses and homeowners in Australia to install solar panels. Solar loans give the customer ownership of the solar panels, while PPAs lock the customer into a fixed price for the electricity generated by the panels. The best option for a business or homeowner depends on their circumstances.

Here are some key points to consider when choosing between a solar loan and a PPA:

  • Upfront costs: Solar loans have higher upfront costs, while PPAs have lower upfront costs.
  • Long-term savings: Solar loans can lead to long-term savings on electricity bills, while PPAs may not be as favourable as the market price in the future.
  • Maintenance and repair: The customer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the solar panels with a solar loan, while the solar developer is responsible for maintenance and repair with a PPA.

Are you considering getting solar panels but are currently short on funds? You can still invest wisely, and Energy Matters can help you. 

Powow and Energy Matters have teamed up to provide consumers with an alternative to switching to solar power and battery storage. 

The biggest obstacle to installing solar and battery storage is typically finance. With Powow’s PPA and VPP, our customers will have a $0 upfront option and financial stability in the uncertain energy market.

Get up to 3 obligation-free quotes by getting in touch with us right away. Find out what payment plan options suit your needs and budget!