Commercial solar solutions provider Energy Matters has been recognised as Australia’s leading company in terms of capacity installed from January to the end of July 2014.
In 2013, Energy Matters was ranked no.1 for rooftop solar power above 100kWp and number 2 for solar power systems ranging from 10kWp to 100kWp.
According to solar consultancy SunWiz‘s recent ‘State of Play in the Australian PV Market’, Energy Matters is number one this year for commercial PV nationally and Top 3 in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.
“Commercial scale installations are really starting to take off in Australia,” said Energy Matters CEO, Jeremy Rich.
“Companies, community groups and government organisations are becoming increasingly aware that when approached correctly, solar isn’t an expense, it’s an investment – and one that will pay dividends for many years.”
Barriers to installing a commercial scale system have been dismantled by Energy Matters, which also offers solar energy solutions under an operating lease or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Requiring zero capital outlay, the arrangements enable companies to save on energy costs from day one.
Mr. Rich says in addition to slashing power bills, organisations investing in solar are positively perceived by the community as demonstrating solid environmental stewardship.
Among the commercial systems Energy Matters has designed and installed is Australia’s largest operating privately owned rooftop solar panel system – the 400kW NEXTDC array in Melbourne. Western Australia’s largest privately owned system, a 290kW project constructed for Bidvest Foodservice, is also part of Energy Matters’ extensive commercial portfolio.
In August this year, a 150kW Energy Matters designed and installed project was unveiled at the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC). The project was a finalist in the Clean Energy Council’s 2014 Solar Design and Installation Awards.
A sample of other commercial projects the company has completed can be viewed here.
Recently acquired by international solar giant SunEdison Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), Energy Matters has its sights set on further increasing its presence in Australia’s commercial market by leveraging SunEdison’s extensive experience and resources.
Energy Matters’ commercial solar team can be contacted on 133 SUN, via firstname.lastname@example.org or the company’s web site.