Canberra and ACT Solar Panel Information

Solar Panels Canberra

Are solar panels worth the investment? How much money can you save?

Some Australians aren’t yet making the decision to install house solar panels because they think it will be too expensive and complicated. However, this isn’t the case at all!

With solar prices at an all-time low, solar panels are proving to be one of the smartest and safest investments you can make in 2021. The upfront cost will be recouped within just a few years while saving thousands of dollars in electricity bills every year moving forward.

In fact, a recent report by the ACCC revealed that solar owners save an incredible 31% on their energy bills compared to grid-connected households!

Make the most of your rooftop real estate! Contact our ACT team while government solar subsidies and amazing deals on solar power systems last. You can also get your FREE solar quotes today.

Get Solar Quotes From 3 Local Installers Near You

Step 1 – Complete our step-by-step quote form and we’ll pair you with local, trusted installers

Step 2 – You will be contacted by up to 3 local installers via phone and/or email for further details and their best quote.

Step 3 – All quotes are free and no-obligation, meaning you are free to choose the best quote that suits your needs and budget.

“Energy Matters were very helpful throughout the process, from quote to installation they exceeded our expectations. Their team was very professional and informative, from start to end they answered all my questions. Happy with the outcome.”


“I recently used the Energy matters solar quote service to help me decide which company to use to install my solar and battery. I was extremely happy with the outcome. I got 3 quotes within 24 hours, all 3 companies were very helpful and answered all my questions, I highly recommend using Energy Matter you won’t be disappointed.”


“Extremely prompt installers, very simple process from quotation to installation. The staff handled the installation procedure with great professionalism, was very knowledgeable, and had no trouble answering any of my technical queries. I hardly ever leave reviews, but I made an exception for this business – thanks for the recommendation Energy Matters.”


Benefits of solar energy

Save on energy bills

Save on energy bills

save the planet

Save the planet

Increase property value

Increase property value

Low maintenance

Low maintenance

Canberra Residential Solar

Join millions of ACT homeowners who have made the switch to solar and save thousands on their energy bills.

Australian Capital Territory home solar rebates and incentives

Canberra Commercial Solar

Commercial solar is one of the safest investments for your business. Save up to 31% on your energy costs.

Australian Capital Territory commercial solar rebates and incentives

Make money by saving money

Take advantage of ACT’s feed in tariff. Solar households in Canberra and the ACT are also rewarded through any surplus electricity generated being purchased by ActewAGL Retail at 6.7c per kilowatt hour.
rate varies between retailers. In regional Queensland, the rate is currently 7.861 cents per kilowatt hour (2020-2021).

Estimated annual electricity savings [1]:

  • 4.05kW solar power system: $853 – $963
  • 5.01kW solar power system: $1,056 – $1,191
[1] Estimated Canberra and A.C.T electricity bill savings estimate above based on 17.5c per kilowatt hour electricity price and 9.0c feed in tariff (FiT) with 50% to 70% consumption of generated electricity without batteries, and 70% to 100% consumption of generated electricity with batteries.

Making solar simple

We understand one of the major blocks to going solar can be the perceived hassles and headaches. Energy Matters is dedicated to making your transition to solar energy as painless and straightforward as possible. Our network of trusted solar installers can tailor a solution to your needs and assist you every step of the way. Wherever you live in Canberra or elsewhere in ACT, you can request up to 3 obligation-free solar quotes from trusted local solar installers in Melbourne who can discuss your requirements and any questions you may have about making the switch to solar!

Canberra solar batteries—the future of renewable energy

Enjoy power savings day and night by adding a battery. Not only will solar panels and a battery add value to your home, energy bills can be reduced by using battery power at peak times when electricity from the grid is more expensive. Touted as the future of electricity, batteries allow solar power generated during the day to be stored for use at night time or on cloudy days when solar panels cannot generate electricity. In fact, adding a battery to a residential solar system can double the amount of self-generated electricity consumption. The battery may also:
  • provide backup power during a grid outage (some systems only i.e. Tesla Powerwall 2)
  • Reduce peak demand on the energy network
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Tesla Powerwall

Stores electricity for solar self-consumption, time of use load shifting, and backup power.

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Tesla powerwall

SENEC Home V3 Hybrid

The new SENEC Home V3 Hybrid comes with an unbeatable 20 year extended warranty.

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Senec Home V3 Hybrid

ACT generous solar battery rebates available now

The ACT Government Household Battery Storage program provides Australian Capital Territory households and businesses a battery rebate of $825 per kilowatt of power capacity, up to 30 kW (up to $24,750).
The Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution is gaining strength in Australia. Are you EV ready?
Did you know that over 50% of Australians intend to purchase an EV in the next 5 years ? Installing a home battery gives you the flexibility to either sell your stored electricity back to the grid or charge your electric vehicle overnight (whichever option works better for you depending on feed-in-tariff, lifestyle, etc.).

Canberra and ACT solar facts

ACT Emissions vs Other States

Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions were 535 million tonnes of CO2-e in 2017. ACT ties with Tasmania as being Australia’s lowest polluting territory/state.

The ACT is unique in that it is the only Australian state or territory to have no grid-scale electricity generators located within its borders. The electricity imported from the NSW grid is 100% sourced from solar and wind farms (2019-2020 reporting period). Due to this, ACT reports on emissions differently. ACT offset the emissions of household electricity usage with the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This resulted in emissions intensity of electricity to the value of zero!


ACT Total Net Emissions

The ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2019-20 report found that the estimate of total greenhouse gas emissions for the ACT was 1,684 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (kt CO2-e).


Rather amazingly, the electricity emissions totalled 0! This was wholly due to renewable energy being the source of all electricity consumed in the ACT, and any emissions from that use offset with RECs.


ACT Homes with Solar

As of the 2016 Australian Census, there were 163,286 private dwellings. Of those private dwellings, 34,576 homes have a solar PV system installed – that’s 1 in 5 ACT homes!

Only 1,479 of those homes have a solar battery installed. Are you one of the many Canberrans that have solar? Are you one of the few that have solar battery storage? If you answered no to either of those questions, why not speak to a local installer today?


 As the cost of electricity continues to rise, more and more people in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are turning to solar energy as a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative. With so many options available, it can be challenging to know where to start.

Choosing the best solar panels, installers, and energy providers in Canberra and the ACT requires careful consideration of several factors, including efficiency, durability, customer service, and price. By doing your research and comparing options, you can make an informed decision that will save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you’re looking for the best solar panels or the best energy provider in the ACT, there are plenty of options available to meet your needs.

Look at some of the best solar panels, installers, and electricity providers in Canberra and the ACT to help you make an informed decision.

Best solar panels Canberra

Best solar panels in Canberra

When choosing the best solar panels for your home or business, several factors come into play, including efficiency, durability, and cost. Some of the most popular solar panel brands in Canberra and the ACT include  SunPower, REC and LONGi

Visit our page best solar panes in Australia to consider

best solar installers canberra

Best solar installers in Canberra

Installing solar panels is a significant investment, so it’s essential to choose an experienced and reputable installer to ensure that the job is done correctly. Some of the best solar installers in Canberra and the ACT include SolarHub, SolarBright, and Solargain. These companies have a proven track record of providing quality installations and excellent customer service.

Solar panels Canberra

Best electricity deals in Canberra

When choosing an electricity provider in Canberra and the ACT, there are several factors to consider, including price, customer service, and green energy options. Some of the best electricity deals in Canberra are offered by providers such as Energy Locals which offer competitive rates and flexible plans.

best energy provider canberra

Best energy provider in Canberra

In addition to electricity, many households in the ACT also rely on gas for heating and cooking. When choosing an energy provider in the ACT, providers such as ActewAGL and Origin Energy offer gas and electricity packages, which can provide significant savings. For those seeking a 100% renewable energy option, providers such as Red Energy offer green energy plans.

Check out our page to learn about electricity retailers and solar Feed In Tariffs in the ACT.

Can’t afford the switch to solar right now?

Don’t have the money for solar right now? Don’t let that stop you from making a great investment. Many of our trusted solar installers now offer $0 upfront interest-free loans where you can pay off your system in small monthly instalments. Simply request an obligation-free solar quote and find out what payment plan options are available!

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