Darwin and Northern Territory Solar Panels & Power Information

Is solar worth the investment in Darwin? How much can you save by going solar?

If you are considering installing solar panels but have been holding back due to cost, now may be the perfect time for a change. With government solar subsidies and excellent deals on solar panels available right now, there has never been a better opportunity! You can recoup costs within a few short years while saving thousands in electricity bills for many years to come – not even taking into consideration the environmental impact that renewable energy provides. Make the most of your rooftop real estate!

Strict installation standards in the Northern Territory require system components that can withstand NT’s often harsh conditions – and installation quality to match. Through our Darwin-based installation partners, we offer both.

“I really recommend Energy Matters. They helped me find the right company to install my solar system”

– Chris
Can’t afford the switch to solar right now?

You may not be able to afford solar panels out of pocket right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the benefits of solar. Many of our partner solar installers offer interest-free loans where you pay for your system in small monthly instalments starting with no upfront cost at all! Simply request an obligation-free solar quotes and find out what payment plan options are available!

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

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Darwin Residential Solar

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

Northern Territory home solar rebates and incentives

Darwin Commercial Solar

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

Northern Territory commercial solar rebates and incentives

Darwin solar power: making the most of our beautiful sunshine

Think of installing solar panels as an investment rather than an expense – an investment that out-performs many others these days!

Estimated annual electricity savings [1]:

  • 4.05kW solar power system: $1,708 – $1,691
  • 5.01kW solar power system: $2,113 – $2,092

[1] Estimated Darwin and Northern Territory electricity bill savings range noted above based on average TOU Peak 25.6c per kilowatt hour electricity price, 26.9c feed in tariff (FiT) and 50% to 70% consumption of produced electricity for systems without batteries, and 70% to 100% consumption of produced electricity for systems with batteries.

Wondering what it takes to go solar? We’ll take the hassle out of the job

Buying and installing solar panels doesn’t have to be complicated. Energy Matters understands that one of the major blocks to going solar can be the perceived hassles and headaches. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to make your experience as easy and hassle-free as possible. Our trusted network of local solar partners will help you select and install the right system quickly and efficiently so you save thousands in electricity costs while protecting our environment. Act now and receive 3 obligation-free solar quotes from trusted local installers who can discuss your requirements and any questions you may have about making the switch to solar!

Darwin solar batteries – enjoy savings day and night
Solar panels are a great way to access clean, renewable energy but what happens when the sun isn’t shining? The good news is that you can still use your self-generated solar power at night or on cloudy days by adding solar batteries! Adding a battery system can more than double your amount of electricity self-consumption and allows for more independence from the grid. Not only does this drastically reduce your monthly bill, it also ensures future savings when outside forces such as weather or timing make accessing sun-generated energy difficult.

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
The Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution is gaining strength in Australia. Are you EV ready?
The number of Australians who intend to purchase an electric vehicle (EV) is increasing at record rates. This means that more people will need access to charging stations, and solar panel installations with batteries are a great option for this! Charging your car with solar power during the night boosts the business case for both your solar installation and your electric vehicle. A battery also gives you the flexibility to either sell your stored electricity back to the grid or charge your EV overnight (whichever option works better for you depending on feed-in-tariff, lifestyle, etc.).
Darwin and NT solar facts

NT Emissions vs Other States
Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions was 535 million tonnes CO2-e in 2017. With 16 million of that total, NT is well and truly at the lower end of Australia’s polluters.
With renewable energy sitting at approximately 12% of NT’s total electricity sources, NT sits squarely at the bottom of the ranking of Australia’s renewable energy production, following QLD’s second lowest ranking at 16.6%. Compared to SA’s 59.7% and TAS’s 99.2%, NT has a long way to go, but renewable installations, both large-scale and small-scale, are increasing year on year.
You can do your part and go solar today!
Source: https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/resources/resources-hub/clean-energy-australia-report

NT Total Net Emissions
State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 report found that NT produced a total of 16.0 Mt CO2-e. Electricity production and usage accounted for 31% of these emissions.
NT’s total emissions are rising every year due to the expansion of mining and exports. NT’s energy is primarily sourced from gas, diesel, and solar. Renewables account for only 12% (approx.) of energy sourced.
The current Territory Government has a policy of achieving 50% renewables for electricity supply by 2030.
Sources: https://depws.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/904775/northern-territory-climate-change-response-towards-2050.pdf https://www.ecnt.org.au/repowernt_energy

NT Homes with Solar
As of the 2016 Australian Census, there were 241,744 private dwellings. Of those private dwellings, 41,718 homes have a solar PV system installed – that’s 17% of TAS homes!
Only 526 of those homes have a solar battery installed. Are you one of the many Tasmanians 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?
Source: http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/RET/Forms-and-resources/Postcode-data-for-small-scale-installations