Melbourne and VIC solar panels information

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

If you have been sitting on the fence when it comes to whether or not to invest in solar panels, we’re here to let you know that solar energy is one of the best investments you can make in 2021.

With a typical system payback of just a few short years, you will enjoy immediate savings on your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint. Make the most of your rooftop real estate!

Contact our Melbourne solar team while government solar subsidies and our amazing deals on solar power systems last!

Wherever you are in Victoria, be it Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat or any other city or town, or in the country, we can help you with the right solar power system.

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

– Chris
$0 upfront interest-free loans

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 quote and find out what payment plan options are available!

What are the 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


Melbourne Residential Solar

Join thousands of VIC homeowners who have made the switch to solar and save thousands on their energy bills. Victoria home solar rebates and incentives

Melbourne Commercial Solar

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

Victoria commercial solar rebates and incentives

Melbourne Solar Panels: An investment with great returns

Think of installing solar panels as an investment rather than an expense – an investment that out-performs many others these days! Buying solar panels in Victoria is smarter than ever with the VICTORIAN SOLAR HOMES INITIATIVE – with a rebate up to $1,400 plus the option of an interest-free loan. Estimated annual electricity savings [1]:
  • 4.05kW solar power system: $963 – $1,149
  • 5.01kW solar power system: $1,191 – $1,421
[1] Estimated Melbourne and Victoria electricity bill savings range estimated above based on 27c per kilowatt hour electricity price and an 9.0c feed in tariff (FiT) with 50% to 70% consumption of produced electricity for systems without batteries, and 70% to 100% consumption of produced electricity for systems with batteries.

Confused about solar power? We make it simple

Buying and installing solar panels doesn’t have to be a headache. Thousands of households in Melbourne and throughout Victoria have joined the rooftop revolution with a home solar power system through Energy Matters’ network of trusted solar installers. Our solar partners will tailor a solution to your needs and assist you every step of the way for a hassle-free, rewarding experience.

Melbourne solar batteries – the future of renewable energy

Victorians can enjoy power savings day and night by adding a battery. Not only will solar panels and a battery add value to your home, they also help minimize your power bills and make you less reliant on the grid. 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!

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

Solar battery rebates are now available in every Victorian postcode

The Victorian Government is helping eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery through the Solar Homes Program. You may be able to receive a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $4,174, until rebates are fully allocated before reducing to $3,500.

Victorians are buying Electric Vehicles (EVs) at record rates! 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 EV overnight (whichever option works better for you depending on feed-in-tariff, lifestyle, etc.).

Over 5000 public EV chargers will be rolled out across the country, meaning you will not only be able to charge your car at home, but also on the road as you go. The EV revolution is here!

Melbourne and VIC solar facts

solar statistics per state

VIC Emissions vs Other States

Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions was 535 million tonnes CO2-e in 2017. With 110.3 million of that total, Victoria came in as Australia’s third most polluting state, behind NSW (24.7%) and QLD (30.3%).

Approximately 80% of Victoria’s electricity is produced using brown coal. Brown coal is a lower yielding energy producer due to its high moisture content. When heated, it produces less energy than many other alternatives, including black coal.

Not only is brown coal contributing to Victoria’s greenhouse emissions, it releases a long list of poisonous heavy metals and toxic chemicals like sulphur dioxide, mercury, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

Sources: Victorian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2019 &

VIC Total Net Emissions

The Victorian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2019, published by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, found that Victoria’s net emissions for the year 2017 was a total of 110.3 million tonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 -e).

The most shocking aspect of the report was the finding that over half of all Victoria’s emissions were from electricity generation.

Installing a 6.6kWh solar system can save as much as 10.6 tonnes of CO2 per year from Victoria’s total emissions. That’s the equivalent of removing 2 cars from the road!

Source: Victorian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2019
chart electricity generation vs other pollutants in victoria

50000 homes with solar vs 50000 homes without solar

VIC Homes with Solar

As of the 2016 Australian Census, there were 2,520,912 private dwellings. Of those private dwellings, 554,548 homes have a solar PV system installed – that’s 1 in 5 Victorian homes!

Only 6,291 of those homes have a solar battery installed. Are you one of the many Victorians 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?


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