Special solar power package offer for Green Living Tips readers!

Working for a renewable energy company sure has its perks. I get the opportunity to learn about all sorts of groovy clean energy solutions and every day I write on topics relating solar power as part of my job. Tough work, but somebody’s got to do it!

Speaking of perks, the company I work for, Energy Matters (also a sponsor of Green Living Tips), would like to extend a very special offer to eligible Australian visitors to this site. 

Green Living Tips readers can get a further $100 off an already heavily discounted solar power combo package; consisting of a top quality evacuated tube solar hot water service with more than enough storage capacity for a family and a 1.5kW home solar power grid-connected system. 

The package also includes professional installation!

Here’s a great opportunity for you to make the switch to green power, save on your electricity bill, slash your household carbon emissions, add to the value of your home and through feed in tariff programs, perhaps even make some cash from your solar power system!


Green Living Tips solar cashback deal

Note: given Australia’s new (and at times, confusing) Solar Credits and solar hot water rebates system, the final price will be dependent upon your rebate eligibility and where you live. The team at Energy Matters are always up to date with the latest rebate information to ensure you can access the highest financial incentives possible. This offer is available in VIC, SA, TAS and NSW Metro areas and conditions apply. 

If you’re not in one of these areas, or are wanting a smaller/larger/different system configuration, check out Energy Matters’ other great solar specials; email an enquiry or give their friendly team a call on 1300 727 151 for free and definitely no-obligation advice on a system tailored to your needs. Be sure let them know that Michael from Green Living Tips sent you! 

How to claim the discount:

To claim the additional $100 cash back (or to use it as a point of sale discount), be sure to mention you heard about this offer on Green Living Tips. Don’t miss this special package deal – call Energy Matters’ friendly team on 1300 727 151 or contact them via email today for more details!

Here’s some further information about the package deal – you’ll notice no no-name products; it’s all top quality gear; built to last in Australia’s often harsh conditions!

Apricus 315 litre evacuated tube solar hot water system

With ample storage for a family, the Apricus evacuated tube solar collector based system is a highly efficient unit; in most cases far more efficient that flat plate collectors – plus it has the advantage of the storage tank being at ground level, meaning far less weight on your roof.

While evacuated tube solar hot water systems still work very well during winter, an electric booster is also included as part of the Apricus package in case of particularly unfavourable weather conditions. The booster system is automatic, but can also be engaged manually.


evacuated tube solar hot water system


The storage tank is from AquaMAX and made in Australia for Australian conditions. AquaMAX have been associated with design and manufacture of water heating in the Australian hot water market for over sixty years.

1.5kW home solar power system

Energy Matters’ substantial buying power allows the company to offer very best in solar power components at very low prices. You’ll find no unproven solar panels or inverters in any of the home solar power systems the company installs – even all the wiring, fixtures and fittings are of the best quality.

Well known component brand names include:

  • Solarfun
  • Suntech
  • Sharp
  • Sanyo
  • SMA
  • Fronius
  • Latronics

home solar power

This very special package deal includes:

Solar hot water system: 

  • 30 tube Apricus solar hot water collector system and fittings
  • 315 litre quality AquaMax vitreous enamel lined tank
  • Standard frame for flush mounting evacuated tube rack
  • Circulating pump
  • Solar controller
  • Miscellaneous hardware fixtures
  • Professional, BCSE accredited installation
  • 5 years warranty on tank, pump and controller
  • 15 years warranty on manifold and frame
  • 10 years warranty on evacuated tubes and heat pipes

Solar power system 

  • 1.5kW quality solar panels
  • Leading brand grid connect inverter
  • Full manufacturer warranties on all components
  • Mounting frames to suit colorbond/zincalume roof
  • All safety labels required by Australian Standards
  • Professional and BCSE accredited installation
  • Cabling, conduit, DC & AC circuit breakers and enclosures
  • Certificate of Electrical Safety

System variations and upgrade options also available – contact Energy Matters on 1300 727 151 or via email Remember: to claim the $100 cash back (or to use it as a point of sale discount), be sure to mention you heard about this offer on Green Living Tips!

By the way, even if you’re not ready to invest in a solar power system, but are just doing some initial research or have a general interest in renewable energy; the Energy Matters site is packed with useful information: