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Sunshine – a solid investment

Solar energy is clean energy. It’s also cheaper than grid electricity, but for millions of renters solar has been out of reach, until now. Matter’s online platform is changing the energy game and offering landlords a financial incentive to provide solar power. Our technology meters solar energy use and produces an energy bill for the tenant. Renters’ daytime energy bills are slashed and landlords enjoy a brand new revenue stream plus increased overall value on their property.

EVERYBODY WINS 

With Matter, tenants buy discounted electricity during daylight hours from their landlords. Tenants spend less, landlords make more.

EVERYTHING MADE EASY

We arrange installation of solar panels and Matter technology, meter the solar electricity, bill the tenant and transfer payment the landlord.

A SOLID INVESTMENT

With Matter’s solar service tenants save money while landlords enjoy a new income stream, and increase the value of their property.

Matter's digital platform provides 24/7 insight on your solar income

Real-time Monitoring

Installed in-home and operating all day every day, our smartbox meters solar production and how much energy your tenants consume.

Transparent Data

Log into your Matter dashboard to check solar production and usage on any given day at your property, and forecast future earnings.

Simple Payments

We bill your tenant each calendar month, collect payment from them via direct debit and remit the money straight back to you. It’s that easy.

Real-time Monitoring

Installed in-home and operating all day every day, our smartbox meters solar production and how much energy your tenants consume.

Transparent Data

Log into your Matter dashboard to check solar production and usage on any given day at your property, and forecast future earnings.

Simple Payments

We bill your tenant each calendar month, collect payment from them via direct debit and remit the money straight back to you. It’s that easy.

Roll in Money, & Karma. That's Matter.

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We’ve switched on to Matter

CLAIRE - LANDLORD

“Matter manages it all without me having to do anything extra. This is great for me and my tenants.”

GAUDIN - TENANT

“These guys are amazing. If you rent, get on this, you get cheaper electricity.”

BEAU - PROPERTY MANAGER

“This is a fantastic way for a Property Manager to help create a new income stream for their clients.”

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A handful of frequent
questions and our answers

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How do I know if my property will be suitable for Matter’s solar service?

Working out if solar is viable for you will depend on a few things about your property, its tenants and their lifestyles.

Electricity usage in your property
The tenants’ current consumption and usage patterns will act as a good guide to the size of the solar system you will need. Daytime energy use, like running air conditioners, is best suited to Matter’s solar service. You (or your property manager) should ask the tenant for a copy of a recent electricity bill to make an accurate assessment

The property’s location
Yes, location matters. The sun shines differently in different places, so you will need fewer solar panels for the same energy output in a sunny part of the country compared with a more cloudy location. Simply put, the same systems installed in Brisbane and Melbourne will produce different outputs and earn different returns.

Orientation, design and shading
This affects the design of the system you’re likely to need. Large north facing roofs (in the Southern Hemisphere) with 15-35 degree pitch and no shade are the best for solar. Your solar designer will be able to advise you if you need to do anything special for your system.

Can I retrofit Matter to an existing solar system?

Yes you can, you’ll just need to get the Matter monitoring technology installed and get your tenant signed up to buy solar power from you.
If you’ve already got a tenant in your premises then you or your agent will need to let them know that to ensure the up-keep of the solar system, you are bringing a new solar management system online.
We then suggest you take the following steps:

1 Explain that Matter requires no effort from them other than being party to the agreement.
2 They will still receive cheaper, clean energy, however a small percentage of the benefit they enjoy will now be set aside for system maintenance.

The tenant will also be able to more accurately track and predict their energy usage with the Digital Solar app, helping them modify their energy usage habits and leading to greater savings.

How do I get paid?

If you ask us to send your payments to your property manager we will remit them at the end of each month (less the Matter subscription fee). Payments not cleared by the end of the month will be sent to your property manager in the subsequent month. You can replace your property manager from time to time by emailing us.
If you prefer we will remit your Matter payments to a bank account you nominate via PayPal, direct deposit or other payment methods, as described on our website. The Matter payments will be remitted at the end of each month for each property. Payments not cleared by the end of the month will be remitted in the subsequent month.

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