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Commercial Solar Systems

Commercial businesses are looking for ways to reduce their energy bills and go green, but many don’t know where to start.  

Switching to solar can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Our experts will work with you every step of the way to find the best commercial solar system for your business.

 We offer a variety of custom commercial solar solutions that will help you save money on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint. From rooftop solar systems to solar carports, single and dual-axis tracking systems to ground-mounted solar installations, we have a solution for every business.

 Contact our team today to discuss your needs!


Investing in Your Business


When it comes to investing in solar energy systems, you’re spending money in the short term to save in the long run. We understand that this decision means you need to be able to see your future running costs so you can make an informed investment decision.

Tom Warriner and the Spinifex team have consulted many businesses through their research and selection phases.

Our custom commercial solar solutions are the result of diligently working to clearly understand the problem before a recommendation is made. That means researching to get the full picture of what you and your business are trying to achieve with the shift to a new commercial solar power system.



Rooftop Solar Systems

Solar panels have been installed either flush with the roofline or in a tilted design, affixed directly to the roof of a building. 

The solar energy generally feeds in behind the meter and now reduces daytime reliance on grid energy.

Ground Mount Systems

Often in rural or remote settings, there isn’t enough roof space to fit an appropriately sized solar array so a custom structure is driven or concreted into the ground for mounting solar panels. 

A benefit of a ground-mounted solar array is that the angle of the panels can be optimised to maximise solar generation.

Solar Carport Systems

Custom structures are designed to provide car parks with shade while producing solar power. 

Ideal for shopping centres, hotels/motels or any business with high electricity bills and suitable parking spaces to support the structures.



We Collect the Data

We find out everything there is to know about your current energy use, the volume of energy you need, and the challenges posed by your location, surrounding land and buildings.

We Design Your System

We design your off-grid system and build it with components made by a handful of carefully vetted manufacturers. One size never fits all, so every system is created from the ground up.

You Enjoy the Results

Your off grid solar system is installed, tested and maintained by our own team of specialists.

What is commercial solar?

Commercial solar is the use of solar panels to generate electricity for commercial purposes. Commercial Solar systems are typically installed on rooftops, but can also be mounted on the ground or on commercial carports. Commercial solar systems are generally larger than residential ones and may include tracking systems that follow the sun to maximise electricity production. Solar energy can be used to power a wide variety of commercial applications, including office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, and manufacturing plants. In addition to reducing dependence on fossil fuels, commercial solar systems can provide businesses with a hedge against rising energy costs and improve their bottom line.

How much do commercial solar panels cost?

Solar panels for commercial buildings can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 for small systems, and there isn’t a cap on how large a solar system can be designed. The cost of a commercial solar installation will depend on a number of factors including design and installation complexity, choice of equipment, and type of racking structure required. In some cases,  commercial solar systems can be leased or paid for under a power purchase agreement PPA, (link to financing solar system blog) which can lower the upfront costs. Ultimately, the commercial solar cost will be different for every business, but many options are available to help offset the initial investment.

How long do commercial solar panels last?

Commercial solar panels are designed to withstand the rigors of commercial use and last for many years. The average commercial solar panel has a lifespan of 25 years, though some panels may last longer. Commercial solar panels degrade at a rate of 0.5-1% per year, which means that they will continue to produce electricity at a high level for decades. Of course, proper maintenance is essential to maximise the lifespan of commercial solar panels. Regular cleaning and inspection can help to prevent degradation and keep commercial solar panels functioning at their best for many years.

How long does it take to install commercial solar panels?

The commercial solar installation process typically takes between 3-6 days from start to finish but there the pre-planning and grid connection process can take upwards of 3 months. The first step is to conduct a site assessment to determine the feasibility of a solar installation at the commercial location. This assessment will consider factors such as the amount of sunlight the site receives, the size and orientation of the roof, and any shading from nearby trees or buildings. Once the site assessment is complete, the next step is to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from the local municipality. After that, the solar panels can be ordered and shipped to the commercial location. Once they arrive, the panels will need to be installed on the roof. The final step is to connect the commercial solar panels to the electrical grid. This process usually takes 2-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the installation.

How much does Commercial solar panel maintenance cost?

Commercial solar panels are designed to withstand the elements and require maintenance every 6 to 12 months. However, most companies charge a monthly or yearly fee for ongoing maintenance, with discounts often available for multi-year contracts. Regular maintenance can help to prolong the lifespan of your panels and prevent costly repairs. Some common maintenance tasks include cleaning the panels and checking the wiring for any damage. Additionally, it is important to check the energy output of your panels on a regular basis to ensure that they are performing at their peak efficiency. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that your commercial solar panels will provide years of trouble-free operation.