Every time we go to Warringah Mall, call in at Hardware & General or have a coffee in Brookvale, we are amazed by how few businesses have solar.  The financial incentives and rewards are large including no capital expenditure and free electricity. For us it feels glaringly obvious that businesses which use electricity all day would benefit the most from solar power.

Then we remember that as a relatively small business ourselves we struggle to find time to work on the business, because we’re too busy working in the business.  The difference is we are in renewable energy and know first-hand how much money solar saves.  Our business premises and homes run on solar power.

We have been looking for ways to make it easy for you and use as little of your time as possible, whether you choose Solarpro as your installer or not.  We have come up with some example ‘solar for business packages’ based on the installations we have done in the area.  Then we became aware of what ‘The Solar Alliance’ is hoping to achieve in Brookvale.

This is a group of volunteers from Clean Energy Eternity and one of our solar partners – Zero Emissions Sydney North. They are hoping to turn Brookvale into a Powerhouse, Renewable Energy Zone by providing independent advice and assistance to any interested Brookvale business.  From February next year, if you want solar power it requires no money and no time – a no brainer?!

Solarpro installs solar in Brookvale
33kW solar power system at Newport Marina - Solarpro
Solarpro installs on iconic Roseville Cinema


Whether you choose a No Deposit Finance option or initially pay from the business, the cost is currently a 100% immediate asset write off for tax purposes courtesy of the Federal Government.

The Government also offers financial incentives to purchase commercial solar systems.  One is the STC scheme which means for every kW of solar power installed, Federal Government support in the range of $400 to $450 (September 2021) will be available.

The No Deposit Finance options that are available, mean you don’t have to use your own capital.  These are very popular. You can potentially achieve a positive cash flow on the solar power system from day one.

Even if there were no tax write offs or other financial incentives, solar power would still be a lucrative investment for a business.  Investment returns come in at between 15 to 20%.  A lot higher than most other investment options.


If you have the time, you may want to take a look at this comprensive guide to commercial solar produced by LG.  Our solar specialists are fully across all aspects of commercial solar, including write offs and financial incentives.  We will make the process as quick and easy as possible.

Solarpro installation Plonk Cafe


One of the most popular solar power system sizes for business is 39kW which is the maximum allowed without requiring ‘grid protection’.  Of course, the size depends on available roof space, your current electricity consumption and the amount you want to spend.

Solarpro’s expertise is in Smart Solar Power systems, custom designed to ensure your business is set-up to achieve the maximum electricity savings. We specialise in small and medium sized local businesses.

You will see Solarpro installations throughout Northern Sydney.  From Lane Cove Council’s Library to Newport Marina, Cafes in Middle Harbour and Brookvale, panel beaters, engineering companies, caravan parks, childcare centres, cinemas, car dealerships….. The local list is endless.  We are confident we can find a business that is similar to yours as an example of the savings you can achieve.


We make sure the solar power system we propose is designed using the latest consumption pattern of your business. We will make this as quick an easy for you as possible. By analysing your past electricity bills, and assessing your roof space we can determine the correct system-size and go through tax write offs, other government incentives and No Deposit Finance options.

After installation, even the best quality commercial solar power system can face a power outage, this could be because of a nearby lightning strike or perhaps an issue with a panel or cables.  Monitoring is very important.

If we install a SolarEdge solar power system for you, a daily monitoring service is included.  This ensures we know about a problem and can take measures to resolve it, rather than you finding out there is an issue only when your electricity bill arrives.

Solarpro seeks to build trust and an ongoing relationship with all our commercial solar customers. We do this by being as responsive as possible, both during installation and later, for any service and maintenance work.

As commercial solar systems have the potential to create high financial returns for decades the ongoing monitoring and maintenance of these power generation systems is very important.

We are fortunate that much of our business comes from customer referals and we receive positive reviews and testimonials both for residential and commercial installations as well as after sales care.


When you compare solar power systems, you will notice that some are substantially less expensive than others. When there is a large price difference between  products performing the same function, there is a reason and it comes down to quality.  Businesses usually want to install a long-lasting solar system.

Solarpro gives you the option to ‘do it once and do it well’ with your commercial solar power system.  We use high quality panels, and inverters and top quality installers who are all CEC accredited; ensuring our customers are satisfied for many years to come.

In a commercial system, it can be even more important than for a home to choose high quality panels and inverters for long-term reliability and peace of mind.

If cheap panels or lower quality inverters fail, if panel manufacturers go out of business or the installation has not been done well, the commercial solar system owner loses out on the expected savings and needs to spend time chasing repairs and claims. We prefer to install a top-of-the-line system once, and then see you enjoy the savings.


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Our extensive experience in managing the energy footprint of your business from hot water to electricity consumption and even EV car charging means after we audit your business energy use, we will give you a solution that will save you money for a long time.


Is solar viable for my business?

Do you have a roof space that gets good sun exposure for most of the year?

Do you own the building or is your landlord interested in getting solar for you?

You will be in the premise for at least the next 4-5 years?

You have access to you last power bills and could email them to us, as part of the suitability assessment.

What are the key advantages of commercial solar?

By adding a solar system to your premises, you will add value to the property. A Commercial Solar System designed and built by Solarpro can earn for owners of businesses in North Sydney, Crows Nest, St Leonards, or St Ives a PV system payback in as little as 2 to 4 years. Given that we design and built our solar systems to last decades, this presents many years of savings, which adds value to the commercial property.

Solarpro PV systems are built to last. We only use products and parts that have stood the test of time. Unfortunately, in Australia, some less that quality focused solar product has found its way into the market. We have seen over the last decade which panels have the best wind loading and high salt mist corrosion resistance, which inverters last the longest, and these are important consideration when installing Solar Power Solutions on the Northern Beaches.

Electricity prices have fluctuated significantly over the past years. Solar will protect your business from sudden electricity price hikes. With a commercial solar system, you will lock in a high degree of certainty, when it comes to your electricity overheads in years to come.

In our post Covid 19 times, the demand for commercial premises is likely to slow down for a while, as many people will prefer to work from home in a more permanent arrangement. As a landlord a solar system can make your commercial premises more attractive to potential tenants. So why wait, call Solarpro today for an obligation free site inspection.

Is the proposal cost effective?

Before investing in any solar system in Sydney’s East or North, make sure to analyse the cost effectiveness of the proposal. Depending upon your business’s particular needs and your local electricity export rules, many matters can influence the return-on-investment percentage for you.

How do I size the PV system correctly?

Many conventional power generation systems such as coal fired generators require frequent and costly maintenance. In contrast the O&M expenses of roof top commercial r systems are comparably low, especially if you were willing to invest in the better equipment upfront.

How much is the operations and maintenance cost?

Future operating expenses could include cleaning of panels in regular intervals, e.g., every 2-3 years, visual inspections of racking and cabling for vermin attach or loosening rattling due to wind load pressures. After a decade or more – also depending on the inverter brand, it is conceivable to have to replace the inverters in the expected 25-year lifespan of the system.

How to pick the best installation position

Pointing your commercial PV modules towards the correct orientation and angle will ensure that you are getting a great result. For example, if your key electricity consumption is in the morning – east facing panels are the solutions, while west facing panels would be a solution to offset high electricity use from air conditioning in the afternoon.

How complex in the installation?

One would be surprised how many air-conditioning units, skylights and vent pipes penetrate a commercial roof. All these elements create a potential for shading, and solar does not like shade. We at Solarpro have the right technology and experience to find a solution even in such challenging install environments.