14 Apr 2022

Cherry Energy Solutions


How Long Does it Take to Install a Commercial Solar PV System?

Choosing solar energy can be a big investment which can save your business significant amounts of money. In addition to helping your business save money, solar energy is better for the environment.

By absorbing sunlight and turning it into energy, solar panels provide a viable alternative to relying on the big energy companies that frequently change their rates. Solar panels even work through winter, as long as there is sunlight.

During cloudy days, solar PV systems can work in conjunction with optimisers to ensure your generation is maximised. If your business operates at night, battery storage can power your business if there is excess energy available.

With all these benefits, why wouldn’t you get solar for your business? One reason business owners hesitate to install solar panels is the supposed time commitment. So, how long does it take to install a commercial solar PV system?

The Process

Every solar installation is customised to suit your business. At Cherry Energy Solutions, we have a refined and streamlined approach that will have your system installed promptly and as efficiently as possible. Our approach prioritises the safety of everyone, without compromising speed or quality.

Obligation-Free Quote

The first thing we do as part of our process is give you an obligation-free quote. You can use our online solar panel cost calculator for an estimate, then get in contact with us to discuss your needs. Before committing to anything, you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision about what is best for your business


After a discussion around your needs and property, we will present you with a detailed proposal, covering how many solar panels you will need, what system size we recommend, your estimated savings, generation, ROI, carbon emissions savings and more. The proposal will also outline several finance methods so you could install your system with $0 upfront costs.


Once you have made an informed decision about your business’s energy needs, we will proceed with the installation. With all the information we have gathered, we will be able to give you a proper estimation of the installation timeframe.

50kW Solar Panel for System

Installation Times

Before we know the details of your business’s building, it is impossible to give an accurate estimate of how long the installation of solar panels will take.

Installation time depends on a wide variety of factors, including the size of the system you are having installed, the location and area of your business, accessibility of your roof and your operating hours.

Size of System

Solar energy systems come in many sizes. The size recommended will depend on energy usage, the size of your business and the size of your roof or ground area available.

Smaller businesses may only need a 30 kW solar system, while large companies may need several megawatts. The size of your system is the most significant factor when it comes to the timeline of your installation.

Location and Area

Another significant factor affecting how long your solar system will take to install is optimising the location on your roof for the solar panels or the area for a ground mount.

Some installation areas are much easier than others. In addition, your business’s location will also impact how quickly we can install your system.


At Cherry Energy Solutions, we prioritise the health and safety of our installation team, your staff and anyone else who may be on site. As such, a big part of how quickly we can get installations done will depend on the accessibility of your business’s roof or ground area.

Before we begin the installation, we will take aerial footage to determine the best access location and how we can most easily install the solar energy system to maximise safety and effectiveness.


If you are considering an upgrade to solar energy, you may be able to access finance options such as the Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF). EUF’s provide a $0 upfront cost installation with highly attractive repayment rates and terms of up to 20 years.


Start The Process Today

Many people across Australia are making the switch to solar energy and discovering the benefits for businesses.

To find out more about the installation time for your business’s specific circumstances, call the friendly Cherry Energy Solutions team on 1300 570 886, or complete the form below.