MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced the completion of Australia’s largest solar array featuring smart modules: a 98.6-kW rooftop project atop a Hilton Manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, Victoria.
The smart array—which will power Hilton Manufacturing’s sheet metal fabrication plant— includes 340 of Upsolar’s smart modules with power optimization from Tigo Energy, as well as inverter technology provided by ABB. Additionally, the system is equipped with Hilton Manufacturing’s flagship dual-axis sun trackers, making this Australia’s largest commercial PV system with tracking capabilities.
“By combining the performance-enhancing capabilities of power optimization and sun tracking, this system serves as an undeniable demonstration of the true potential of solar power,” said Maree Viotto, Upsolar’s Australia Country Manager. “This array signifies a new era of solar innovation for Australia, and we commend all the parties involved for their commitment to fostering development in this ripe market.”
The system is supported by an on-site weather station that monitors wind speed to protect the array during periods of high winds. A live webcam also allows viewers to remotely observe the performance of the system.
“Our collaboration with Upsolar, Tigo and ABB presented a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of Australia’s most advanced solar technologies, while also cutting the electricity costs for our facility,” said Jacques Esper of Hilton Manufacturing. “This system is one for the record books, and we can’t wait to show off its impressive performance—and stellar ROI.”
Upsolar develops and produces high quality solar PV modules at competitive prices, offering a secure long-term investment for customers around the world. Bolstered by a commitment to product R&D and support from its flexible manufacturing platforms, Upsolar ensures top-tier performance and reliability while maintaining an asset light approach to its business. All Upsolar products are backed by industry-leading product and performance guarantees to ensure superior performance over the lifetime of each system. Upsolar also champions environmental sustainability through key sponsorships and environmental initiatives. To learn more about Upsolar, its products or its sustainability efforts, please visit www.upsolar.com.
About Hilton Manufacturing
Hilton Manufacturing commenced business in 1976 and now operates from a modern factory of 15,000 m2, located in Dandenong, in the South East area of Melbourne. To meet increased business demands of our customers in Queensland, Hilton Manufacturing has recently established a second manufacturing plant of 4000 m2, in the South West region of Brisbane.
About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy designs the #1 PV solar optimizer SmartModule™ technology utilizing patented impedance matching technology enabling more power density and efficiency on any roof or utility project, uneven string lengths and different orientations. Installers and system owners achieve the highest ROI by increasing energy production and maximum system uptime for new systems and retrofits. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, Tigo Energy is an innovative force partnering with module, inverter and combiner box manufacturers to embed these technologies and monitor arcing, fire and safety hazards. Tigo Energy delivers the most effective string monitoring, theft prevention and fleet management. For more information, visit www.tigoenergy.com.
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