Australia's Largest Smart Array Wins Solar Design and Installation Award

Developer Radius Technology honored by the Clean Energy Council for project featuring smart modules from Upsolar

MELBOURNE– August 20, 2014 – Upsolar, a leading provider of solar PV modules, congratulates Radius Technology, a leading distributor of energy efficient solar products, for earning a Solar Design and Installation Award from Australia's Clean Energy Council during Clean Energy Week. The company's work on a 98.6 kW rooftop PV project atop a Hilton Manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, Victoria, was honored in the "Grid Connected Solar System 15 kW-100 kW" category.


The project, developed and installed by Radius Technology, features 340 of Upsolar's smart modules with power optimization from Tigo Energy, making it the largest smart array in Australia. The system is also equipped with inverter technology from ABB and Hilton Manufacturing's own dual-axis sun trackers, which sets the record for Australia's largest commercial PV system with tracking capabilities.

Additionally, the installation is supported by an on-site weather station that monitors wind speed to protect the array during periods of high winds, as well as a live webcam that allows viewers to remotely observe system performance. A video tour of the project can be viewed here: youtu.be/PfuXXBlgTTU

The Solar Design and Installation Awards recognize the highest standard of excellence in solar installations across Australia. For more information on Clean Energy Week and the Solar Design and Installation Awards, please visit www.cleanenergyweek.com.au.

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