Hilton Manufacturing, a steel manufacturing subcontractor in Dandenong South, is expecting visitors this month from Taiwan and India to inspect the company’s new solar panel installation, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Dandenong Leader reports that Hilton’s installation’s 340 panels provide 25 per cent of the company’s power.
"We're hoping to inspire other people, especially (the owners of) empty factory roofs around us," project manager Jacques Esper told the Leader.
"There are millions of square meters of factory roofs out there which could be used for a good cause."
Less energy-hungry operations could reasonably expect to require only a quarter of the energy provided from a comparable set-up, and sell the rest back to the grid.
Hilton has gone through “ a period of rapid expansion” according to an article in August regarding the company, which employs 230 and is one of the country’s biggest manufacturing sub-contractors. It is the country’s leading manufacturer of dieselfuel tanks for trucks.