Kidman Way

Client: Griffith City Council
Products Used: Solar Streetlights, AST- 60 Invictus, P3 Category Lighting
Lighting Compliance: AS/NZs 1158.3.1

The Kidman Way project was a 3.2 Km length pathway into Griffith city, designed for mixed purpose for walking, cycling and running. With inclusivity in mind, it has provided greater access for those with disabilities, specifically designed to also encourage physical activity for residents, wheelchair abled people and tourists alike.

The overall solution delivered increased security for those using the pathway / cycleway – P3 lighting was key for public safety removing any potential accidents between cyclists and pedestrians during evening hours.

Given the council’s focus to reduce the carbon footprint of the city, Asten Solar provided a highly sought after sustainable lighting solution. This solar lighting solution not only helps reduce the carbon footprint but also requires minimal maintenance compared to grid connected alternatives.

Mirragan Estate Sculpture and Signage

Client: Allam Homes
Products Used: AST-FL50 commercial Flood Lights

Mirragan Estate is a multi-stage residential housing project in Silverdale NSW. The estates main entrance incorporated the prominent historic signage and sculpture of the former African Lion Safari Park.

Asten Solar provided a solution of customized floodlights to highlight the sculpture, integrating with the current landscape design. We utilized the AST-FL50 commercial Solar Flood Lights, which incorporated well into the existing development providing lighting for pedestrian walkways and vehicular traffic on the entrance and surrounds.

The team at Asten Solar customized these lights to also switch off at 10.30 pm to have minimal impact on residents during core night-time hours.

Magenta Shores

Client: Magenta Shores Resort
Products Used: Solar Bollard AST- 1660
Lighting Compliance: AS/NZS 158.3.1

The objective was to increase safety whilst using the resort’s established roads and walkways. These areas provide access to the Golf Club, residential homes, tennis court and pool, for vehicles, golf carts and pedestrians.

Asten Solar provided a solution requiring 62 commercial Solar Bollards to be placed throughout the pedestrian crossings, pool area, townhouses, accommodation buildings and across parking parameters. The system design was our AST-1660 with QUICK charge L10 lithium battery banks with full remote programming. This system allows for semi shading whilst operating at full capacity. This was a cost-effective solution, and we were able to install without the expensive underground cabling that would have been required.

This Solar Bollard solution also created future proofing for maintenance services for the entire resort. The Solar Bollard solution is self-managed Solar System. Its unique design with a protective dome also assists in withstanding potential vandalism and extreme weather conditions making it the perfect solar solution for use across the resort.

Russell Lane

Products Used:  Calais Coach light Solar Lantern, 20W. 650 LUX level.

Russell Lane is a well-established pedestrian corridor within an inner-city location connecting Cinema, Theatre and Restaurants.

The project entailed the integration of lighting, landscaping and street furniture. Essentially this was a rejuvenation and public safety project, the local council wanted to increase safety for foot traffic to and from the cinema, theatre and restaurants after dark.

Asten Solar partnered with street furniture designers to revamp the area with an understated heritage look and feel. The design maintain compatibility with the existing architecture of streetscape and heritage buildings.

We customised the height to suit the planter boxes, providing a cost-effective installation within the planter box design. It was an outstanding result with a 38% saving opposed to grid connected alternatives versed renewable option.

Utes in the Paddock – Tourist Attraction

Client: Lachlan Shire Council
Products Used:  Solar Streetlights, AST- 60 Invictus, P3/P2 Category Lighting
Lighting Compliance: AS/NZs 1158.3.1

Utes in the Paddock is an ongoing project for Asten Solar where we continue to work with the Lachlan Shire Council. This has included providing supply and install of solar lighting for both walkways and roads allowing tourist visitation during the evening hours.

This was a community focussed project working in conjunction with the council. A series of Hoden Vehicles were painted by prominent Australian and Local Artist. Asten Solar produced an environmentally sound lighting solution for the sculpture trail, existing walkways and roads.

Asten Solar is excited to be part of this growing project, and to be given the change to increase the popularity and visibility of this award-winning tourist destination.

  • Winner of the 2020 Best Sculpture and Trail Awards by the Australian Street Art Awards.
  • Case study for being environmentally sound, including, solar lighting, watering systems for grass and gardens utilising underground river systems, water tanks used for toilet systems and solar panels for the information Centre.
  • Increased vehicular traffic by 340+ vehicles into the Condobolin area adding to success for local businesses and other attractions like Gum Bend Lake.

Cunnamulla Historic Railway Station

Client: Cunnamulla Historical Society
Products Used:  Calais Solar Lantern (Coach Light)

This was a fantastic project for the team at Asten Solar as we were given the opportunity to revamp the iconic Cunnamulla Railway Station.

To go with the newly created 3D Cinema experience Asten Solar provided Calais Solar Lanterns and Commercial Flood Lights to light up pathways and sculptures throughout the facility.

Being a volunteer run tourism attraction, Asten Solar provided a low maintenance and cost-effective solution so that volunteers can focus on showing tourists all that’s on offer. As a business we love the opportunity to work with community focused organisations.

Bogan River

Products Used:  Solar Streetlights, AST- 60/40 Invictus, P2/3 Category Lighting
Lighting Compliance: AS/NZs 1158.3.1

For the Bogan River project Asten Solar divided a solution to decrease security concerns for families, recreational users and boaters. Key area for concern whilst using the area was the pathways and stairs on the levy bank. Given the proximity of the river to the recreation and caravan park, this is a high traffic area, so a quality solution was needed with the focus on river safety.

Asten Solar provided a 7m high lighting solution with a mix of P2 & P3 lighting (across the riverbank Levi), utilizing the Invictus Commercial Lighting System. The lighting mix to river proximity was key for public safety.

Crown Land Developments

Project entailed solar floodlighting for advertising on recycled shipping containers and billboards for outer Sydney regions. The locations selected were to market for high vehicle traffic roadways – the solution was to operate via commercial solar flood lighting. The use of ground mount (with vandal proof caging) and swing arm from atop of shipping containers = a cost-effective lighting solution.

Condobolin Central School

Condobolin Central School required car park and oval lighting to provide safety and security for evening and school functions. The School also felt it was an important message to students on the significance of using renewable energy as a lighting solution.

Time and disruption was a concern for the school with installation works. Our product required no trenching or cabling and our commercial systems were installed within half the time frame compared to grid connected systems resulting in a more cost effective alternative.

Solar lighting was installed at 60W LED within oval areas and car park to achieve the AS/NZS 1158 P2 lighting levels.

Alkane Mining

The brief was to install traffic light systems and over height safety detection for Alkane open cut gold mine. The operation was to run solely on renewable energy. The comparative cost savings of solar verses grid power was more than halved in timing and construction cost.

  1. Traffic light system which gives priority to loaded dump trucks leaving the open cut pit on the east side through the use of standalone solar and radar sensors.
  2. A second system brief was an over-height safety detection for oversize/over height loaded dump trucks approaching the underpass which has a maximum height of 8.5m clearance. The safety height barrier is to have a maximum loaded height clearance of 7.5m for dump trucks entering from the east side.

Jindabyne Beautification Project

The brief was to create a lighting effect through tree landscaping and standalone solar flood lighting. It would be a landmark feature for Kosciusko Road at Jindabyne and a major attraction during tourism season due to operating via renewable energy.

With the 3000 Lumen’s LED flood lighting, it enabled us to direct beams to highlight and create the effect required along Kosciusko Road at the entry point for the Jindabyne Township.

Solar up lighting was positioned on both left and right entry points. The actual placement of lights was spread to create a 3D effect. The Pyrus Calleryana trees were 4m high from when we did the site inspection and the lighting position needed to be placed to make allowances for both snow season and the trees growth which would reach 20m in height at maturity. We designed individual lighting systems on each side of the road along the precasted concrete wall entry of Kosciusko Road.

Lachlan Shire Council

Council had made a cost comparison to install grid connected lighting verses solar lighting. The need for public park lighting and depot security lighting was part of their project works. The immediate savings were far greater with renewable energy – it was decided to commence works for solar lighting.

The project had a varied installation which included turbine and/or solar panel lighting systems. Each solar lighting system was either a 40W LED or 60W LED depending upon the areas in need of a lighting solution.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo was looking for a lighting solution that could alleviate confusion for overnight tourist staying within the Zoo grounds. In the past, due to its rural location, the night entry was often missed and late night calls would follow from distressed travellers.

The Project installation was a sensor drive operation with signage at the gate entry. The single phase solar lighting system has an auto program whereby the LED light sits at 60% output and when motion is detected at a 10m radius the luminous flux increases over 6 second time frame to 100% output.