Solar powered lighting was required for a pair of tug boat Loading Platforms on the Hunter River in Newcastle, NSW. The lighting needed to be suitable for the water-facing location and capable of complying with the national lighting standards. Solar powered lighting was preferred for multiple reasons including a much lower cost to install and operate, the safety of no high voltage electrical circuits operating close to water and being totally independent of the mains power grid. [view location on google maps].
This meant that people could rely on these loading platforms being safely illuminated all year round to water craft on the river and for docking, even during unexpected disruptions or outages to the mains power supply.