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USA Corporate Office

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Green Frog Systems announces launch of USA Corporate Office

Green Frog Systems are excited to announce their official launch into the North American market at LIGHTFAIR International on May 6th, 2018. Green Frog Systems is the largest designer and manufacturer of next generation solar lighting technologies in Australia, with its products tried and tested in the country’s harshest environments in readiness for its US market entry.

We are also unveiling the new GFS Stealth all in one solar light for the first time, in the USA giving visitors this year’s Light Fair the opportunity to see this unique and sophisticated solar technology for the first time outside of Australia.

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Rise of the South Australian Smart City

By Latest News, Smart Lighting

The Rise of the South Australian Smart City

Smart cities’ is the often-heard term used to describe the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to transform social, cultural and urban development. The Smart city concept has evolved from the initial technology focus and has broadened to include the citizen and environment.

Despite Australia’s international ‘in the saddle’ reputation, we are one of the most urbanised countries in the world. Our cities face an array of economic, demographic and environmental challenges, however. Australia is at a crossroad as it chooses a path away from the mining investment boom towards a sustainable and globally efficient economy. The Federal government has recognised the need to support initiatives to develop a knowledge-based economy and the urban environment’s part in that new economy

To illustrate this, bold plans are presently under way to roll out a 10Gbps fibre optic network in South Australia under a project conceived by the City of Adelaide to establish itself as a major business hub. Given the name ‘Gig City’, the project will provide fast and affordable gigabit internet access for start-ups, entrepreneurs and big businesses in Adelaide.

The new network will connect key innovation precincts and co-working spaces across Adelaide with affordable gigabit-speed internet that is promoted as 100-times faster than the national average. The project is the first of its kind in Australia and represents a bold new vision for South Australia, and with other such smart city projects coming to life across the country it clearly heralds the rise of the Australian Smart City. The new project is expected to be rolled out during the early part of 2018.

smart city brochure

But it’s not just about fast and cheaper internet, although this is a good place to start. Efficient buildings and public lighting; access to clean energy and water supplies; efficient transport networks; a sense of safety and security – these are the prerequisites modern cities must fulfill to stay competitive and provide a decent quality of life for its citizens. These are the aspirations of cities and towns across our nation, and the ‘hot button topics’ for governments and councils as Australian cities look to compete as major attractions for tourism, for business and community living.

Cities are starting to consider the development of their smart city in a more strategic way. Australia’s first smart airport city is being developed in Sydney and Australia’s first 5G city will be in Adelaide. These are examples of how Australian Smart city programme managers, urban planners, government decision makers, and utilities and telecommunications planners are combining efforts to fulfill the smart city vision.

victims of crime local goverment installing solar lights

Combating Crime With Lighting in NT

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Victims of Crime NT Initiative Combating Crime with Lighting

Victims of Crime NT (VoCNT) provides funding for a variety of communities throughout the Northern Territory to support projects that help in the reduction and prevention of crime, contributing to making people in the community feel safer through the implementation of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles.

An example of this is the Utju-Areyonga Community, in 2017 work was carried out to assist residents to improve their safety. Areyonga (pronounced arr-ee-yon-ga), known locally as Utju, is nestled in a spectacular valley in the western end of the MacDonnell Ranges, about 100km from Hermannsburg and 240km west of Alice Springs. Access is gained by road via Alice Springs, the road consists of both sealed (130km) and unsealed (90km) sections. In dry conditions the trip will take approximately 2.5 hours from Alice Springs, while during the wet season a four-wheel drive is necessary, with heavy rain forcing closure of the road, cutting off the community. Driving between dusk and dawn brings its own challenges as there are large populations of feral horses, donkeys, dogs and the occasional camel, as well as native kangaroos and dingoes all of which can be a significant road hazard.

The Areyonga community was established during the 1920s by the Pitjantatjara people. The Areyonga Council is responsible for the day to day management of the community and provide the essential services and infrastructure required. Despite being a relatively small population, it is a proud and vital community with its own store, community hall and a weekly air service. Utju is a dry township and no alcohol may be brought into the community. Despite this, alcohol related violence, domestic and family violence incidents occur, with break- ins and assaults not uncommon.

victims of crime local goverment installing solar lights
victims of crime local goverment installing solar lights

With consultation with the community and council, key areas were identified that were unsafe due to poor or non-existent lighting. It was determined that the installation of solar lighting would be advantageous generating less of a power drain on the limited available power supply. We contacted Green Frog Systems and consulted with their specialists to determine what type of lighting would be best suited for the project. A combination of sensor triggered solar security lights and street lights was decided upon. Two solar street lights were to be installed at the entrance to the community and at the opposite end of the community where Sorry Camp is held. Another three 12W motion activated solar security lights would be installed between the rear yards of several houses where no current lighting exited.

The Areyonga Council has a deliberate policy to limit outside contractors wherever possible with most of the service delivery performed by the locally recruited workforce, providing employment and learning/training opportunities for locals. With the support of the MacDonnell Regional Council installation of the lights began. As a result of this project, the Utju-Areyonga Community has seen a reduction in crime, with an increase in confidence of personal and community safety.

victims of crime local goverment installing solar lights
victims of crime local goverment installing solar lights

Victims of Crime NT strive to serve the needs of Territorians affected by crime, offering support, providing information and crisis counseling, along with referrals to other support services for any crime victim, past or present.  They receive funding from the Northern Territory Government and rely on donations from the public and philanthropists. VoCNT provide a 24 hour a day Free-call number 1800 672 242, offering support services for Victims of Crime in the Northern Territory. With offices in Darwin and Alice Springs, VoCNT is able to service the needs of Territorians from townships to remote communities.

“The success of this project shows what is possible when, support services like VoCNT, local government and businesses such as Green Frog Systems work together. It is partnerships like this now and into the future that can drive creating safer communities for all.” –  Jeffery Stanton, CEO Victims of Crime NT

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A Word From Our CEO David Wilson

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“It’s been an interesting couple of months for Green Frog Systems. We started March with a refresh of the Green Frog Systems brand and a new look website, doubled our work force, welcomed our new Marketing Communications Manager and implemented a Technical Services Specialist Service Centre to deepen our customer services support team. It highlights our commitment to deliver excellence not just in product but in customer service and our brand promise. In April we were delighted to announce that Green Frog Systems was awarded a significant federal grant under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Federal Entrepreneurs’ Programme, a further endorsement for Green Frog Systems.

Our innovation, research and development steps up a notch with new disruptive technologies already in the works to drive future Australian Smart Cities, plus we are in the final stages of new product technologies being developed in line with our innovation objectives for this year. The company is pushing ahead with expansion plans with upcoming launches in USA and New Zealand where we will have a footprint and boots on the ground for the first time. As we propel Green Frog Systems on to an increasingly global stage, our products are becoming more sought after, so we will continue to eye new territories and seek out professional partners. On the 7th anniversary of Green Frog Systems company incorporation, and on behalf of everyone – welcome to our very first company newsletter, where we will endeavor to bring you, our esteemed clients and partners an update on all things Green Frog Systems, to share our news, our highlights and our innovation and everything in between.”

Green Frog Systems Awarded 750K Grant

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Green Frog Systems has just been awarded $760,837 in grant funding to accelerate innovation and scale business operations in readiness for new markets. The announcement came on Wednesday the 21st March and was grant funding for Future Smart Cities development under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Federal Entrepreneurs’ Programme to accelerate innovation and scale business operations. You can check out the official press release here

Onslow OMSB project

Solar Street lights installed at OMSB

By Latest News, Latest Projects, Solar Security Lighting, Solar Street Lighting

Solar Street Lights Installed at the Onslow Marine Support Base, Western Australia.

Onslow OMSB project

Onslow, Western Australia – Maritime Constructions install GFS-400 solar street lights on latest infrastructure development, a $40 million Marine Support Base constructed at Onslow, Western Australia.

The development features a 204m main hard backed wharf, large laydown facilities, dual landing craft transport ramps, fuel supply, and also includes a heavy lift pad capable of accommodating a 700-tonne crane. The privately funded project will be developed into a service hub for vessels operating throughout Western Australia’s offshore oil and gas fields.

Green Frog Systems supplied eleven GFS-400 solar street lights, offering superior light coverage and a 100% off grid energy solution allowing the site owners to completely avoid the ongoing energy supply charges of mains powered flood lighting around the perimeter. The specified solar street light supplied was specifically designed to withstand the exceptionally tough Australian weather and seasonal cyclone conditions that Onslow is subject to.

solar street lights at Onslow Marine Support Base

Installation times were greatly reduced, as the system did not require extensive trenching and mains power connection.


Founded in 2011, Green Frog Systems have quickly established themselves as the leading Australian designer and manufacturer of world-class road and pathway lighting, energy storage and smart connected lighting networks for extreme environments. They service clients across a wide range of industries from all over the world providing innovative lighting solutions for government, mining, industrial and commercial infrastructure.

Green Frog Systems Corporate Head Office

Green Frog Systems Move to Pooraka

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Green Frog Systems Announces Its Move to Pooraka, SA

Green Frog Systems Pty. Ltd. has officially moved it’s corporate head office to combine with its research and development division at 51 Langford St. Pooraka, in South Australia.

“We have greatly enjoyed the few years we’ve had at the 120B Muller Rd. Greenacres location (particularly the great selection of take away food) but have simply outgrown the premises. As a rapidly expanding company we’ve had to hold off on recruiting purely due to the size of the building. We are all looking forward to this exciting new phase in the growth of our organization.

We are moving into a much larger office space that will comfortably accommodate the entire corporate office team along side the research and development division. This move to an upscale, modern office space will enable us to better serve the expanding needs of our clients as we continue to grow our team”, says Douglas Underdown, sales and distribution manager of Green Frog Systems.

Green Frog Systems Corporate Head Office

Over the past few years, the number of technical sales roles has grown substantially.  Collectively, Green Frog Systems takes a holistic approach to organizing and simplifying client goals and objectives. They provide proactive, high-level lighting design and planning services and consistently deliver advice that saves clients money.  They strive to deliver quality products to develop trust and to use their knowledge and experience to create value for their customers.


Founded in 2011, Green Frog Systems have quickly established themselves as the leading Australian designer and manufacturer of world-class solar street lighting, solar pathway lighting, solar energy storage and smart connected lighting networks for extreme environments. They service clients across a wide range of industries from all over the world providing innovative lighting solutions for government, mining, industrial and commercial infrastructure

Australian Smart Lighting Summit

Australian Smart Lighting Summit

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Australian smart lighting summit

Green Frog Systems to Exhibit at the 5th Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre 13 -14 September 2017.

Green Frog Systems, the leading Australian designers of solar and smart outdoor lighting will be exhibiting at the 2017 Australian Smart Lighting Summit at stand number #17. The Green Frog Systems team will be showcasing the latest smart connected GFS-Stealth solar lights, along with a live working example of Katherine Town Council’s recently implemented smart connected Sentinel SMART street lights.

Smart Lighting Summit

Australia’s first, smart street lighting deployment will be discussed by David Moore on the second day of the summit at 11:30am. David Moore is the Operations Manager of Katherine Town Council in the Northern Territory and will be speaking about his experience implementing the smart connected lighting technology.

Although LED street lighting deployment is becoming common practice, Katherine town Council (KTC) in the Northern Territory implemented a city wide smart lighting control system to monitor and control each individual light fitting.

smart city installation

Katherine has integrated LED street lighting with a smart lighting control system for the entire town. This system incorporates advanced real time power monitoring and lighting controls with the ability to also monitor and control its solar lighting assets deployed in the parkland areas into one central management system.

smart lighting summit Melbourne

AIMEX 2017

Green Frog Systems Exhibiting at AIMEX

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Green Frog Systems Exhibited at Australia’s most extensive mining exhibition, the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), from the 29th – 31st August 2017.

Green Frog Systems, leading Australian solar outdoor lighting designer are just one of the innovative companies exhibiting at the 2017 AIMEX exhibition in stand number # 4144. The Green Frog Systems team have been showcasing the updated GFS-Stealth Solar Pathway Light, the new GFS-50-MSL Solar Powered Modular Shelter light and the Smart City Ready Sentinel street lights at this years exhibition.

sentinel 100W street light CIMCON intelligent controller

Held biannually since the 1970’s, AIMEX is firmly established on the international mining industry calendar as the flagship event for mining industry professionals. The FREE-TO-ATTEND conference program for trade personnel aims to bring together the industry’s leading minds and latest technologies. This year’s conference also features a new Breakthrough section celebrating the industry’s most recent innovations.

solar powered modular flood light option

Doug Underdown, Green Frog Systems’ National Sales and Distribution Manager stated that he was “Very pleased to be attending this years event with a few of the companies latest developments in solar lighting”. Doug has also been exhibiting some of the latest technology in intelligent streetlights. “Technology that was deployed in Katherine, Northern Territory earlier this year to become Australia’s first city-wide SMART connected street lighting network” he tells us.

“For us AIMEX represents a wealth of opportunities for highlighting the advantages of using solar lighting within the mining sector, along with networking it’s also a great chance to discuss industry trends and generate new business leads”.

“We would like to thank everyone for making us feel so welcome at this years conference and a very special thank you to all involved in organizing such an amazing event, we certainly look forward to being a part of AIMEX again in 2019” Technical Sales Specialist Luke Underdown said.

solar powered sign

Solar Sign – Elizabeth City Centre

By Energy Storage, Latest Projects


The City of Playford ; a local government area of South Australia in Adelaide’s northern suburbs approached Green Frog Systems for a completely off-grid solar illuminated sign for Elizabeth Shopping Centre. The Elizabeth City Centre is the third biggest shopping centre in the state and required a new internally lit sign to be visible from the main highway that passes the centre.


  1. Very Large Sign! – 6m high and 1.5m wide + Double Sided Display
  2. Internal Battery Storage Preferred – Can’t have external batteries or boxes, all batteries must reside within the sign structure
  3. No large external or obtrusive solar panels – must mount to top of sign


The client opted for a completely independent solar energy harvest and storage system without any obtrusive panels or external battery boxes.

  1. Green Frog Systems brand High Performance LED tube system & solar charge controllers.
  2. Low profile high impact 50w solar panels with vandal resistant housing and custom mounting bracket to attach to top of signage.
  3. Custom system tuning for optimal solar conversion and maximum lumen output per watt of electricity captured from the sun.

solar powered sign


The results speak for themselves really but you’re probably wondering how much power a system like this requires?… Total system power consumption – 44watts!

solar powered sign lighting

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