Nassau Bay to replace all street lights with solar lights in spring

NASSAU BAY, Texas - Nassau Bay plans to replace all 234 street lights in the city with solar lights.

According to a release from the city, while the number of lights will remain the same, some lights will be moved to different areas to provide better lighting. 

The city said the lights, which will be purchased from ClearWorld, LLC, are not impacted by flooding, can withstand 150 mph wind and can last up to three days without sun. 

Two ClearWorld solar lights were already installed in the city approximately six months ago to test the lighting and the web-based monitoring system. 

The city estimates this will create a savings of around $100,000 over the course of 15 years, not including the cost of staff time. In a press release Nassau Bay City Manager Chris Reed said, "City staff spends a great deal of time repairing and replacing the current lights. We also rely on night shift police officers or residents to see and alert us when lights are out. The web-based monitoring system will be a tremendous help and time saver for our staff."

The City Council will vote on the funding source for the lights at the March Meeting. If the council approves the funding source, city staff will buy and start installing the lights in the spring. 

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