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Take a few minutes to drive along Irving Boulevard between State Highway 183 and Loop 12, and see how the longest segment of solar-powered LED lights in Texas can make something as common as streetlights sustainable.

What You Need to Know

Description:

Project Highlights This grant-funded project supports the city’s Strategic Plan and the City Council’s vision of having an environmentally sustainable community. Following are some details about the project. Lights and Location • 170 new, solar-powered Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights replaced 266 grid-connected streetlights • 5.5 miles along Irving Boulevard, from State Highway 183 to Loop 12 • Longest segment of solar-powered LED lights in Texas • Part of the overall redevelopment of the Irving Boulevard corridor and Heritage Crossing Cost Savings and Grant Funding • Will save an estimated $1 million in energy costs over the next three years • Was funded with $2 million U.S. Department of Energy EECBG grant • All components of the solar lighting system were made in America

Additional Notes:

Take a few minutes to drive up Irving Boulevard any time, day or night, and see how something as common as streetlights can be sustainable. Unlike most stops on the DFW Solar Tour, this site is not hosted and is simply a self guided drive-by opportunity to see how Irving is working to achieve the city’s Strategic Plan and the City Council’s vision of having an environmentally sustainable community. It's available any time. Please drive safely.

Open House Info:

Unlike most stops on the DFW Solar Tour, this site is not hosted and is simply a self guided drive-by opportunity to see how Irving is working to achieve the city’s Strategic Plan and the City Council’s vision of having an environmentally sustainable community. It's available any time. Please drive safely.

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