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City to replace noisy diesel light towers with solar units

City to replace noisy diesel light towers with solar units

The city plans to ditch its diesel-powered light towers — used to illuminate special events or ward off crime — for new solar units, officials said Wednesday.

City officials have completed a contract with Progress Solar Solution to supply solar-electric, zero-emission light towers for its mobile fleet operations.


The lights will replace the 530 towers currently powered by diesel — which, in addition to being worse for the environment, are noisier, more labor-intensive to turn on and off and produce an odor.


The 530 towers currently powered by diesel — which, in addition to being worse for the environment, are noisier, more labor-intensive to turn on and off and produce an odor.

The 530 towers currently powered by diesel — which, in addition to being worse for the environment, are noisier, more labor-intensive to turn on and off and produce an odor.


(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)

The five-year contract to make the switch totals $1.4 million. 


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