Town of Cullen installs solar-powered streetlights

Maria Gonzalez
Special to the Minden Press-Herald

CULLEN – New street lights along the railroad tracks in Cullen are tapping into the world’s oldest energy source — the sun.

Solar-powered lighting systems have been increasing in popularity over the last 10 years, saving costs on not only installation itself but over time as well, by allowing towns/cities to make the most of their environment.

“This project originated back in 2008, when Mayor Bobby Washington was still in office,” said Cullen Mayor Terry Hoof. “He put in for the grants way back then, they were approved sometime before I took office

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