Grand Island is considering owning rather than leasing its 211 municipal street lights from National Grid, and switching them to solar power.
Town Councilman Raymond Billica said it could be a money saver for the town.
"We are paying National Grid $90,000 a year in leasing payments," Billica. "If we use their poles we pay for their poles."
He said it would cost the town approximately $40,000 to buy out its lease with National Grid, while a private company, which also handles maintenance and warranties, could install solar poles at a cost of $36,000 a year.
Supervisor Nathan McMurray suggested the town consider a trial run of 10 solar lights, but Billica said they would have to do at least 100.
The board asked for a breakdown of the costs before making any final decisions.