Join the Solar Community. No Construction Required.

EPB knows that renewable energy is important to our customers. That’s why we’re teaming up with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to construct Chattanooga’s first community solar project, Solar Share. See participating businesses.

Call 423-648-1372 to order today.

Introducing Solar Share

Solar Share is Chattanooga’s first community solar project. Developed through a partnership between EPB and TVA, Solar Share gives businesses and people an easy and affordable way to participate in green power generation. Think of it like joining a community swimming pool. It’s affordable because you share the cost among all the participants, but you get to fully enjoy the benefits without having to worry about construction, maintenance, or liability.

Quick Facts

  • Located on 3.8 acres along Holtzclaw Avenue in downtown Chattanooga
  • 4,408 solar panels
  • Total power output of nearly 2 million kWh per year
  • Output equates to enough power to supply the needs of about 130 average size homes

Is Solar Share Right for Your Business?

Solar Share is the perfect solution for businesses that are looking for a hassle-free way to support renewable energy.

Solar Share is right for your business if you want to:

  • Align your company values with environmental stewardship
  • Appeal to a greener customer base
  • Explore options for meeting green certification standards

Here are some of the ways your business can benefit from participation:

We offer flexible ways to get involved, starting at just $5 per month
No rooftops or large construction projects required
No contracts or long-term commitments
Green branding opportunities

Plus, joining the Solar Share community means you’re investing in a brighter future by supporting community-based power generation in the Chattanooga area.

Three Ways to Participate

Choose the Solar Share option that works best for your business. If you would like to participate, please fill out a business order here or give us a call at 423-648-1372.


LICENSE AGREEMENT*

One-time cost of $578 + annual maintenance fee of $10 per panel*

Monthly bill credits equal to the amount of power generated by your selected number of panels

  • Provides the generation benefits of installing roof-top solar but without the construction project




  • *Purchase limits may apply

Month-to-Month LICENSE


$5 PER panel PER MONTH*

No contracts or long-term commitments

  • Monthly bill credits equal to the amount of power generated by your selected number of panels
  • An affordable way to participate in solar generation that provides the generation benefits of licensing a solar panel
  • *Purchase limits may apply

Energy
Offsets


$5 per 100 kWh per month

Offset your carbon footprint with locally generated renewable energy

  • May be used to offset carbon emissions from activities like heating and cooling your business
  • You can also purchase one-time energy offsets for events, conferences, meetings, etc. Enter your event detail using our offset calculator.



Solar Share FAQs

Not at this time. To ensure consistent power generation benefits for all Solar Share participants, EPB determines each customer’s monthly power generation credit by figuring the average power generation of all the panels for that month. This means that if some panels are not as well-positioned in relation to the sun, Solar Share participants are not penalized.

Every 20-year license includes a buyback option if the customer requests it anytime during the 20-year expected life. A schedule of the buyback values will be established and published at the time of purchase.

All of our offsets come from EPB’s solar installation on Holtzclaw Avenue.

Unfortunately, no. The 30% federal income tax credit available under Section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code only applies to those making a capital investment to install solar. Fortunately, Solar Share is built on a scale that allows EPB to offer pricing that is very competitive and often lower than federally subsidized installations

At this point, whether you install panels at your business or participate in community solar, solar power generation is a premium product that’s a bit more expensive than conventional power. In the near term, the primary benefit of solar energy generation is environmental – generating energy from the sun significantly reduces carbon emissions and contributes to improving the health of our planet. Solar Share also offers a number of ways to communicate your company’s participation to your customers. In the longer term, the financial benefit of solar is that it locks in your energy cost at today’s rate. As the cost of conventional power rates go up, the cost of participating in Solar Share remains the same. What’s nice about this is that as the cost of conventional electric rates goes up, your Solar Share bill credits become more valuable.

A REC refers to specifically 1 megawatt of electricity’s environmental benefits. Offsets refer to any increment of environmental benefits less than 1 megawatt hour.

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