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.
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.
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:
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.
Choose the Solar Share option that works best for your business.
One-time cost of $612 + annual maintenance fee of $10 per panel*
Monthly bill credits equal to the amount of power generated by your selected number of panels
$5 PER panel PER MONTH*
No contracts or long-term commitments
$5 per 100 kWh per month
Offset your carbon footprint with locally generated renewable energy
If you would like to participate, please fill out a business order here, or give us a call at 423-648-1372.
Yes, we register our system’s RECs with the North American Renewables Registry (NAR). NAR ensures that the power from our solar array is verified by an independent third party. (NAR is an independent third party that verifies our solar array’s production and its RECs.)
Absolutely. Solar Share can offer a host of benefits to our commercial customers and EPB is offering a similar tiered incentive program. Interested commercial customers can call 423-648-1372 and our customer care representatives can connect you with a personal consultant.
No. Your monthly credit is calculated from the total amount of energy produced at the array divided by the total number of panels.
A Renewable Energy Certificate reflects the environmental benefits of 1 megawatt of renewable energy. A REC offsets the greenhouse gases associated with 1 megawatt hour of conventional, fossil fuel electricity.
Yes, customers who buy panel licenses automatically get the environmental benefits, including offsets. Other offsets available for purchase come from panels that have not been licensed, and they are available on a first come, first served basis.
Please call (423) 648-1372 and an EPB representative will be happy to help you.
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.