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.
This depends on several factors — primarily the participation of our customers in this project. If the demand for local solar energy generation exceeds this installation, EPB will work with TVA to determine if we can install additional solar generation.
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.)
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.
Credits and Charges will appear as separate line items on the customer bill.
Yes. At most, customers may only license enough panels to cover the average of their power usage over the last 12 months or 100 panels whichever is less.
Each solar panel within the array is estimated to produce approximately 37 kWh per month. Determine the percentage of your business’s energy use you want to receive as a solar credit and multiply that by your average monthly energy use. For example, if you want 25% of your company‘s power use to be solar, and your average use is 1,600 kWh per month, you would license 11 panels (1600 x .25 = 400 ÷ 37 = 10.8)
Charges will appear the month after you sign up with credits appearing the month after that. For example, if you contact EPB and sign up on July 15, 2017 for a panel, you will see the CHARGE on your AUGUST invoice (the next month and all following months). The CREDIT will appear on your SEPTEMBER invoice (approximately 2 months after you sign up and all following months). Why? During the first month after your purchase, your panel is generating electricity. That generation is accumulated throughout the month and then credited on your next bill. If a customer opts for the 20-year license, this is a one-time only charge.