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

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.

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.

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.

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.

When you purchase offsets, the money goes toward the capital costs of installing the Solar Share array.

Credits will depend on total generation of the array for the month prior and will be calculated at the current GSA-1 electric rate. For example, if your panel generates 37 kWh and the current GSA-1 electric rate is about 11.5¢ per kWh with fuel cost adjustment (click here to look up GSA-1 electric rate, or call 423-648-1372) you would receive a credit of $4.26 per panel. What’s nice about this is that if the cost of power goes up, your Solar Share bill credits become more valuable as they automatically adjust as the electric rate rises or falls.

Green Power Switch charges $2 for 150 kWh of a mix of alternative generation, mainly wind from across TVA’s service territory. EPB Solar Share offsets are $5 for 100 kWh of local, Chattanooga-made, 100% solar power.

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