Join the Solar Community. No Roof 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.

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 people and businesses 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 You?

If you’re interested in purchasing clean, renewable energy, then Solar Share is right for you. You don’t even have to own your home to participate.

  • 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

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 you.


20-Year LICENSE

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

  • 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.

Just call (423) 648-1372, and we’ll be happy to answer questions and put in your order. When purchasing Solar Share 20-year service, please download and sign this agreement.


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.

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.

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

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Use the myEPB app on your phone (available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store). Open the app. Press the “View usage chart” button in the center. Select the “MONTHLY” tab on the right. This page will display your average monthly usage over the last 12 months in kWh.
  2. Access your account at EPB.com. Go to EPB.com. Click the “MyEPB” dropdown menu at the top right. Select “My Accounts” on the menu. Type in your Username and Password, and select the “Login” button. Select “My Consumption History” on the menu left. Here you will find your past bills and charts of your energy usage.

Green Power Switch charges $4 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.

At this point, whether you install panels on your house 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 emission and contributes to improving the health of our planet. 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.

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