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, then call 423-648-1372 and we’ll be happy to place your order or answer any questions you may have.


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.

*When purchasing License Agreement service, please download and sign this agreement.


Solar Share FAQs

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.

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.

Each solar panel within the array is estimated to produce approximately 37 kWh per month. Determine the percentage of your home’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 home‘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)

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.

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.

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.

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

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