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.

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.)

Yes, customers who buy panel leases and licenses automatically get the environmental benefits, including offsets. Other offsets available for purchase come from panels that have not been bought or leased, and they are available on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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.

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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