Solar Share Community Solar Project

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.

How to Participate in Solar Share


Community solar is like joining a community pool. Instead of excavating your yard and installing a pool on your own property, you join others in sharing the benefits and don’t have to worry about the maintenance, liability, and other hassles. That’s why participating in Solar Share is a great option for people who live in apartments and other situations where installing solar panels isn’t feasible.

In order to give customers a choice of which option best suits them, we are developing three different ways of participating in Solar Share:

  1. For a one-time payment, you may buy a 20-year license that entitles you to a monthly bill credit equal to the generation value of one or more panels. The amount of power generated by the number of panels you select will be credited to your electric account on a monthly basis. This option is designed to provide the generation benefits of installing solar panels on your roof, but without the construction project.
  2. You may also buy a license by making a monthly payment that entitles you to a monthly bill credit equal to the generation value of the number of solar panels you select. As with the first option, the amount of power generated will be credited to your electric bill on a monthly basis. This option is designed to provide the generation benefits of leasing solar generation. It creates a low-cost path for participating in Solar Share without making a long-term commitment.
  3. Lastly, you may purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) which will allow you to offset the environmental impact of activities like cooling their home, commuting to work or hosting a wedding.

We are currently finalizing details including pricing, and we will provide more information when we begin operating Solar Share this summer.


Be among the first to participate in Solar Share. Sign up for updates and you will receive an invitation with more details when the installation begins operating.

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