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    Solar Share

    We’ll help you make the most of renewable energy by answering any questions you may have. Refer to the resources below for more information.

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    Green Switch charges $2 for 200 kWh of a mix of alternative generation, mainly wind from across TVA's service territory. EPB Solar Share credits are $3.50 for 100 kWh of local, Chattanooga-made, 100% solar power.

    Submit a request form to join Solar Share.

    All of our RECs come from EPB's solar installation on Holtzclaw Avenue.

    Submit a request form to join Solar Share.

    No. Your monthly credit is calculated from the total amount of energy produced at the array divided by the total number of panels.

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    A REC, or "renewable energy credit," represents one megawatt of energy that has been generated using a renewable, carbon-free method, such as solar panels or windmills. You may sometimes see RECs referred to as credits, green tags, or renewable energy certificates.

    RECs help us accurately measure the environmental benefits of green energy. When you purchase a REC, you're supporting renewable energy generation and displacing emissions associated with conventional sources of energy or electricity, such as coal, gas and oil.

    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 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.

    Submit a request form to join Solar Share.

    A REC represents one megawatt of energy that has been generated using a renewable, carbon-free method, such as solar panels or windmills.

    A carbon offset, also known as a "voluntary emission reduction," represents one metric ton of greenhouse gas that has been mitigated elsewhere. In other words, you can support renewable energy and "balance out" your emissions by helping to fund a specific amount of carbon savings somewhere else.

    Generally, RECs are used to offset emissions that are related to energy or electricity, while carbon offsets work for many different types of activities that cause greenhouse gases.

    Call 423-648-1372 to join Solar Share.

    Joining Solar Share is like joining a community swimming pool. You share the benefits with your neighbors without the maintenance, liability and other hassles of installing your own. Plus, you can license as many panels as you want without any long term commitments. That makes Solar Share an affordable and convenient way to participate in solar generation.

    Call 423-648-1372 to join Solar Share.

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