Tuesday, July 11, 2017 01:55 PM

EPB'S 'SOLAR SHARE' BRINGS RENEWABLE ENERGY TO CHATTANOOGA

EPB and local politicians get ready to cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the Solar Share project. (Image via EPB)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

Now that their Solar Share project is complete, the Electric Power Board (EPB) says its energy customers now have the option to use solar power for their homes.

Solar Share is Chattanoogas first community-based project to generate greener, more sustainable energy for our city, says EPB Board of Directors Chairman Joe Ferguson. Solar Share makes it easy for EPB customers to participate in renewable energy generation.

EPB spokesman John Pless says EPB worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the Solar Share project, installing 4,408 solar panels along Holtzclaw Avenue across from Warner Park, says Pless. With 1.3 megawatts of solar power, the panels meet the average energy needs of around 130 homes, says Pless.

TVA is committed to a cleaner future, and were proud to partner with EPB because Solar Share makes reliable, low-cost, carbon-free electricity an easy choice, says Tammy Bramlett, TVA Director of Business Development & Renewables. EPB is a leader, and we see a bright renewable energy future for projects like this across the Tennessee Valley.

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News source: WTVCFOX

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