Solar / Renewable Energy

Stocksy_txpeaef45946EU200_OriginalDelivery_116385Are you considering a solar installation?  We are here to help! Part of our commitment to sustainability and the environment is providing support for customers that are interested in utilizing renewable energy sources.

As with any major purchase, take time to educate yourself and do research before signing a contract. The following steps will help you through this process:
      - Get quotes from multiple companies and read the terms of the proposal carefully.

      - Ask the installer for references and look at customer reviews.

      - Make sure the installer has up-to-date business license and insurance.

     - Confirm the installer has a Solar PV Installation Professional or Board Certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, which is the gold standard for the industry.

Additional Resources
The Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator can help you see if solar is right for you.
The PVWatts Calculator can help you estimate the performance of potential installations. 
Visit TVA's Virtual Solar Education Area. 

Tips to help set you up for success.

Find frequently asked questions here.

We currently partner with TVA to offer the following renewable energy programs:

Green Switch
Customers who participate in the Green Switch program purchase "blocks" of renewable electricity from resources such as wind, solar and methane gas for as little as $2 a month. Each $2 ensures that 200 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy is added to TVA’s electricity mix so your family can enjoy clean, green energy at a low cost. Call us at 423-478-9341 to sign up and make a positive impact on tomorrow.

Green Flex
Green Flex is a TVA program that allows businesses and industries inside the Valley to buy in. When you buy Green Flex, you are able to make renewable energy claims, which allow you to show your customers and stakeholders that you are a supporter of regional green initiatives. The RECs purchased through the program are delivered to the Valley along with the renewable energy, and the cost of the RECs is added to your regular electricity bill.

Dispersed Power Program
TVA works directly with qualified producers with a qualified facility as determined by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, click here for more information about this program.

Green Power Providers
Green Power Providers offers technical support and incentives for homes and businesses that generate their own renewable energy. As of December 31, 2019, the program was discontinued to new applicants.

Reach out to Jeff Luther at 423-478-6266 or email for advice regarding solar installations or to learn more about programs facilitated by CU/TVA.