KUB Community Solar

KUB is introducing Knoxville's first community solar array, in partnership with TVA and the City of Knoxville. Community solar is a way for KUB customers to support local solar projects and subscribe to the benefits of a shared solar array.

How it Works 

  • KUB owns, operates, and maintains the 1-megawatt shared community solar array.
  • Customers sign up for a portion of the array through a monthly subscription 
  • Subscribers are credited back a portion of their subscription fee based on the renewable energy produced each month.

The Benefits of Community Solar

Supports Local Solar: By participating in a shared array, Community Solar programs allow participants to work together to support local solar projects in our community.

Increases Access to Solar: Community Solar programs don’t require any equipment to be installed at the customer’s home or business, which makes it a great option for customers who may be unable to install solar panels at their homes or businesses.

Helps the Environment: By subscribing to KUB Community Solar, you're helping lower your carbon footprint and reducing the amount of energy needed from traditional generation sources.

Program Details

KUB Community Solar will launch in spring of 2023, with $5 shares available for residential and commercial customers. 

For one share: 

  • Customers will pay a $5 set monthly fee 
  • Customers will receive an average of $3.61 in monthly credits*
  • Approximately 640 kwh of solar energy will be generated annually
  • Each share helps avoid the same amount of emissions as recycling 314 pounds of waste per year.

*Don't need your credit? Subscribers can opt to donate their credit to Project Help emergency heating assistance program. You will still be able to claim the renewable energy attributes of your subscription.

About Our Solar Array

KUB’s 1-megawatt community solar array came online in January 2023. KUB partnered with the City of Knoxville to locate the solar array on 3 acres of land at the City’s Public Works facility, converting an otherwise unusable, former industrial site into the home of Knoxville’s first community solar array.

The array will produce on average 1.36-gigawatt hours of solar energy per year, or enough to power around 100 homes. Renewable energy generation from KUB’s community solar array will help avoid approximately 964 metric tons of CO2e emissions per year, which is equal to saving more than 100,000 gallons of gasoline.

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