Black Bear Solar Institute is a unique non-profit founded in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to demonstrate Healthy Community through public projects incorporating renewable energy, energy-efficient building technology, alternatively-fueled transportation and wildlife. 

 

Our Vision — Create affordable, inclusive, resilient communities designed to sustain physical, psychological and fiscal well-being

 

Our Mission — Research and demonstrate evolving concepts and technologies through a living laboratory of resilient communities that embody a healthy balance of human, animal, environmental and economic needs

 

Our Values —

 

Education Through Demonstration

 

Healthy Communities Effectively Balance the Needs of People, Animals, Environment and Economics

 

Financial Sustainability — Being Green Only Works When It’s Out of the Red

 

Resilience — Recognize and Address Changing Needs and Conditions Through Thoughtful Innovation

 

Purpose