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
Education Through Demonstration
Healthy Communities Effectively Balance the Needs of People, Animals, Environment and Economics
Financial Sustainability Being Green Only Works When Its Out of the Red
Resilience Recognize and Address Changing Needs and Conditions Through Thoughtful Innovation