MINNEAPOLIS, MN – This month, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association is launching a Minnesota series of Solar Power Hours – a one-hour informational sessions about solar energy for your home or business. The series will feature over a dozen presentations throughout the summer in communities around the state, with a focus on the Twin Cities area. […]
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Big thanks to everyone who took part in an incredible weekend in Custer, Wisconsin! We are grateful to all the volunteers, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, keynote speakers, and attendees who made this event possible. Here’s to a bright summer, and we’ll see you September 8-10 in Saint Paul, MN! Stay tuned for a more extended recap of the […]
At the 28th Annual Energy Fair, the MREA announced the new Driving on Sunshine campaign to fund a 20kW solar canopy for our newly built electric vehicle charging demonstration and training lab. Learn more about the Driving on Sunshine campaign and contribute at our IndieGoGo page. MREA’s demonstration site in Custer, WI features a 480V […]
Focus on Energy has been helping fund a variety of renewable energy projects at customer and business locations since 2001. These opportunities range from solar rooftop systems at customer homes or businesses to large wind and biogas energy projects. Thanks to growing customer interest, numerous small to medium-sized independent businesses in Wisconsin have become involved […]
MREA is thrilled to support the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a new $5 million prize competition from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. It aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income (LMI) households; state, local, and tribal governments; and non-profit organizations. MREA will be among the consultants that support dozens of […]
This winter, the MREA was excited to launch six student internships across three Midwestern states. The internships, which partner with universities and solar contracting firms in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, are providing opportunities for students to apply their MREA training in PV site assessment, design, and sales, to real world projects. In Wisconsin, the MREA […]
To show thanks for our members, we’re offering a discount on Lifetime Membership, now through Valentine’s Day, February 14. Sign up or upgrade to a Lifetime Membership to receive $50 off Individual MREA Lifetime Membership or $100 off Family MREA Lifetime Membership: $500 $450 – Individual Lifetime Membership $750 $650 – Family Lifetime Membership Enjoy free admission to The WI […]
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Solar Endowment project, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has started 2017 with a (solar) bang! In January, the Solar Endowment began creating a web-based Solar Project Financial Simulator for tax-exempt entities to model and compare financial performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) investments. Using institution-specific values, users […]
EAU CLAIRE, WI – The Solar Chippewa Valley Group Buy, a local purchasing program to lower the costs of going solar for homeowners and commercial business owners, has wrapped up with the second-highest installation total for any solar group buy in the state. The program, which took place from August to December, helped 31 Chippewa Valley home and […]
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is seeking qualified firms to submit proposals for the design, procurement, and installation of new, residential or commercial, direct-owned photovoltaic systems at a per-watt price lower than the typical, single solar electric installation. The group buy is being led by Midwest Renewable Energy Association. The goal of the group buy […]