PV Development for Institutions Course: Empowering Campuses to Go Solar! This applied course will guide you through creating and implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) plans for your campus! Based on lessons learned from our pilot campuses and work with communities as part of our Grow Solar Partnership, the course will be hosted online with guided lessons, activities, and discussions […]
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MREA Solar Training Academy Dubuque, IA | Champaign, IL | Normal, IL | Twin Cities, MN | Milwaukee, WI $100 off registration by 11/17/17! Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with industry-leading solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment […]
Reserve your seat to see Tesla’s Chief Technical Officer, JB Straubel give his keynote address at The 28th Annual Energy Fair! The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) officially announced that Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Tesla JB Straubel will take to The Energy Fair’s main stage at 6:00pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to […]
Did you know the six foremost solar organizations in the U.S. are led by women? We are excited to have Erica Mackie, P.E. co-founder of GRID Alternatives as our Friday keynote speaker at The 28th Annual Energy Fair in Custer, WI, June 16-18. In 2001 Erica co-founded GRID Alternatives and as CEO has helped develop […]
Come to the MREA and learn the full PV design and installation process in our two-week face-to-face training series, from beginning to advanced: Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.12) – July 11 PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.10) – July 12 PV System Design (PV 202.07) – July 13-14 PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301.02) – July 17-20 NOTE: These courses are approved by the […]
Thank you to all of the MREA Members who voted in our Board of Directors Election. Congratulations are in order to the following board members who were reelected: Lissa Pawlisch, Pamela Ritger, Grace Fuhr, and Gary Dreier. We are also pleased to announce two new incoming board members: Sarah Mullkoff of the Michigan Energy Office, […]
We’d like to give a special thanks to long time MREA Board Member, MREA supporter, and renewable energy advocate, Ben Nusz for serving on our Board Of Directors since 2011. Ben has held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and recently served his full term as Vice President. Ben’s knowledge of the renewable energy industry, and passion […]
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Program Support Specialist will assist with the daily functions of the office and support MREA programs, especially The Energy Fair (Custer), The Minnesota Energy Fair, and MREA Trainings Program. This individual will also maintain the MREA front office, foyer, meeting rooms, and supply room. The position will direct and […]
Eric Rehm has joined the MREA as Solar Finance Manager. Eric will lead MREA’s efforts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota to help businesses define and grow investments in solar energy. Rehm will work closely with the MREA Grow Solar team to identify appropriate project finance strategies and model financial returns for partnering municipalities, universities, schools, […]
For nearly three decades, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has been training students for careers in renewable energy, and continually tweaking the curriculum to accommodate evolving trends and offer market relevant courses. The MREA has released its 2017 Training Catalog containing more solar PV progression courses due to high demand. Registration is now open for […]