We’ve put together another round of Solar Group Buy Programs for 2018! Solar Group Buy Programs work with communities, home and business owners to help pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable. Through free educational “Power Hours” participants can learn about solar technology and the process of going solar, […]
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Start planning your Energy Fair workshop schedule based on your interests! Workshop categories include alternative construction/green building, biomass, clean transportation, community involvement & activism, educator, energy efficiency & conservation, financial, photovoltaics (solar electric), professional development, rainbow’s end (kid’s tent), solar professional, solar thermal, sustainable farm & garden, sustainable living, and wind systems. Workshops are included […]
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association wants to provide your community with no-cost assistance to foster solar development and advance renewable energy. Learn how we can help! Meet Eric Rehm, your Community’s SolSmart Advisor. SolSmart Program Background SolSmart is a national solar designation program recognizing cities, counties, and towns that foster development of mature local solar […]
MREA Releases Lineup for The 29th Annual Energy Fair this June “During the last two years [1986-1987] we have received over 20,000 letters from renewable energy producers and would be producers. We have seen, first hand, the enormous amounts of interest, energy and information within this group. We need to get together face to face, […]
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) is being recognized for 2018 Energy and Climate award from the Environmental Initiative for their Community Solar for Community Action (CS4CA) project. Working with RREAL, under the US DOE Solar in Your Community Challenge, the MREA co-authored the Leech Lake Case Study Report that analyzed the environmental, social and […]
Midwest Renewable Energy Association guides 14 higher educational teams through solar development process in new PV Development for Institutions Course With support from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (Award Number DE-EE0006910), the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) recently completed the first iteration of their new Photovoltaic (PV) Development for Institutions Course […]
It all started in 1990… Like many good things, the idea for The Energy Fair began in the kitchen after reading a call to action by Richard Perez in Home Power Magazine. Now in its 29th year, the Fair brings over 13,000 people together to learn about renewable energy and sustainable living, and connect with […]
IN-PERSON TRAINING: Come to the MREA for two weeks of PV training from the experts Located in Central Wisconsin, Custer is home to the MREA and our famous annual event, The Energy Fair. Aside from the 12,000 people that visit us every June, we also offer two full weeks of intense, accelerated classroom and hands-on […]
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association provides affordable, high-quality training to help your organization expand its slate of renewable energy services and programs. We will provide aspiring professionals in your organization with the solar skills and credentials needed to compete in the new energy landscape. The MREA offers customized training for businesses, community organizations, and schools. […]
MREA Offers Solar Technical Assistance With more than two decades of experience in solar energy projects, the MREA is now offering technical assistance to help institutions develop highest value, lowest cost solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Though financial performance of a PV project may exceed return requirements, it can still be challenging for institutions (e.g. municipalities, universities, […]