The Midwest Renewable Energy Association provides affordable, high-quality training to help your organization expand its slate of renewable energy services and programs. Whether you are looking to train new hires, bring continuing education to your experienced staff, or train municipal inspectors, MREA offers customized solar training to meet your needs. We can provide aspiring professionals with the solar skills and credentials needed to compete in the new energy landscape. Training formats can include online, classroom training or lab classes at your site, in-person training at our facilities in Wisconsin or hybrid training, which combines online lecture courses with hands-on labs.
Customized Solar Training to Meet Your Needs:
We offer online contract training for groups of five or more at a 10% discount.
Students can work at their own pace as long as they complete by their assigned deadline so if you have a rainy day when install crews are grounded, they can work on their classes!
MREA can bring training to you if you have a group of 10 or more students and prefer a classroom experience.
Any of MREA’s lecture-based courses can be offered in the classroom. We also have a mobile training lab where we offer hands-on lab experiences for students without climbing up on a roof!
We can customize a training package including any of our current course offerings, but the most popularly contracted programs are:
- PV Associate Core Course Package: PV 101, 201, 202 (option to add on G 108, PV 220)
- Rise Up Intro to Electricity and Solar (in-person only)
Discover the convenience of our online contract training, and enjoy 10% off when you register groups of five or more. With our flexible online format, students have the freedom to work at their own pace, ensuring a comfortable and personalized learning experience. Rainy days or grounded install crews? No problem! They can continue their coursework and make progress toward their goals.
Experience the full PV Associate Core Course Package through our online training program. Your group can access all the essential classes required to confidently sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, right from the comfort of their home or office.
Does your team need to up-skill on an advanced solar topic, or need continuing education credits for state or NABCEP certifications? Choose from our online offerings that fit your needs.
MREA can bring training to you if you have a group of 10 or more students and prefer a classroom experience. Any of MREA’s lecture-based courses can be offered in the classroom. We also have a mobile training lab where we offer hands-on lab experiences for students without climbing up on a roof! Each training is priced individually based on course offerings, training schedule, travel expenses, and the cost of materials.
Additionally, you are welcome to register your group in any of our in-person and hands-on lab courses held at our campus at MREA in Custer, WI.
Choose from online, classroom, on-site lab, or hybrid training formats to meet your needs. We can customize a training package including any of our current course offerings, but the most popularly contracted programs are:
- PV Associate Core Course Package: PV 101, 201, 202 (option to add on G 108, PV 304 (in-person only), PV 220)
- Rise Up Intro to Electricity and Solar (in-person only): G 108, PV 100, PV 101, Site Visit
Continuing Education Credits
Many MREA courses are recognized for continuing education credits (CECs) by state licensing agencies, skilled and construction trade associations, and renewable energy credentialing organizations such as NABCEP.
“We were taught everything from how to read a wire to calculating the solar potential of a site to putting up a solar array. At the end of the training, I was ready for a job in the solar industry.”
— Levi Running, All-Weather Solar Installer
MREA Contract Training: Minnesota Department of Corrections
Past Contract Training Partners Include:
- Minnesota Department of Corrections
- IL Association of Electrical Inspectors
- National Park Service
- State of Indiana
- City of Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Community Service Corps
- Lac du Flambeau Tribal DNR
- National Latino Education Institute
- Safer Foundation
- Quad County Urban League
- Werner Electric
- University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Van Meter Electric Supply
- Zinniel Electric
- Heartland Community College
- Lawrence University
- Metropolitan Community College
- Half Moon Seminars
- Michigan Chapter of IAEI
- River Falls Municipal Utilities
- United Steel Workers
- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- Solar Power International Conference
- Oneida Nation
- Milwaukee County
- Focus on Energy
Ready To Upskill Your Team?
Each training is priced individually based on course offerings, training schedule, travel expenses, and the cost of materials. The MREA Training Team is happy to discuss your customized training needs, it is helpful if you come prepared with the following information:
Which MREA courses are you interested in offering?
How many students do you have and what is their experience level?
What will the training schedule be? Example: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Do you have a classroom we can use, or do we need to find one?
Do you have a group of students ready to go or will you be recruiting for the program?