Steve Hansen Memorial Scholarship Deadline April 15th

For the last seven years, The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has honored educator Steve Hansen with their Steve Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Twenty-one hard working students have been awarded this scholarship, and this year’s deadline to submit an application is quickly approaching, April 15!

This scholarship is solely funded by donations. If you’d like to donate, please go to our donation page or call 715-592-6595.

Head to the Scholarship Page to learn more about Steve Hansen, the Steve Hansen Scholarship, or to download the scholarship application form.

 

MREA Trainings Offered During The Energy Fair

What better time to come to Custer for an MREA course than during The Energy Fair? Enjoy top-notch educational sessions during the day and stay for the evening entertainment at night. We’ll be offering the following courses in the Education Room of our headquarters during the weekend. Please register in advance.

 

PV Site Assessor Training available Online!

Due to high demand, the MREA will offer another session of PV 201: PV Site Assessor Training Online this spring. Whether you're a do-it-yourself homeowner, a current or aspiring PV professional, or a PV instructor, this course will show you how to do a solar site assessment at a residence or small business.

We'll cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure at the site. Participants will learn how to access and use online tools for solar resource analysis, PV system performance calculations, and available incentives.

This online course begins on Monday, May 12th and ends on Sunday, June 8th. Weekly recorded webinars are scheduled but not mandatory, and the course is self-paced with instructor interaction. MREA members receive $20 off the registration cost. Register today or contact jennyh@midwestrenew.org for more information.

 

Tickets are Online for The 25th Annual Energy Fair

Spring is in the air which means Summer Solstice isn't far away! Ticket sales for The 25th Annual Energy Fair are online now!

Be inspired by over 200 workshops, connect with exhibitors to make your green projects come to life, and celebrate 25 years of renewable energy and sustainable living with nearly 20,000 Energy Fair attendees, lively music, delicious food, solar brewed beverages, and so much more!

Share in the celebration of The 25th Annual Energy Fair by purchasing your tickets today.

 

Sign up for Extended Workshops at The 25th Annual Energy Fair

From learning how to build a wind turbine from scratch, to fulfilling your pre-requisites for a Permaculture Design Certificate, The 25th Annual Energy Fair will bring quality extended workshops taught by experts in the field.

Extended Workshop registration is now available. Limited seating available, so register today and reserve your spot!

 

It's not too late to sign up - Advertising and Exhibitor Space at The 25th Annual Energy Fair

Program Guide Advertising Opportunities
Connect with nearly 20,000 fair attendees through an advertisement in the Program Guide. The highly anticipated Program Guide will include The Energy Fair highlights such as keynotes, entertainment, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitors. Click here for advertising rates.
 
For questions or comments, please contact Gina Miresse, ginam@midwestrenew.org, or 715-592-6595 ext 113.
 
Exhibit at The 25th Annual Energy Fair
There are still booths available at The 25th Annual Energy Fair! Don’t miss your chance to attend the nation’s largest and longest running event of it's kind. As an exhibitor you will be able to connect with nearly 20,000 Energy Fair attendees over the course of three-days and network with local, regional, and national businesses. Booths are filling up fast, so visit www.midwestrenew.org/efex2014 for more information and to register today!

For questions or comments, please contact Ellie Jackson, elliej@midwestrenew.org, or 414-431-0904.

 

Save the Date: Move Some Earth Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014

Join us for this all-day event as we work to improve our demonstration site at ReNew the Earth Institute in scenic Custer, WI. Typical volunteer tasks include landscaping, clearing brush, preparing food for The Energy Fair, painting picnic tables, preparing the MREA garden, assisting with office work and Energy Fair promotion, and more!

We'll provide a tasty breakfast and lunch and conclude the day with dinner and drinks. The event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and happens rain or shine. Everyone is welcome. Bring gloves, tools, and outdoor work clothing.

To RSVP, call 715-592-6595, or email your name, address, and phone number to info@midwestrenew.org. See you there!