Join MREA for a Solar Celebration. Get your tickets today!

We're always looking for a good excuse to throw a party for our members and supporters, and we found a fun one. Please join us as we celebrate the relocation of our MREA Milwaukee office to Escuela Verde. We'll start the evening with drinks and lively conversation then tempt our taste buds with appetizers and dishes paired with beer from Central Waters Brewing Company. It's going to be delicious! We'll complete the night with tunes from DJ Amy Heart and a raffle including Wisconsin-made liquor, a portable SunJack solar charger, and more. You just might be the lucky winner...

How can you get involved?

Learn more on our Solar Celebration page.

We appreciate your participation and generous support to help us grow solar!


Solar Program Coordinator Vacancy Announcement

Would you like to be a part of the MREA team or know someone who would be a great fit?

If so, please take a look at the following vacancy MREA has for St. Paul, Minnesota:

Solar Program Coordinator

Apply today or forward the MREA job link to someone who you think would be interested! Applications due by September 7, 2015.


MREA Issues RFP for 100 kw Array

MREA is seeking proposals for construction and installation of an up to 100 kw array at our headquarters location in Custer, WI. MREA is interested in a mounting structure that can host The Clean Energy Car Show during The Energy Fair and potentially serve as a three season event space and provide sheltered storage.  

The array will be a great showcase system and visited anually by 30,000 people interested in clean energy. If your company is interested in showcasing your work on this high-visibility installation please see the full RFP here: 

For questions and additional information, please contact Doug Stingle at 715-592-6595 or


Introducing the Virtual Solar Power Hour!

The Solar Power Hourâ„ , our one-hour educational session for home, business, and farm owners, is now available online. Discover the benefits of solar energy for your home, small business, or farm from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This one-hour presentation discusses solar market trends, describes the basic components of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, outlines the process for installing solar PV, and introduces incentive options and economic benefits.

Visit the Virtual Solar Power HourSM today!


New Green Building Series this Fall

Building Energy Masters Series

NESEA Building Energy Masters Series

Photo credit: South Mountain Company

This fall, MREA is partnering with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to offer three online courses in their Building Energy Masters Series

Building Energy Analytics (Sept. 14 – Oct. 23)

Deep Energy Retrofits (Sept. 14 – Nov. 20)

Passive House in the Real World (Sept. 14 – Oct. 9)

NESEA works with HeatSpring, a Michigan-based online course provider, to deliver courses taught by industry experts. The MREA also partners with HeatSpring to offer Batteries in Solar PV Systems, a six-week course taught by long-time MREA instructor Chris LaForge. That course begins on August 31, and is approved for 12 NABCEP credits:

Batteries in Solar PV Systems (Aug. 31 - Oct 9)

View our fall course schedule and look for the “little pink house” icons - read more about these exciting new online courses, and register today!