Save the Date for Move Some Earth Day, Saturday, May 2

The snow is starting to melt, and we are anxiously preparing our land for The Energy Fair, eager to feel spring upon us. There is much work to do, and once again we will be holding Move Some Earth Day in hopes of accomplishing everything in the company of new and old friends.
Please join us on Saturday, May 2 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, preparing mailings and Energy Fair promotion, and more.
We'll provide a light breakfast and tasty 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. Feel free to join us for the entire day, one hour, or anything in between. Everyone is welcome. Bring gloves, rakes, tools, and outdoor work clothing.
We'll enter the first 30 people who RSVP into a drawing to WIN A SOLAR OVEN, generously donated by Thomas Hallquist. To RSVP, call 715-592-6595, or email your name, address, and phone number to We thank you in advance for your help!


It’s almost spring, and recertification is in the air! NABCEP credits available in March: 2014 NEC Update for PV online (4 hours)

Do you need NABCEP credits for recertification? Are you a current or aspiring PV installer or designer? Are you getting ready to take an exam? Are you a code geek? All of these are great reasons to enroll in our 2014 NEC Update for PV online course this month.  

NABCEP PV Installation Professionals are required to take six hours of NEC training every three years, and electricians/inspectors also need continuing education credits. We’re here to help! This course has been approved for four NABCEP code CECs, and is also approved with the Wisconsin DSPS for electrical licenses.

This course is held via live webinars on two Thursday evenings (March 19 and 26), and costs only $90 for MREA members.  

NABCEP-Certified PV Installation Professional and Master Electrician Julie Brazeau will discuss changes made to the 2014 NEC. Topics covered include:

  • Reorganization of Article 690
  • Changes made with regard to definitions, labeling, voltage limits, and grid interconnection requirements
  • “Rapid Shutdown”

Enroll online or by calling the MREA at 715-592-6595.


Take Advantage of Advertising in The Energy Fair Program Guide

This June, around 15,000 people interested in renewable energy and sustainable living will be showing up at The Energy Fair and turning to the Program Guide to make connections and get the information they need to make educated purchases. Even more readers will be referencing the Program Guide online to find installers, equipment, energy efficiency products, garden tools, etc. to make their home or business more sustainable.

Reach your target audience by advertising in one of the leading energy education event publications in the Midwest. Since 1990, The Energy Fair has educated consumers about the newest products and services available. Our readers need to know about your business!

If you want to do business with MREA Members and students, Energy Fair attendees, and top industry professionals and stakeholders, there is no better way to reach them than advertising in The Energy Fair Program Guide.

Year after year, Energy Fair exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters tell us about the numerous connections made during the event. From securing new and repeat business to creating a referral base, we can provide the exposure and networking opportunities that help strengthen your relationships within the industry.  Join us today!

Purchase your ad in The Energy Fair Program Guide.

For more information, visit our advertising webpage or contact Gina Miresse at 715-592-6595 ext.113.