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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 vacancies:
1. Site Manger: Vacancy Announcement
2. IT Administrator: Vacancy Announcement
Apply today or forward the MREA job links to someone who you think would be interested!
September 6-9, 2016
Learn all about wind energy at our upcoming training week! Come to the MREA and practice advanced climbing and repair skills. Join our expert instructors Jenny Heinzen and Brandon Naylor for high-quality, affordable training.
MREA is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,000 member companies in 40 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes like MREA’s.
MREA is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this nonprofit network through their annual contributions. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which MREA can look to for support.
Our next round of online solar courses starts August 8! Take your solar training to the next level or learn the basics with our leading instructors, online at your own pace:
8/15 - 9/11: PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201) Online
8/29 - 9/25: Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.06) Online
9/12 - 11/6: PV System Design (PV 202) Online
9/12 - 9/25: 2014 NEC Update for PV (PV 614) Online
Join people across the state of Wisconsin on Saturday, October 1, 2016, to tour homes and businesses who will be opening their doors to demonstrate and share strategies for energy-efficiency and renewable energy. See the sites registered for the 2016 tour.
I always learn a lot by talking with people at these events. It’s a privilege for me to try to help spread the word about green energy and a greener way of life. -Solar Tour Host, Bob McCallister, UW-Rock County
The 7 keynote videos from The Energy Fair are now on YouTube! This year's videos feature improved sound and video quality.
Or, link directly to each speaker's video:
- Nomi Prins, acclaimed financial expert & author
- John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
- J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy
- Mike Hornitschek, Director of Strategic Development, StraightUpSolar
- Sandrine Mubenga, Engineer and CEO of SMIN Power Group
- Tony Schultz, organic farmer and owner of Stoney Acres Farm
- Tim Wilhelm, professor at Kankakee Community College
A record number of NABCEP approved continuing education credits (CECs) were obtained by solar professionals at MREA’s 27th Annual Energy Fair. Over 180 solar professionals took advantage of free educational sessions over the duration of the Fair. Thanks to sponsors WERNER Electric (WI and MN), and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, the MREA was able to provide 25 course options lead by the industry’s top manufacturers and distributors for a total of 504 hours of CECs completed, three times the amount of CECs than last year.
Roger Garton, Technical Director at the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), is a recent NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional. Garton has been participating in the Fair for seven years and says, “The MREA Energy Fair is the largest gathering of knowledge and access to professional educators anywhere in the Midwest. ”Garton who in addition to exhibiting at the Fair also volunteers in the Silent Auction comments, “To have so many training options to choose from and the ability to attain NABCEP
credits at an event this affordable is almost unheard of in the solar industry today.”