FREE Energy Fair Tickets! April Fools! (But Advanced Tickets with discounted pricing are now available.)

NEW this year, we are offering discounted day and weekend passes when you purchase them before June 5. Take advantage of these great discounts, and buy your tickets today for this year’s Energy Fair, June 19-21, 2015.

Bonus: Volunteer or join as an MREA Member and get in FREE! Register to help as a volunteer or support the MREA as a member.

Reduced Rates:

1-Day Admission
Adult: $10 ($15 at the Gate)
Student with ID/Senior (65 and up): $8 ($10 at the Gate)
Youth (13-18): $8 ($10 at the Gate)
Evening Entertainment: $10
Youth 12 and under: FREE

Weekend Admission
Adult: $26 ($35 at the Gate)
Student with ID/Senior (65 and up): $15 ($20 at the Gate)
Youth (13-18): $15 ($20 at the Gate)
Youth 12 and under: FREE

More opportunities you’ll want to register for in advance include:  

Celebrate Father’s Day with us and treat your dad to something new this year! Any dad who comes to The Energy Fair with his child(ren) gets FREE admission on Sunday, June 21.


Call for 2015 Energy Fair Exhibitors!

Connect with thousands of new customers and build your relationship with returning customers at the largest and longest running energy and sustainable living event! Secure your spot; exhibitors sign-up today!

Take a look at The Energy Fair map to see spots that remain open. Red = Reserved     Black = Open

Sign up by April 30 to ensure that you are featured in The Energy Fair Program Guide (Annual Distribution: 20,000 and Growing). 

Spots are going quickly! Reserve yours while you still have the chance to be a part of The 26th Annual Energy Fair!

For questions, please contact Amiee Wetmore, 715-592-6595 ext. 115


Why wait? Begin your solar career with the MREA!

Have you been considering a career or certificate in the growing solar energy field? Take the first step! Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101) begins on Monday, April 6th. This four-week, self-paced, online course teaches the fundamentals of solar electricity, and is the prerequisite to nearly every other PV course we offer.

With recorded presentations and tutorials, interactive activities, a plethora of additional resources, and optional weekly webinars, you can learn at home or on-the-go, and participate when it fits YOUR schedule.

Upon completion, you can continue your solar education with PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201), PV System Design (PV 202), PV Sales and Finance (PV 203), and other courses - like PV and Solar Thermal Structural Considerations (PV-ST 411) or the PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301).

See our Course Schedule for more information, and register TODAY!


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!