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MREA is honored to have such an intelligent, energetic group serve on its Board of Directors:
We’d also like to congratulate Laura West, who was appointed, but is unable to serve at this time.
To read the Board Member bios and learn more about attending meetings, visit our Board of Director’s page.
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.
We still have a few seats left for the trainings happening before and after the Solar Powering Minnesota Conference in Minneapolis/St. Paul. See the options below and register to enhance your Solar Powering Minnesota experience!
March 5, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN
Solar PV Site Assessor Training
March 6, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN
IAEI Inspecting PV Systems
March 6, 2014 – St. Paul, MN
PV 405.02 Advancements in PV
March 6, 2014 – St. Paul, MN
PV 703.01 PV Program Development
March 7-8, 2014 – St. Paul, MN
PV 203.01 PV Sales and Finance
March 8, 2014 – St. Paul, MN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
We've been busy adding new courses to our calendar to meet the requests of our members. Check out the latest additions:
- PV 101.04 Basic PV
- PV 604.01 Inspecting PV Systems
- PV 201.02 PV Site Assessor Training
- PV 203.02 PV Sales and Finance
- PV 101.03 Basic PV Online
We will also be offering courses before and during The Energy Fair. Watch our course schedule for registration links coming soon:
- PV 606.03 Inspecting PV Systems
- G 104.01 Building Wiring Best Practices for Ease of Wiring and Low EMF
- PV 212.01 PV Fire Safety
- PV 614.01 2014 NEC PV Update
- PV 208.01 Electric Vehicle Charging
- GB 104.01 Advanced Natural Building: A Systems Approach
MREA and Sustainable Stockton’s March film showing will be Gasland. "When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."
You’re invited to watch the movie for free on Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. It will take place at MREA’s headquarters in Custer, and free popcorn will be provided. (Join us again in April for Gasland II.)
Join us Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 for Solar Powering Illinois at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Presented by the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) and the MREA. Illinois conference partners include Environmental Law and Policy Center, and the Illinois State University Center for Renewable Energy.
The Solar Powering Minnesota and Illinois conferences will bring together utilities, policy makers, lenders, developers & contractors, local governments, and training & workforce development professionals. Topics covered at the conferences include value of solar, financing, renewable portfolio standards, incentives, utility programs, permitting, interconnection, storage, and community solar gardens. Stay tuned for more information on pre and post conference trainings on PV Site Assessment, PV Technical Sales, and courses for inspectors.
Please visit www.growsolar.org for more information.
Pre-Fair Program Guide Advertising Opportunities
Connect early with nearly 20,000 fair attendees through an advertisement in the Pre-Fair Program Guide, which will be distributed in April to MREA Members, Energy Fair Exhibitors, Sponsors, and other MREA allies. The highly anticipated Pre-Fair Program Guide will include The Energy Fair highlights such as workshops, demonstrations, and early bird exhibitors. Click here for advertising rates.
For questions or comments, please contact Gina Miresse, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 414-431-0904.