Get Your NABCEP Credits and Learn "New Stuff!"

What do all renewable energy enthusiasts have in common? We love to learn new things, and use that knowledge to make our lives (and our world) better. Two intensive and amazingly thorough courses are available online this spring, and they’re both approved for NABCEP credits. These courses will NOT disappoint – “new stuff” galore! And you’ll be done before The Energy Fair begins.

  • PV and Solar Thermal Structural Considerations (PV-ST 411)
         April 27 - May 24
         Approved for 7 NABCEP CECs
  • Batteries in Solar PV Systems (offered in partnership with HeatSpring)
         May 11 - June 19
         Approved for 12 NABCEP CECs

Visit for more information and registration links. Contact if you have any questions. 


Energy Fair Program Guide and Advertising Deadline - April 30

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 or advertise your business in the Program Guide.

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


Save Money and Purchase Your Energy Fair Tickets Before June 5!

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.

Pre-Fair Guide released! View it today for a sneak peak of this year's Energy Fair.


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!