Green Tier Legacy Meeting on August 31

The Green Tier Legacy Community invites your Wisconsin municipality to participate in its quarterly steering committee meeting on Monday, August 31, from noon to 4 pm at the MREA headquarters in Custer. To date, there are 12 Legacy Communities, from Appleton to Eau Claire to Sheboygan.

The day's agenda includes an overview of resources available on, tools for local governments to help create viable solar markets, a discussion of PACE solar financing, and a knowledge exchange with Minnesota GreenStep Cities. See the full agenda here, and register today.

Lunch will be provided as well as a tour of MREA's solar and wind‬ energy systems. Visit for additional information about Green Tier Wisconsin.


Solar Program Coordinator Vacancy Announcement

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 vacancy MREA has for St. Paul, Minnesota:

Solar Program Coordinator

Apply today or forward the MREA job link to someone who you think would be interested!


MREA Issues RFP for 100 kw Array

MREA is seeking proposals for construction and installation of an up to 100 kw array at our headquarters location in Custer, WI. MREA is interested in a mounting structure that can host The Clean Energy Car Show during The Energy Fair and potentially serve as a three season event space and provide sheltered storage.  

The array will be a great showcase system and visited anually by 30,000 people interested in clean energy. If your company is interested in showcasing your work on this high-visibility installation please see the full RFP here: 

For questions and additional information, please contact Doug Stingle at 715-592-6595 or 


New Green Building Series this Fall

Building Energy Masters Series

NESEA Building Energy Masters Series

Photo credit: South Mountain Company

This fall, MREA is partnering with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to offer three online courses in their Building Energy Masters Series

Building Energy Analytics (Sept. 14 – Oct. 23)

Deep Energy Retrofits (Sept. 14 – Nov. 20)

Passive House in the Real World (Sept. 14 – Oct. 9)

NESEA works with HeatSpring, a Michigan-based online course provider, to deliver courses taught by industry experts. The MREA also partners with HeatSpring to offer Batteries in Solar PV Systems, a six-week course taught by long-time MREA instructor Chris LaForge. That course begins on August 31, and is approved for 12 NABCEP credits:

Batteries in Solar PV Systems (Aug. 31 - Oct 9)

View our fall course schedule and look for the “little pink house” icons - read more about these exciting new online courses, and register today!