The MREA’s Twin Cities office opened in fall 2015 and works with Minnesota contractors, organizations, and other local partners to expand PV development in the state, educate consumers, and offer professional training opportunities. Since the office opened, we have reached over 1,000 Minnesota residents through public education sessions and deployed over 100 kW of solar. This work is funded by the US Department of Energy’s Rooftop Solar Challenge Grant.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
1400 Van Buren St NE #200
Minneapolis, MN 54413
The Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN
September 9-10, 2017
September 8 – Pre-Fair Solar Professional Day
Harriet Island Park, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Celebrate clean energy and sustainable living in St. Paul! For the first time, The Energy Fair is coming to the Twin Cities, September 9-10, 2017. Join us for a weekend of interactive workshops, exhibitors, live music, inspiring keynotes, family fun, great local food, and more. Come together to learn new skills, build community, and take action towards a more sustainable future. Workshops and exhibits are FREE and open to the public. All-access and event information at: http://TheEnergyFair.org.
Solar Power Hour Series
Join us for a free education session about solar energy options in Minnesota! This summer 2017, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association is partnering with municipalities and neighborhoods around the state to provide information on solar energy to residents.
Topics will include residential solar, community solar, and solar for your business. We’ll discuss financial considerations, available incentives, and how to go about selecting the right installer. Find out what you need to know to get started. See full list of events and learn more at http://www.growsolar.org/mn/.
Solar Training Academy
The Minnesota office supports the Solar Training Academy – Twin Cities in partnership with Werner Electric and the Neighborhood Energy Connection. A series of weekend classes from January to May, the Solar Training Academy provides students with professional solar training from beginning to advanced levels.
Solar University Network
Working under the US Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pathways Initiative, the Minnesota office has partnered with the University of Minnesota and other Midwestern universities as part of a multi-campus effort to define pathways for higher education institutions to invest in and deploy solar.