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What's New at MRES?

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MRES Committee Meetings

Monthly committee meetings are open to all and led by members. Want to help? Just show up:

Advocacy 1st Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Curriculum/Training 4th Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Events 1st Tuesday 6:00-8:00pm

Finance/Fundraising 3rd Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Outreach 4th Monday 6:00–8:00pm

International 4th Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm

Recent MRES News, Stories, and Discussion

Eco Experience at the MN State Fair

August 27–September 7, 2015

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; Located in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue.

The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair is an indoor green space with lush rain gardens, an eco home, live entertainment, and cutting-edge displays on renewable energy, new fuels and vehicles, and organic farming. Perfect for do-it-yourselfers, techies, gardeners, and nature-lovers, the space features a children's area with fun for kids of all ages.

Space for Solar: Guidance for leasing land and roofs for community solar gardens

As Community Solar in Minnesota was being launched full throttle in the Fall of 2014, MRES was commissioned by the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association to develop guidance documents for parties that are participating in the development of community solar gardens (CSGs).

Solar 2015 Conference

Registration is now open for SOLAR 2015 – Expanding Horizons: Shaping the New Energy Economy — your opportunity to help determine new approaches and innovations, network with colleagues, and enrich your knowledge of solar energy. It's a conference created by solar enthusiasts and professionals for solar enthusiasts and professionals!

Solar Thermal Monitoring

Want to talk monitoring of solar thermal systems?  The solar thermal monitoring group is opening up it's meeting to everyone at the CERTs Conference in St Cloud next week! You must be registered to the conference to attend.

They will be meeting Tuesday March 10th at 8:00am in the lunch area behind the display booths. Coffee and Bagels will be available. They be discussing monitoring design, data metrics and standards.

Please contact for more information!

Business Member Highlight: Silicon Energy

Silicon Energy is excited to ramp up production of the high-efficiency Voyageur PV module with wattages of 275W and higher.  The Voyageur stands apart from other Made in MN solar products through the durability of double-glass construction with a 30-year power warranty.  The 60-cell design using US-made, monocrystalline cells and robust aluminum frame offers compatibility with microinverters, DC optimizers, and widely available racking systems for maximum installation flexibility.