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  October Speaker Meeting Video:


Monthly Guest Speaker

Join us at our monthly Guest Speaker and Board Meeting every 2nd Thursday of the month. Open to the public, attendance is free (there is a small cost for the provided food and drink).

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Description of presentation:

Utility customers interested in renewables are facing barriers.  In the South West, like Arizona and other states, rate payers find themselves up against prohibitive interconnection cost, expensive monthly meter fees, and some utilities even flat out deny connecting energy to the grid. Today's new technologies are allowing more and more individuals the choice to simply skip the grid; enjoy all the comforts of home and business, with no utility connection.  This presentation is for those interested in the convergence of renewable and energy efficient technologies that create power, store energy, power heat pumps, create air conditioning, power electric hot water systems and power cars to run over 300 miles.  The energy vision of tomorrow's self sustaining home is happening here today.


Mayflower Church (head downstairs)

106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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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

MRES needs YOU! Help lead Minnesota toward a more renewable future?

The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society, the state's longest running clean energy focused education non-profit, is seeking applicants for our board of directors.  This is a fantastic opportunity to become a greater part of the renewable community in Minnesota and make a sustantial impact in the future of our state.  Plus there's big things in the works, including:

  • 1 megawatt solar garden project
  • New website and outreach tools
  • Growing the solar boat regatta, renewable energy tour, and state fair events

Board members gain practical experience in planning and implementing programs, team work, development and implementation of current and new programs, and what it takes to maintain a valuable non-profit organization. You will have the opportunity to become a grassroots leader in the community, meet and work with like minded renewable energy enthusiasts, and develop targeted expertise.

Minnesota Solar Policies Class

September 24, 2015

2:00-4:00 PM

Mayflower Church

106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis MN 55419


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!