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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, February 11, 2016

Description of presentation:

During this presentation, University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab Executive Director Ellen Anderson and Research Assistant Megan Butler will discuss the current work being done on Energy Storage in the state as well as how energy storage can fit into Minnesota’s future energy system. The talk will provide a broad overview of current applications for energy storage technology as well as how policy, technology, regulatory and market drivers affect the future of energy storage in Minnesota and how people can get involved in the new Minnesota Energy Storage Collaborative.


Mayflower Church (downstairs)

106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Click here for a Map

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 Board Candidates

The following are two board member candidate information.  MRES Members have received notice of the annual meeting ( where voting will occur (and optional electronic voting ballot if they are unable to attend).


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.

MRES Annual Fundraiser! October 15th


Come join MRES for our Annual Fall Fundraiser!

Enjoy a free Summit beer with your ticket and $2 per beer after that.  Enjoy delicious food, hang out with your fellow MRES members and special guests, listen to a live band, and enter to win great prizes.

This year's theme for the fundraiser is "Renew" - so come and renew your commitment to a sustainable and renewable energy future for all!

The fundraiser will be held at Summit Brewery on October 15th, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tickets at the door:

$20 for members
$25 non-members
$15 with student ID


Summit Brewery
910 Montreal Circle
St Paul, MN 55102


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.