Reaching the community through advocacy, education and awareness


Our Mission

MRES is a catalyst, advancing a sustainable society and a renewable energy economy for all through education and leadership.



Add your home to the upcoming Sustainable Home Tour


It's State Fair showtime!

MRES is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Volunteers educate curious fair-goers about MRES and solar energy in Minnesota.  If you are passionate about renewable energy and are interested in connecting with the public, we would love your help!

Sign up for a 4-hour shift and receive a FREE admission ticket to the Fair:


MRES has partnered with Solar United Neighbors

to help bring solar energy to more communities in Minnesota.

Monthly Speaker Series

Thursday, August 16th at Mayflower Church

Networking: 5:30-6:00pm

Speaker: 6:00-7:00pm



Mike LaFleur

PV Business Development



Solar energy is a powerful tool in the fight against poverty, and it can become a powerful tool for community action agencies. In partnership with community action agencies across the country, RREAL has been delivering solar energy to low-income communities.

We are forging a new, nationally relevant model of low-income energy assistance that is fiscally responsible and environmentally appropriate. Come learn about model programs that are successfully integrating solar energy into the energy assistance and weatherization community. Come learn about efforts to fight energy poverty with solar power!

About the Presenter

Mike has a passion for work that is worth doing. After 25 years in telecommunications and 10 years in Oil & Gas, Mike has finally made his way to REAL Solar. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering, he is a NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate, an MREA Certified Site Assessor and is really happy to help people take the steps that will help them cut their energy costs and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Mike loves singing, swimming and long drives around the upper midwest. 

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Join forces with your neighbors to bring solar to your community!

Thank you to our sustaining Business Members