Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

MRES is a member-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Minneapolis in 1978 and incorporated in Minnesota in 1979 to promote the use of, and to engage in advocacy for, renewable energies in Minnesota through education and through the demonstration of practical applications. MRES is involved in education, awareness, and advocacy efforts for all forms of renewable energy, with a particular emphasis on solar technologies.

Our Mission

To advance a sustainable society and a renewable energy economy through education, leadership, and example.

Our Vision

To be a key catalyst in advancing solar energy and in transforming Minnesota's energy landscape to embrace efficiency and sustainability.

Our Values

Planning for the long term in order to preserve the commons for future generations; Equitable access to renewable energy for all; Effecting change through education and example; Embodying excellence and positivity; Honesty, science, and truth; And…perseverance.

2017 MRES Board of Directors

MRES Board members are elected each December to begin in January of the following year. MRES elected Board member terms are three years in length. MRES appointed board member terms are one year in length. The board has the power to appoint four 1 year term positions a year. The Executive Committee consists of MRES Board Officers and meets on an as-needed basis. To nominate yourself or another person for the MRES Board of Directors, contact us. If you have questions about Board membership, please contact MRES at (612) 308-4757 or hello@mnrenewables.org.