Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

A nonprofit organization

$4,436 raised by 32 donors

30% complete

$15,000 Goal

Got climate anxiety? Fast forward MN towards a low-carbon future— Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) invites all Minnesotans to adopt clean energy solutions that conserve resources and reverse global warming. Founded in 1979, MRES is a nonprofit serving the citizens of Minnesota as a catalyst to equitably advance a sustainable low-carbon society and a renewable energy economy for all through education, leadership and example.

MRES is a networking hub—In its 44-year history, MRES has cultivated a reputation for honesty and integrity among solar enthusiasts, renewable energy industry professionals and an environmentally conscious general public, where learners, practitioners, and advocates of all ages exercise a shared enthusiasm for clean energy at home, in their communities and within state and national forums. 

Experience the MRES world—                                                            

Annual Events:

Eco Experience — Exhibits at the MN State Fair! Connect to the Sun.

Solar Boat Regatta — Register a team! The 32nd Annual Solar Boat Regatta will be held May 18th, 2024 on Lake Riley in Eden Prairie.

 Sustainability Tour — The in-person and virtual tour showcases homes and businesses that feature solar installations, energy efficiency and storage solutions, water-saving landscapes, universal design and much more.

Monthly Activities: 

Speaker Series — Hear from pros in the field—talks and Q&As that we record and upload to a YouTube library, free to the public. 

 Solar Flare —  Our newsletter informs readers about upcoming MRES programs, current issues and future trends in the renewable energy arena. 

 Community Outreach: 

Solar United Neighbors — MRES partners with SUN to offer Minnesotans rooftop solar at lower group buy prices. 

Community Solar Gardens — MRES is developing three community solar installations to benefit qualifying households.

Student Internships — MRES offers post-secondary students immersive work experiences that advance their personal and career objectives. 

Tabling — MRES volunteers educate audiences at events across the state through conversations, exhibits and informational resources. 

By supporting MRES you help create a sustainable world. Your financial contribution enables and grows the organization and its program. 

Thank you! 

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Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

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2928 5TH AVE S
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408-2412



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