Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

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

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

Our Values: Above all else, we believe in:

  • 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 exampleEmbodying excellence and positivity
  • Honesty, science, and truth
  • And…perseverance.

Throughout the year, MRES presents renewable energy classes and workshops and events such as the Solar Boat Regatta, Minnesota Solar Tour, and the Eco Experience solar exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.

Dedication to Community: 
MRES is a member-run volunteer-operated non-profit organization dedicated to helping Minnesotans gain knowledge of and access to renewable energy technologies.


2928 5th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 308-4757
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Education & Training

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