Upcoming Events

October 15-17, 2019

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis MN

Registration is now open for ACEEE’s 2019 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource (EER). This biennial event is widely regarded as the premier US conference on energy efficiency as a utility system resource.

kayaking in Minneapolis - EER
October 21-22, 2019

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN

MnSEIA is pleased to announce its sixth annual MnSEIA Gateway to Solar Conference.  This Minnesota industry-led solar trade group conference focuses on growing the solar industry in Minnesota. 


MnSEIA Gateway to Solar 2019 conference
October 21-November 17, 2019

This eight-hour course demonstrates how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business, using the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template.

October 23, 2019 | 9:30am-9pm

Koda Energy LLC, 975 3rd Ave W, Shakopee MN 55379

Learn how industrial and commercial heating and power is achievable utilizing biomass feedstocks by touring four of the Midwest's most innovative facilities combusting biomass for heat and/or power.

This event offers an opportunity to engage with energy professionals and learn more about capabilities and growth in this sector.

wood pellets burning
October 29-November 19, 2019 | 5pm-7pm

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued a Request for Comments on planned new rules governing passenger vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other air pollutants. This rulemaking is referred to as the Clean Cars Minnesota Rule and is intended to reduce GHG and other harmful air pollutant emissions from passenger vehicles by adopting the Low-Emission Vehicle and Zero-Emission Vehicle standards adopted by the California Air Resources Board, as allowed under section 177 of the Clean Air Act.

Pictures of clean cars and people using them next to the words "clean cars mn"
November 4-24, 2019

This self-paced, online course uses a combination of recorded presentations, resources, assignments, quizzes, and live webinars to cover battery-based PV system components, from modules and array configurations to batteries, charge controllers, and inverters.

November 11-December 15, 2019

This eight-hour course teaches the basics of solar electricity. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, compare and contrast different PV system types, identify necessary components and understand the best applications for (and limitations of) each system type. Other topics include evaluating the solar window, investigating energy efficiency recommendations, and researching system costs.

November 12, 2019 | 12:30pm-4:30pm

Hamline University, Klas Center, Kay Fredricks Room, 1537 W. Taylor Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104

Massive investments in urban development are being made in Minnesota and the Twin Cities region, which presents a unique opportunity to strengthen our communities and make them more resilient. Join Environmental Initiative to discuss barriers and opportunities to changing our approach to urban development so it is both equitable and regenerative.

November 12-16, 2019 | generally 9-5pm

McNamara Alumni Center (Minnesota Room), 200 Oak Street, Minneapolis MN 55455

Get advanced building science training and become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT).

training in classroom
December 2-22, 2019

This four-hour, online course is designed to provide current and aspiring technicians an understanding of the periodic maintenance required to ensure optimal energy production over the lifetime of a solar electric (PV) system. Participants will review the components in a PV system, learn what’s expected in a six- and twelve-month checkup, and explore tools that can be used to find existing and potential problem areas through a combination of recorded presentations, resources, quizzes, and live webinars.

January 11-March 14, 2020

Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with industry-leading solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

February 25, 2020

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago IL

This dynamic one-day event hosted by ACEEE will explore how energy efficiency and clean energy are increasing rural prosperity.

Rural Energy Conference
February 26-28, 2020

Chicago IL

Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. 

presenters from Midwest Energy Solutions Conference