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C U ST E R ,

W IS C O N S IN

JUNE

16-18, 2017

PROGRAM GUIDE FEATURING: 250+ WORKSHOPS / 200+ EXHIBITS / KEYNOTES /

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW / LIVE MUSIC / & MORE!

SAVE THE DATE: THE ENERGY FAIR IN ST. PAUL, MN!

SEPT. 9-10 WITH SOLAR PROFESSIONAL DAY SEPT. 8.

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MREA STAFF

Welcome to The 28th Annual Energy Fair!

ADAM MEHR Certificate Program Manager

It has been a while since we talked. We missed you. And, we have a lot to catch up on.

ALLISON LINDQUIST Events Director AMIEE WETMORE Operations Director CINDY MALCOLM Program Support Specialist DEVON CUPERY Engagement Manager ELIZABETH SPRY Events Assistant ERIC REHM Solar Finance Manager GINA MIRESSE Development Director GRETA LADENTHIN Office Administrator JANE COWAN Market Research Coordinator JENNY HEINZEN Training Programs Coordinator JIM KOTSONIS Systems Analyst JULIE BRAZEAU Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator KAITLYN KOHL Communications Coordinator KRISTEN YEAGER Marshfield Clinic - Americorps, Volunteer Coordinator LEON DULAK Site Manager MARK STULTZ IT Administrator NICK HYLLA Executive Director PETER MURPHY Solar Program Manager SANDY CRAWFORD Bookkeeper

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If you are reading this, it’s likely that you are looking to do good things, maybe installing solar on your place of business. It is likely that you are working to make a difference, maybe helping community leaders understand the economic benefits of investing in a local farmers’ market. It is likely that you are looking to vote with your money by supporting local businesses that care about the people in their supply chain. And, it is likely that you are looking to have an earnest conversation about how we can work towards a more compassionate, just, healthy, and hopeful place to live. We miss these enlightened conversations. Let’s face it; this last year has been a little depressing. The election was difficult. Good people can argue about the outcome but it is hard to argue about the tone and content. The crassness, outright lies, hateful speech, divisiveness, and fear mongering was beneath us. It is hard to imagine that a single person came out of the election more educated on the important issues of our time. We will not let this be the new normal. We are better than this. As it relates to our mission “to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration,” we are gravely concerned about how many newly elected and appointed officials treat these topics. Do they not know that one out of every 25 new US jobs over the last year was in the solar industry? Do they not know of the tremendous economic benefits of clean energy development? Do they not know that more solar and wind was installed in the US over the last two years than any other source of electricity? Do they not know that we are in a global race for national dominance in clean tech manufacturing? Some may know this yet they do the bidding of more deep-pocketed special interests. Some may not know it at all. Either way, we need to let them know we are paying attention, and that these issues will define how we vote, what we buy, and where we invest. To do this, we need earnest conversation. We need to organize. We need to grow our networks. We need to speak up. And, we need to act. Please take this year’s event as a time to tool up and get energized. We’ve worked hard to pack this year’s Energy Fair with workshops, exhibits, events, and people to help you become more empowered and more engaged. It is our intention that you leave this year as motivated as we are to make sure we continue our tremendous progress in clean energy and sustainable living. Rise Up! Nick Hylla, MREA Executive Director


Contents MINNESOTA ENERGY FAIR......................................1, 102-103 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR .................................................. 2 FAIR SPONSORS...................................................................... 4 ADMISSION & VOLUNTEERING .............................................. 5 BUSES & SHUTTLES ................................................................6-7 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS...........................................................8-11 MUSICAL GUESTS ............................................................12-14 DON’T MISS EVENTS ........................................................16-17 MREA’S PV + EV CAMPAIGN .............................................. 19 AREAS OF INTEREST .........................................................24-27 FAIR FOOD .......................................................................28-31 WORKSHOP DIRECTORY ...................................................... 33 EXTENDED WORKSHOPS .................................................34-35 3RD ANNUAL SOLAR INSTRUCTOR SUMMIT .......................... 36 SOLAR PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS .............................38-40 FACES OF THE FAIR .............................................................. 42 ADVERTISER INDEX ............................................................... 43 WORKSHOP GUIDE ..........................................................44-74 ENERGY FAIR MAP ............................................................... 57

Board of Directors ALISSA KARL Alverno College BOB HATTIER Alternative Currents ELIZABETH HITTMAN - PRESIDENT Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability GARY DREIER - FINANCIAL OFFICER First Law Group, S.C. GRACE FUHR - VICE PRESIDENT Historic Milwaukee JENNIFER MARTIN - SECRETARY Illinois Green Economy Network JOHN KIVLIN Convergence Energy LISSA PAWLISCH University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension MARK KLEIN Gimme Shelter Construction

FAIR SCHEDULE (GRID) ...................................................58-63 WORKSHOP BY INSTRUCTOR ..........................................76-77 EXHIBITORS ALPHABETICALLY ........................................78-93

MEGAN LEVY Wisconsin State Energy Office NICK HYLLA Executive Director, MREA

EXHIBITORS BY CATEGORY ............................................94-97 EXHIBITORS BY LOCATION ...........................................98-100 ABOUT MREA ...............................................................104-111 MREA MEMBERSHIP .....................................................106-107 MREA TRAINING SCHEDULE........................................110-111 SURVEY.........................................................................115-116

PAM RITGER Clean Wisconsin SARAH MULLKOFF Michigan Energy Office STANLEY MINNICK Organic Valley

The Energy Fair Disclaimer

The MREA does not endorse any specific products or services. Opinions expressed by presenters and exhibitors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association or its board of directors. The Energy Fair schedule is subject to change.

FAIR HOURS:

FRI - SAT: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. SUN: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The Energy Fair Program Guide

is part of a semiannual publication entitled ReNews. It is published by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. BIG THANKS to all of our Volunteer Photographers!

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS GIGAWATT SPONSORS

MEGAWATT SPONSORS

KILOWATT SPONSORS

WATT SPONSORS:

GRASSROOTS SPONSORS:

PARTNERS

ARCH ELECTRIC / CENTRAL BOILER / CHARNECKE TENTS, INC. / CURRENT ELECTRIC CO. / FOLSOM LABS / GIMME SHELTER CONSTRUCTION, INC. / INOVATEUS SOLAR / KICKAPOO COFFEE ROASTERS / NATURE’S PATHWAYS MAGAZINE / OUTBACK POWER TECHNOLOGIES / PANASONIC / RAW REVOLUTION / SIERRA CLUB- JOHN MUIR CHAPTER / XCEL ENERGY

COLECTIVO COFFEE / CROCKET SEPTIC / EMY J’S CAFE / MADISON COLLEGE / MILWAUKEE SHINES / PACE WISCONSIN / PEACE COFFEE / STEEP & BREW INC. / TAPUAT KOMBUCHA / WISCONSIN CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND UW-STEVENS POINT COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES / WISCONSIN ENERGY CONSERVATION CORP.

AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY (ASES) / AMHERST COMMUNICATIONS / CENTRAL RIVERS FARMSHED / CENTRAL WATERS BREWING CO. / CENTRAL WISCONSIN HOLISTIC FAMILIES / INTERNATIONAL BANK OF AMHERST / ISTHMUS PUBLISHING/ K&M SALES AND SERVICE INC. / MIDWEST ENERGY NEWS / NATURAL AWAKENINGS / PORTAGE COUNTY BREASTFEEDING COALITION / SMALL WIND CONFERENCE / THE PROGRESSIVE / TOMORROW RIVER COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL / WISCONSIN FARMERS UNION

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Custer, WI TICKETS Adult Weekend Pass.......................$35 Senior (65+) / Student Weekend Pass.................................$20 Youth (13-18) Weekend Pass........$20 Adult 1-Day Pass.............................$15 Senior (65+) / Student Day Pass....$10

Be hardcore!

Volunteer for 12+ hrs.

Youth (13-18) Day Pass..................$10 Entertainment Evening Pass...........$10 (after 5p.m.) Entertainment included with day and weekend passes.

Free Entry For: MREA MEMBERS

As a member, you support MREA’s mission, and gain many benefits like FREE Fair admission! Special rates for students, seniors, families, businesses, and nonprofits. See page 17 for member activities, and page 106 for membership information. Join at the front gate or online: midwestrenew.org/join

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer at the Fair!

Volunteer your time to make the Fair a success and have fun at the same time! We are so grateful for your help and the help of others. Stop by the Volunteer Tent during the Fair to sign-up.

VOLUNTEER TASK OPTIONS INCLUDE:

Biking for Power / Workshop MC’s / Food Service / Sales Team Resource Recovery Brigade / Membership Recruitment / Rainbow’s End Kids’ Tent / Traffic Control Crew / & More!

JOIN US IN MINNESOTA SEPT 9-10

NEW in MN, workshops and exhibits are free and open to the public! Help us make the new Fair in MN a success. Volunteer opportunities are available in two hour shifts. Sign up to volunteer for 12 hours or more during the week of The Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN and get: • • •

All Access Pass to Keynote/Entertainment Area Ticket to the Friday Networking Dinner (RSVP required) Hardcore Volunteer T-shirt!

We rely on and appreciate the help we get from our volunteers to make the Fair a success! • 2 hrs gets you FREE admission for the day • 12+ hrs gets you: -Free weekend admission -Hardcore volunteer t-shirt -Thursday Networking Dinner ticket

DADS ON SUNDAY

Show your dad some love on Father’s Day; bring him to the Fair, and he gets in FREE with child!

KIDS 12 AND UNDER

The Energy Fair is a true family-friendly event! See Rainbow’s End activities on page 25.

- SORRY NO PETS See page 102-103 for Minnesota Energy Fair ticket information!

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buses & shuttles Back 40 Shuttle

Camping at The Energy Fair Back 40? Leave your car and take our free shuttle to the Fair! The Back 40 offers RV and Tent Camping. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes.

Free Local Shuttle

Runs from Stevens Point, Friday - Sunday on the hour. Friday & Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:25 p.m. last drop off leaves the Fair at 10:40 p.m. Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:25 p.m. (last drop off leaves the Fair at 4:40 p.m.) :00 Comfort Suites :15 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites :20 Dunham’s Sports :25 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center :40 The Energy Fair Visit TheEnergyFair.org/camping-hotels or Info Tent for information about transit, biking, rideshare, and area lodging! EV charging stations available at the Fair. Visit the EV Charging Check-In, at the Front Gate to reserve your spot. See page: 20.

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MADISON BUS

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 Tickets are FREE thanks to Sierra Club Wisconsin!

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Register at: http://signup.com/go/wLJVrH We have the following timing and stops planned: • • • • • • • •

7:00 a.m. – Depart from Willy St Co-op West, 6825 University Ave. in Middleton. (Please arrive early and park on the street.) 7:15 a.m. – Depart from Hilldale parking lot entrance opposite the Great Dane (Park on the top floor of the ramp.) 7:30 a.m. - Depart from UW Chazen Museum on University Ave. 7:45 a.m. – Depart behind Hawthorne Library, 2707 Hermina St. 8:30 a.m. – Optional pick up in Portage, WI if there are riders 9:45 a.m. – Arrive at The Energy Fair 7:15 p.m. – Depart The Energy Fair to return to Madison 10:00 p.m. - Will be back at Willy St. West

EAU CLAIRE / MENOMONIE / OSSEO BUS SATURDAY, JUNE 17 Tickets are FREE thanks to Xcel Energy!

Register at: https://www.theenergyfair. org/ec-bus-registration/ We have the following timing and stops planned: 6:15 a.m. - Monomonie (UW Stout parking lot 14) 6:45 a.m. - Eau Claire (south side of Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701) 7:15 a.m. - Osseso (exact stop to be determined) 9:45 a.m. - Arrive at The 28th annual Energy Fair 7:15 p.m. - Depart from The energy Fair 9:30 p.m. - Arrive in Osseo 9:45 p.m. - Arrive in Eau Claire 10:00 p.m. - Arrive in Menomonie

MILWAUKEE BUS

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 Tickets are FREE thanks to Milwaukee Shines and Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)/Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. Register at: TheEnergyFair.org/milwaukee-bus

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6:45 a.m. – Park N Ride near Holt Ave. and I-43/94/41; free parking available 7:00 a.m. – Milwaukee Train Station (Southeast of I-43/I-794); free street parking may be available in the area; $3 for full day in parking garage 7:20 a.m. – Wauwatosa (US 45/Watertown. Plank Rd.); free parking available 9:45 a.m. - Arrive at The 28th annual Energy Fair 7:15 p.m. - Depart from the Fair 9:30 p.m. - Arrives at Mayfair Collection parking lot in Wauwatosa 9:45 p.m. - Arrive at Milwaukee Train Station 10:00 p.m. - Arrive at Park N Ride near Holt Ave

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Keynote Speakers

The Energy Fair: Human-Powered Main Stage

RICHARD PEREZ TRIBUTE

ERICA MACKIE

Richard Perez founded Home Power magazine and in many ways, The Energy Fair. Richard and Karen Perez put out a challenge to their readership in the August/September 1989 issue of Home Power. After reading this call to action, a group of friends took to the local farm kitchen table and organized The First Annual Energy Fair. Shortly after, the MREA was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an unwavering mission to “promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.” Here we are 28 years later. Join us in sharing gratitude for Richard’s contribution to renewable energy, watch a clip of his last interview with documentary filmmaker Jeff Spies, and join The Energy Fair and MREA founders in sharing stories.

Erica co-founded GRID Alternatives in 2001 and as CEO has helped develop it into a major national nonprofit that makes solar technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Every project generates “triple bottom line” results: measurable, long-term financial benefits for low-income families; realworld, hands-on experience for local workers in the growing field of solar installation; and environmental benefits. Ms. Mackie has received numerous awards for her leadership of GRID Alternatives. She holds Bachelors’ degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Southern Illinois University.

NETWORKING DINNER Thursday, June 15th, 6:30 P.M.

P.E., CO-FOUNDER, GRID ALTERNATIVES Friday, June 16th, 1:00 P.M.

Following Ms. Mackie’s Keynote, join us for the Women Advancing Our Renewable Energy Future panel and networking opportunity. 2:30

p.m. with networking at 4:00 p.m. More on page 16.

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Jonathan seaborn

CHRIS HOLMAN

EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Between Earth and Sky. What was once the last frontier of American expansion, has become the first frontier in climate change. Between Earth and Sky examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil, showing the calamity of climate change that has started in Alaska but is already engulfing the globe.

Chris and his partner, Maria Davis, are proud members of the MREA, and they own and operate Nami Moon Farms in Custer, WI. Their 41-acre diversified livestock farm focuses on pasture-raised poultry and hogs, and perennial and annual fruits and vegetables. Chris currently serves on the state board for Wisconsin Farmers Union, and his advocacy efforts have ranged from the local to the international arenas. Enjoy a delicious hearty breakfast served by Organic Valley during Chris’ keynote!

DOCUMENTARY, CO-DIRECTOR Friday, June 16th, 7:00 P.M.

After the screening, Co-Director, Johnathan Seaborn will facilitate a Q&A and give updates since the documentary was filmed. Jonathan is a two-time Emmy winning nonfiction filmmaker. He is the Production Director at KTTZ Texas Tech Public Media, and directs the PBS Digital Series Global Weirding featuring climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.

OWNER, NAMI MOON FARMS Saturday, June 17th, 9:15 A.M.

New this year!

Our Main Stage is “Human-Powered”! We need your help to power the stage. Register to volunteer on-site at the Volunteer Tent. (See page 16.)

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Keynote Speakers

The Energy Fair: Human-Powered Main Stage

Tyler Huebner

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RENEW WI Saturday, June 17th, 1:00 P.M. Introducing Kari Lydersen

Tyler is the Executive Director of RENEW Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization which leads and accelerates the transformation to Wisconsin’s renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration. He has previously worked at the State of Wisconsin’s Division of Energy Services, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy division, and ICF International as a consultant to utilities and businesses. He holds a Master’s degree from Stanford University and Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Tyler will introduce Saturday’s 1P.M. keynote, Kari Lydersen.

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KARI LYDERSEN

WRITER, MIDWEST ENERGY NEWS Saturday, June 17th, 1:00 P.M.

Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based staff writer for Midwest Energy News, journalism professor, and co-director of the Social Justice News Nexus at Medill, focusing on topics like energy and environmental justice. Kari will speak about the revolutionary shift in our country’s energy generation and how we are moving away from traditional centralized generation. She’ll talk about how we are in an era where everyone is on the lookout for “fake news” and spin, how journalists can cover this debate fairly, accessibly, and in a way that helps lead us toward a sustainable energy future. She is the author of five books, including Closing the Cloud Factories: Lessons from the Fight to Shut Down Chicago’s Coal Plants. Thanks to Midwest Energy News, this book is available for free as an e-book and Kari will have limited copies on-site as a public service.


JB STRAUBEL

Jason Edens

JB Straubel is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Tesla Motors. At Tesla, JB manages the technical direction and engineering design of the Tesla products including battery technology, power electronics, motors, software, firmware, and controls. JB also created and manages many important Tesla initiatives including: the Tesla Energy business providing grid storage for commercial utilities and residential consumers; the worldwide Tesla Supercharger network of fast DC chargers; and the Tesla Gigafactory which is leading the way toward increasing worldwide battery production and lowering the cost per kWh. JB Straubel’s keynote is supported by a grant fund through Incourage. New this year reserved seating for Straubel keynote. Purchase your ticket at the Info Tent while supplies last!

Jason Edens is the founder and Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting energy poverty with solar power and ensuring that solar energy is accessible to all. As a thought leader on issues of energy and equity, Jason and his team have installed hundreds of low-income solar installations throughout the country and abroad forging an inclusive clean energy future.

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER, TESLA Saturday, June 17th, 6:00 P.M.

DIRECTOR OF THE RURAL RENEWABLE ENERGY ALLIANCE (RREAL) Sunday, June 18th, 1:00 P.M.

Jason is a licensed building contractor, has a Master’s of Science in Environmental Policy and lives in an off-grid solar powered home in northern Minnesota with his wife and a small pack of dogs.

All MREA supporters are invited to the Donor Dinner, Saturday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. with special guest JB Straubel. See page 17 for more information.

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MUSICAL GUESTS

Davina & the vagabonds

Main Stage / Friday, June 16th, 9:00 P.M.

Davina & The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. Their 2014 album, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to be a musical feature on the hit BBC show, Later with Jools Holland.

cory chisel & adriel denae

Main Stage / Saturday, June 17th, 8:30 P.M.

Cory Chisel is a Fox Valley raised singer-songwriter and Mile of Music co-founder. Now based out of Nashville, Chisel and his band have played a number of major festivals across the globe. Chisel has worked with many familiar names, including Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell. Adriel is a singer-songwriter and longtime collaborator with Chisel. She’s launching her first solo record, produced by Norah Jones, in 2017. Together they co-founded the non-profit Refuge Foundation for the Arts, a converted monastery in Appleton, Wisconsin, that now functions as a recording space, artist residence and creative sanctuary.

Sloppy Joe

Main Stage / Saturday, June 17th, 10:00 P.M.

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For almost 2 decades, Central Wisconsin’s own self dubbed “slopgrass” band, Sloppy Joe has been bringing their bluegrass and old time stylings to audiences in the Midwest and beyond. Not bound strictly to any one musical genre, they intertwine their own original songs, bluegrass and Americana classics, along with some obscure gems by their favorite songwriters, to deliver an exciting and heartfelt show on all the stages they appear on. With their rich instrumentation, they bring a unique originality to their songs and subject matter that is varied and storied -and always entertaining. Asking any other band to play slopgrass might get a, “You can’t get there from here!” response....Remember, “If it ain’t Sloppy Joe, it ain’t Slopgrass!”


Jake Manders

Forest Stage / Friday, June 16th, 5:30 p.m.

Minneapolis, MN based singer-songwriter Jake Manders plays good old folk music with tunes ranging from partner-swinging, foot stomping jams to mournful and dark ballads. His songs are often storyteller songs accompanied by harmonica. He also performs with the alt – bluegrass band “the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins.” Beyond his songwriting and performing, Jake is also a practicing artist and art-teacher.

Josh Cohen

Forest Stage / Saturday, June 17th, 7:00 P.M.

Josh Cohen’s solo performances use extended techniques to create the sound of an entire band, with only one instrument, and without the aid of loop pedals. When listeners hear Josh playing his originals and arrangements for the first time, they are often surprised to find out that everything they are hearing is being created by one person in realtime. Josh has garnered a lot of attention for his solo electric bass compositions and arrangements. His arrangement of Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon was ranked as the #1 bass video of 2015 by No Treble magazine.

stanton west

Main Stage / Sunday, June 18th, 3:00 P.M.

Folk singer Stanton West writes songs about hope, being who you are, & relishing the moment. He is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and world traveling troubadour who has a message about the importance of family, nature, and being a positive creative force in a world that needs it. You may recognize folk singer Stanton West as your friendly Back 40 Campground Host. Others may know him as Eddie Danger or the creator and director of Renewsical: A Musical About Renewable Energy.

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MUSICAL GUESTS

Haley Katrin

Forest Stage / Friday, June 16th, 2:00 P.M.

Haley Katrin is a rock singer/songwriter originally from Madison, Wisconsin. She lives and performs frequently in the Boston area with her band and often plays violin with the artist In Ivy. Haley released a solo album in 2013 entitled Love Changes and is currently in the studio recording a second fulllength album with her band. She owns a small artist development company in Boston’s Back Bay, Haley Katrin Studios, which offers private vocal and performance coaching and often partners with local organizations to organize shows for social causes.

Patchouli

Forest Stage / Saturday, June 17th, 2:00 P.M.

Master guitarist, Bruce Hecksel is considered one of the most exciting acoustic lead guitar players of our time. Teamed up with Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle, Patchouli’s sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings.” Their instrumental guitar project Terra Guitarra – “Firelight” is nominated ZMR 2015 Best Instrumental Acoustic Album of the Year.

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Don’t Miss Events

Human-Powered Main Stage Main Stage: All Weekend

Join us this year at the Main Stage for humanpowered keynote speakers and entertainment thanks to Power by the People who have developed human-powered bicycle equipment! We’ll need volunteers ready to hop on a bicycle and generate power for the Main Stage acts. More information about Power by the People at PowerbyThePeople.org. Register to be a Main Stage biker at The Volunteer Tent or at TheEnergyFair.org.

Women Advancing our Renewable Energy Future

Pink Tent: Friday, June 16 - 2:30 p.m. with Networking at 4:00 p.m.

Did you know the six foremost solar organizations in the U.S. are led by women? Join a panel of women leaders from around the country for a lively conversation on ways to increase women’s voices and leadership in the clean energy industry. We will discuss ideas to further educational opportunities, increase diversity in leadership, and share strategies for overcoming obstacles. Then stick around for a fun networking opportunity to further the conversation. Women in renewable energy… we’re stronger together.

Free Water Testing

Educator Tent: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Daily

Is your water safe to drink? Bring a sample of your well water and have it tested for nitrate, the most common health-related contaminant found in WI groundwater. Water specialists from the University

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of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and UW-Extension will be performing free on-the-spot testing in minutes. Bring your well water in any clean container.

Green Mini Demo Derby

Forest Stage: Friday, June 16 - 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 17 - 9:00 p.m.

The Green Mini Demo Derby in Custer, WI brings the worlds of county fairs and alternative energy into collision. Solar-powered remote control cars compete in heats, finishing with a championship showdown. You won’t want to miss this all-ages tournament! Milwaukee-based artist Colin Matthes makes each Green Mini Demo Derby car by hand and organizes the event. Colin is a member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.

art build tent Sat. - Sun.

NEW this year - Come to the Art Build Tent to create clean energy banners, signs, 3D objects, and eco-stencils! You’ll learn techniques for making art for environmental movements and get hands-on practice. Artists Susan Simensky Bietila, Nicolas Lampert and Pete Railand from the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative will lead four art build workshops Sat-Sun. Workshops: C4, C5, C22, C23 on page: 48-49.

Solar Home Tour

Amherst/Waupaca Area Saturday, June 17 - 10:00 a.m.

Learn from the experts about how solar technology is a great investment! We’re teaming up with North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative to offer a diverse tour of Amherst/


Waupaca area residences that utilize renewable energy. All different sites than the 2016 tour! Learn about how renewable energy has impacted their home over the last year. Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased at the MREA Marketplace. Limited seating is available. The tour will return in time for the 1:00 p.m. keynote speaker.

MREA General Membership Meeting & Pizza Dinner Brown Extended Workshop Tent: Friday, June 16: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

New this year, we’re moving our General Membership Meeting to Friday night! Join us for wood-fired pizza, farm fresh salad, and solarbrewed beer. Meet the MREA Board of Directors, and hear about market trends, the state of the organization, and the future of the MREA from our Executive Director, Nick Hylla. Advanced tickets at TheEnergyFair.org/tickets. On-site tickets for sale at MREA Marketplace until 5:00 p.m., then at the Brown Tent. Ticket includes one free drink. Limited tickets available. Not already a member, but interested in learning more about our mission? Please join us! midwestrenew.org/join (or p. 106)

Plug-in electric Vehicles (pev) in Midwest

Main Stage: Saturday, June 17 - 3:30 p.m.

This workshop brings together Midwest PEV owners and supporters to discuss the state of the PEV market in the Midwest and how we can together accelerate the shift to electric transportation. This workshop will be led by the coordinators of the Midwest plug-in vehicle owners groups. (Workshop T7 on p. 74)

mrea donor dinner with special guest: JB straubel Brown Extended Workshop Tent: Saturday, June 17 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour / 7:45 p.m. Dinner

You’re invited to join us for an evening of fine dining and merrymaking. Come savor a delicious meal, engage in lively conversation, learn about MREA’s PV + EV Campaign, and show your support for clean energy. Music by Dave Story and Tom McComb. Dinner will be catered by Stack, a family and community-based company forming and following a new regenerative and ecosystem-based food culture. Following dinner, enjoy a Pour Over by Liberation Coffee, direct trade coffee from forest farms in Mexico and Kenya that use organic practices and also grow food for the farmers. Tickets are limited. Advance tickets at TheEnergyFair.org/tickets. On-site tickets for sale at MREA Marketplace until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, then at the Brown Tent. MREA Members $40 / Non-Members $50. Drinks included. (Beer, wine, & cider) Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Dinner is open to the public. Proceeds support MREA’s programs and initiatives. Thank you to all of our generous donors and supporters! For more info, contact Gina Miresse at 715-592-6595 ext. 113 or ginam@midwestrenew.org.

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Join MREA’s PV + EV Campaign: Driving on Sunshine!

Did you know that 30 million Americans are looking to go electric for their next car? Did you know that the new Chevy Bolt can drive more than 200 miles on a single charge? And, it will cost most people less than $1 in electricity to drive it 30 miles?

THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC.

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could power your CAR more electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting the road each year

We are here to ensure that it is local and renewable! At the MREA, we’ve worked for 28 years to help the Midwest take leadership and deliver the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy investment to our communities. Right now we have an opportunity to expand our efforts by joining the nationwide push for electric transportation and advanced energy storage: All powered by clean energy. WE HAVE 3 GOALS, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ACHIEVE THEM: Goal 1: Install a Solar Carport with Advanced EV Charging to inspire visitors, advance our PV training, grow the clean tech workforce, and host the Clean Transportation Show at The Energy Fair.

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Join MREA Executive Director, Nick Hylla, during The Energy Fair to LEARN MORE about our vision: •

Goal 3. Fund an Outreach Coordinator to Help Us Expand Our Reach. We want to bring our message to the masses!

Workshop C21 (p. 49) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Red Tent

Thank you to everyone who has helped drive this project forward and make our first investment in advanced EV charging:

General Membership Meeting and Pizza Dinner on Friday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. Details on page 17.

Donor Dinner on Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. with special guest JB Straubel. Details on page 17.

Goal 2: Purchase an Electric Vehicle to expand the reach of our education and training programs

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All MREA Members and Donors who donated to our Solar Endowment Alliant Energy ClipperCreek, Inc. Dairyland Power Cooperative / Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Fronius USA, LLC North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative SolarEdge Unlimited Renewable Energies Werner Electric Minnesota Zef Energy and ABB, Inc.

Donate today: www.midwstrenew.org/donate

DRIVING THE INDUSTRY FORWARD. DRIVING THE FUTURE. DRIVING ON SUNSHINE! Questions? Visit the Info Tent at The Energy Fair, or contact Gina Miresse at ginam@midwestrenew.org or 715-592-6595 ext. 113.

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Areas of interest

See Energy Fair Map on Page 57.

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW

Learn all about energy-efficient travel options at The Clean Transportation Show, featuring alternative and fuel efficient vehicles from around the Midwest. From homebrew cars that run on moonshine, to DIY electric bikes, to the latest offerings from Tesla.

Electric Vehicle Parking

There will be a parking section for electric vehicles that will include access to five EV charging posts.

Tesla Owner Parking Lot Rally

Saturday - June 17, 2017 There will be a designated Tesla Rally section in the Electric Vehicle parking area. Saturday afternoon, there will be a photo taken to document the ‘largest gathering of Tesla cars in the Midwest’! Thanks to

Appleton Solar, LLC for sponsoring the Tesla Rally.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

EXTENDABLE GROUND SCREWS

With support from Alliant Energy, ZEF Energy, ABB, Dairyland Power, and ClipperCreek, the MREA will be able to meet your charging needs… And it’s all free! Registering to charge is necessary to access the EV charging posts in The Energy Fair grounds. Visit the EV Charging Check-in at the Front Gate for vehicle charging. We will plug you into one of 14 Level II chargers or our new ABB Terra 53 DC Fast Charger! Fast Charger Details: 1 ABB Terra 53CJ CHAdeMO & CCS Supercharger, 50 kW

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Level II chargers include: 13 ClipperCreek Level II, HCS40R, 7.7 kW 1 Tesla Level II, 50-Amp

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Areas of interest

See Energy Fair Map on Page 57.

GREEN BUILDING AREA

Make sure to check out our newly renovated Green Building Area. Follow the path through the wooded area to see live demos, a straw bale building and cob pizza oven!

HIGHLIGHT: Straw Bale Construction in The Midwest: Learn about the

construction of a straw bale wall and visit over the course of the weekend to watch it grow. Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demos. Workshop A21 on page 45.

See full list of Green Building workshops on pages 44-45.

FOOD DEMOS ON THE FOREST STAGE

Stop by throughout the weekend to learn about a variety of topics ranging from, all things coffee, to fishing for dinner and more! Food Demos are hosted by Central Rivers Farmshed, and listed on the grid pages 58-63. Full Service Design • High Performance Homes and Consulting • Masonry Heaters

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See an earthen cob oven made of wood, sand, straw, and clay, up close and in action. Learn from three generations of bakers to make sour dough crust, and how to bake in a wood-fired cob pizza oven during our Hands-On Sourdough and Pizza Oven (Demo) Workshop L16 on page 66.


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Areas of interest

See Energy Fair Map on Page 57.

EDUCATOR Resource TENT

Over the weekend the Educator Tent will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations for educators and the general public thanks to: UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources (UWSP CNR) and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE).

Free Water Testing In Educator Tent See Page 16.

With a focus on interdisciplinary and hands-on work, UWSP CNR is regarded as a leading undergraduate natural resource program. As an outreach center of UWSP CNR, the WCEE provides leadership and resources to advance education for sustainable human and natural communities. Author Lynn Markham book signing and sale in the Educator Tent on Sunday from 1:30 2:45 p.m. See Lynn’s workshop, Pesticides: Health Research and Water Impact (L22) on page 66. See all Educator workshops on Page..........

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Educator Workshops See Page 52.


Areas of interest

See Energy Fair Map on Page 57.

Rainbow’s end kids tent

Kids Performer Tom Pease

The Rainbow’s End Workshop tent, organized by Tomorrow River Community Charter School, is filled throughout the day with a wide variety of topics for children of all ages. Families are free to learn and play together in a positive and fun environment. Please accompany your child at all times.

Rainbow’s End Highlights: • Kids’ Performer Tom Pease • David Stokes & the Frog Chorus • Yoga for Kids and Family • Seafaring Puppeto See the full Rainbow’s End workshop schedule on pages 72-73.

nursing tent

Co-sponsored by Central Wisconsin Holistic Families and the Portage County Breast Feeding Coalition, the nursing tent provides a quiet and comfortable oasis for nursing mothers. Located next to the Rainbow’s End tent, it is complete with changing table, rocking chair, and water.

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Areas of interest

See Energy Fair Map on Page 57.

Silent Auction Tent

Visit the Silent Auction and place your bid on a variety of goods! Bid up to the retail value of any item and be eligible for a drawing for a three-year MREA membership! Don’t forget to bring a tax deductible donation of your own. All proceeds benefit MREA.

Winning Bids Announced: • Friday: 4:30 p.m. • Saturday: 4:30 p.m. • Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

Information Tent

We’ve got knowledgeable volunteers and staff ready to help you have the best Fair experience imaginable. They’ll direct you to the nearest rest room, recycling receptacle, area of interest, and more!

Silent Auction / Info tent

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MREA Marketplace

Check out the goods at the MREA Marketplace located in the main building on The Energy Fair grounds. Get your official 28th annual Energy Fair t-shirt, and other authentic apparel and goodies. You can also purchase your Extended Workshop Tickets, and join the MREA here!

Marketplace Hours: • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Areas of interest

See Energy Fair Map on Page 57.

Massage tent

waste: reuse & Reduce

The Energy Fair is a low-no waste event. Please do your part by properly disposing your garbage, food waste, and recyclables. Aluminum cans, glass, and plastics stamped with the recycling logo can be mixed together in the recycle bins. Cardboard and paper will be placed in the receptacle labeled “cardboard.” WOODEN & BROWN BINS = COMPOST BLUE BINS = RECYCLABLES GREEN BINS = GARBAGE

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Fair by visiting our massage tent. Your choice of a chair or table massage and reflexology. 20% of profits support MREA. Make your appointment at the tent so you don’t miss out! The Massage tent is open from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the Fair.

Yoga Sessions:

Daily at 10:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent

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Fri. (L3) Beginning & Intermediate Yoga Sat. (L32) Yoga Session for All Levels Sun. (L32) Yoga Session for All Levels

Yoga for Kids & Family • Fri. 4:30 (R17) Rainbow’s End

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fair food

You will find lots of delicious food choices at The Energy Fair. We strive to find vendors who are local, organic, and follow sustainable practices.

Energy Fair Breakfasts

Served with a smile each morning at the Main Stage and MREA Cafe.

FRIDAY: Start the weekend with Pancakes for Peace. Hosted

by Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, which works toward the creation of a world free from violence and injustice. They will be donating 10% of their profits to the MREA. Open 8:30 a.m. for exhibitors, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers. Opens at 9:00 a.m. to the public. Cost: $5 youth, $8.50 adults

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Treat yourself to a hearty breakfast

of eggs, hash browns, sausage, yogurt, coffee, orange juice, tea, and more. Hosted by Organic Valley with Peace Coffee served, you are sure to leave satiated. This breakfast helps raise funds for the MREA’s educational programs. Opens at 7:30 a.m. for exhibitors, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers. Opens at 9:00 a.m. for the public. Cost is $5.

MREA CAfe

Enjoy treats from Earthcrust Bakery, Main Grain Bakery, Zest, and Village Hive. Coffee donated by Colectivo Coffee Roasters, Emy J’s Café, Kickapoo Coffee, Peace Coffee and Steep & Brew, and tea donated by Rishi – make sure to ask about our ‘Bottomless Coffee Cup’ to keep you going all weekend.

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BACK 40 CAMPING

Camping at the Back 40? You can also grab morning treats and Peace Coffee at the campground.

FOOD COURT HOURS:

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 700 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Late night food vendors open: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. MREA Cafe: Open at 6:30 a.m. for volunteers, exhibitors, presenters, and sponsors. Beer & Cider Tent: Open at 11:00 a.m.

PARCHED? DRINK UP!

In our efforts to reduce waste, there is no bottled water sold. Should you find yourself thirsty, we offer our healthy, clean well water free throughout The Energy Fair. (See page 57 for a map of locations.) Enjoy our local resource by bringing your own water bottle or you can buy reusable MREA drinkware at the MREA Marketplace. (Featuring a new camp mug!)


Our food vendors offer a range of delicious, healthy foods. We give preference to vendors who use healthy, locally-sourced, and organic ingredients.

Kinstone Kitchen

Local food is a priority and our menu may change based on ingredient and beverage availability. Serving: fresh, homemade sweet potato chips (fried in 100% peanut oil), Borderlands Veggie Walnut Burger; Sweet Potato Lentil Chili; hummus with carrot ADIRE/SHAMA, INC. sticks and pita chips; Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese Vegetable biryani (rice with mixed vegetables), Sandwich; Mediterranean Three-Cheese Grilled chole (garbanzo beans), mixed vegetable Cheese Sandwich; “Sheep Dog” – all lamb hotdog; curry, chicken tikka masala, samosas (veg. Pulled Pork Sandwich; maple pecan oatmeal; stuffed pastries), raita (yogurt with veg.), mango homemade muffins; homemade chocolate chip lassi (yogurt drink). cookie ice cream sandwiches; Kinstone RAW Energy Bars; coffee (fair trade); hot tea; organic soda; sparkling water; Arizona Green Tea Zero fizzeology foods Hummus tortilla wraps, appetizer plate with Nami chips, local cheese, and Fizzeology. Menu subject to change based on ingredient availability.

Glacetier Ice Cream

Five flavors of hand-dipped, natural, homemade ice cream with RBGH-free, locally-sourced cream from Maul’s Dairy in Owen, Wisconsin.

Jamaican Kitchens, LLC

Jamaican jerk chicken, jerk pork, curried chicken, Jamaican roast beef, vegetarian plate, rice and beans, Jamaican fruit punch.

razor j’s old fashioned kettle corn

Old fashioned hand popped Kettle corn stirred over propane with wood paddle, caramel corn, deep fried cheese curds, lemonade, iced tea.

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MREA Cafe

The MREA Café serves responsibly, and locally-sourced food to Fair attendees, all day long. Stop by for some grub and feel good knowing the proceeds benefit the MREA.

LUNCH & DINNER PLATES

The MREA Cafe serves locally-sourced and organic food to Fair attendees, all day long. The Cafe will serve Organic Prairie and Tofurky brats on an Earthcrust Bakery bun with a spring vegetable coleslaw and Beanfield or Kettle chips.NEW: We’re serving Tapuat Kombucha on Friday. Proceeds from the Café benefit MREA’s educational programs.

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BEER & CIDER TENT

Opens at 11:00 a.m. Need a cool refreshing break in the afternoon or evening? Stop by the Beer & Cider Tent for some cold brews from Central Waters Brewing Company out of Amherst, WI and Vines and Rushes out of Ripon, WI. Located just 9 miles from the Fairgrounds, Central Waters Brewing is focused on sustainability and utilizes 120 kW of solar electric along with a large solar thermal array for heating. In addition to beer and cider, root beer is available.

Get your official 28th Annual Energy Fair Pint Glass! Available at the Beer & Cider Tent or MREA Marketplace while supplies last! NEW this year keep your beverage cold with a limited edition Energy Fair can coozie!

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EDUCATION DIRECTORY The Energy Fair has over 250 workshops on topics relating to clean energy and sustainable living. Whether you’re an industry professional looking to earn CECs, or a first time fairgoer, we’ve got a workshop for you. We’d like to give a big thanks to all of the topic expert presenters for sharing their knowledge at The 28th Annual Energy Fair! EXTENDED WORKSHOPS ........................... 34-35 ($30 TICKETS SOLD AT MREA MARKETPLACE)

SOLAR INSTRUCTOR & EMPLOYER SUMMIT....36 SOLAR PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS ........38-40 (NABCEP CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS)

ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION & GREEN BUILDING ....................................................44-45 BIOMASS ..........................................................46 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & ACTIVISM .....................................................................48-50 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TOOLS OF THE TRADE ...................................................50-51

We strive to offer workshops from a variety of knowledge levels. Beginner: Little or no prior knowledge of the subject.

EDUCATOR .......................................................52

Intermediate: Understand the basic concepts and vocabulary. Workshop provides more specific information on a topic.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION.......53

Advanced: Knowledgeable and skilled in an area.

FINANCE ..........................................................54 SUSTAINABLE FARM & GARDEN ................54-56 ENERGY FAIR MAP ..........................................57 FAIR SCHEDULE (GRID) ..............................58-63 SUSTAINABLE LIVING..................................65-67

Workshops are more like continuing education courses, where specialized knowledge is shared.

Children:

The workshop is intended for children at or above the indicated age.

Teachers: The Workshop is applicable for teachers and educators.

PHOTOVOLTAICS (SOLAR ELECTRIC) ........68-71 RAINBOW’S END ..............................................72 (FAMILY ACTIVITIES)

SOLAR HEATING & COOLING ........................73 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION .........................73-74 WIND ................................................................74 MREA COURSE OFFERINGS....................108-111

TheEnergyFair.org/workshops

JOIN US IN MINNESOTA SEPT 9th-10th WITH A SOLAR PROFESSIONAL DAY SEPT. 8th! NEW this year we are hosting a second Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN at Harriet Island Park. Workshops and exhibits are FREE and OPEN to the public! All Access Passes for music and entertainment are available for purchase. The All Access Pass is free for MREA Members and volunteers. Learn more on page: 102-103 or at TheEnergyFair.org!

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deeper into a topic of interest by learning from EXTENDED WORKSHOPS Dive a topic expert in a three hour Extended Workshop!

Tickets are $30 in addition to Energy Fair Admission. Pre-registration is required. You can purchase your tickets online at TheEnergyFair.org/tickets prior to the Fair, or during the Fair at the MREA Marketplace.

Herbal first aid

Friday, June 16th, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Brown Extended Workshop Tent Presenter: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs Join veteran herbalist Linda Conroy for this experiential workshop. During this session, we will go for a walk and identify plants that are effective for a wide spectrum of first aid needs. After the walk, we will make Herbal preparations, that you can use to either start or add to your existing first aid kit.

Homebrew Wind

Sunday, June 18th, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Brown Extended Workshop Tent Presenter: Roy Rakobitsch, NABCEP Certified Small Wind Installer, Owner, Windsine, LLC Wind is the most difficult renewable resource to harvest, and commercial small wind turbines are expensive. However, with the right knowledge, preparation, and tools, you can build your own for far less cash... from scratch.

cob art bench build

Saturday, June 17th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Cob Bench Build Near Green Home Demos Presenter: Steph Jones, Artist/Public Sculptor Learn how to build a low-cost, beautiful Art Bench of cob, recycled materials, and mortar while helping create one. Steph will walk you through the process from start to finish. A great chance to play with mud, learn concepts through hands-on building, and create a functional piece of art. Come prepared to get dirty (or bring an extra change of clothes). Learn how to create a similar project in your community.

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Energy Storage and Renewable Energy

Friday, June 17th, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Location: Brown Extended Workshop Tent Presenter: Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Great Northern Solar Improvements in energy storage systems and low photovoltaic prices are making people more interested in going “off the grid.� Find out how energy storage-based systems work with or without the grid, when they are appropriate, and when energy storage may be profitable. System designs and planning will be covered in depth.

2017 nec changes for renewables (3 NABCEP) Friday, June 16th, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Location: Education Room (MREA Marketplace) Presenter: Harry Ohde, IBEW Master Trainer and Bob Hattier, IBEW 134

The 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) is loaded with major changes, revisions, and new articles that pertain to energy efficiency as well as renewable energy sectors. New NEC articles on Battery Energy Storage as well as microgrids.

$30 tickets available in MREA Marketplace.

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3rd Annual

Solar Instructor and Employer Summit

For Instructors, Industry Employers, and Stakeholders looking to train, hire and grow the solar workforce. Saturday, June 17th 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Brown Extended Workshop Tent Please RSVP by Friday, June 16th at the MREA Marketplace. Come join a vigorous discussion among solar training providers, employers and industry stakeholders as we explore some of the challenges and opportunities facing the solar employment pipeline. From hiring challenges to in demand skills, learn how regional training providers, small and large employers, Workforce Investment Boards and your fellow peers are helping to grow the solar workforce. The 2017 Solar Employer and Instructor Summit is supported by the Solar Training Network and MREA.

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8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Early Entry to The Energy Fair Welcome and Overview Solar Training Network Presentation Facilitated panel regarding solar training and hiring insights Facilitated audience discussion Networking Conclusion of the event

11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1 p.m.

Don’t miss workshop (D7) Meeting the Needs of the Solar Workforce. Details on page 50.

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solar professional workshops

Solar Professional Workshops courtesy of:

Earn professional CECs while learning about the latest solar products from leading solar equipment manufacturers and distributors. See pages 108-111 for MREA’s year-round solar professional CEC offerings, featuring online, in-person, and contract training. Friday: June 16

EDUCATION ROOM IN THE MARKETPLACE

SOLAR PROFESSIONAL BUILDING

Closed Session

SolarEdge Technologies Optimize Your Business (1.5 NABCEP, 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.)

9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m.

EJOT Solar Fastening Systems (1 NABCEP)

MidNite Solar Rapid Shutdown—How to Handle 2014 & 2017 NEC (1 NABCEP)

12 p.m.

Soligent Distribution Vendor Spotlight

MREA PV Internships for Growing Regional Workforce

1 p.m.

Keynote

2:30 p.m.

(PV1) 2017 NEC Changes for Renewables ($30 ticket, 3 NABCEP)

Folsom Labs Optimizing Designs for LCOE and Close Rate (2 NABCEP)

EDUCATION ROOM IN THE MARKETPLACE

SOLAR PROFESSIONAL BUILDING

3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday: June 17 9 a.m.

Outback Power Technologies Inverter Fundamentals (1 NABCEP)

Morningstar Corporation New ProStar and Off-Grid System Monitoring (1.5 NABCEP, 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.)

10 a.m.

Quick Mount PV Solar Roofing Best Practices (1 NABCEP)

11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Fronius USA Fronius SnapINverters Installation (2 NABCEP)

1 p.m.

Keynote

2.30 p.m.

Quick Mount PV Quick Rack Installation Demo at Training Roof (1 NABCEP)

3:30 p.m.

Roof-Tech Rail-less RT [E] Mount in Pitched Roofs Code and Best Practices

4:30 p.m.

(L8) Electromagnetic Exposure from Wiring (Demo)

Outback Power Technologies OPTICS RE Monitoring and Control (1 NABCEP)

EDUCATION ROOM IN THE MARKETPLACE

SOLAR PROFESSIONAL BUILDING

(D8) Modeling PV Systems with the NREL System Advisor Model (3 NABCEP)

(PV31) Safety and Ergonomics Awareness Training and Best Practices for Solar Energy Generation Employees (3 hour, 3 NABCEP)

Sunday: June 18 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 a.m.

Rolls Battery Troubleshooting Lead Acid Battery-Based Systems and Maintenance (2 NABCEP) Magnum Energy DC and AC Coupled Solar Storage Solutions (2 NABCEP)

Save the date for The Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN Sept. 9-10, 2017. With a Solar Professional Day Sept. 8th! More details on pages 102 -103.

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solar professional workshops 2017 NEC Changes for Renewables: (3 hour, 3 NABCEP) This three-hour workshop requires a $30 ticket that can be purchased at www.TheEnergyFair.org/tickets or on-site (space limited). 2017 NEC is loaded with major changes, revisions, and new articles that pertain to energy efficiency as well as renewable energy sectors. Learn about new NEC articles on Battery Energy Storage as well as micro grids. Harry Ohde, IBEW Master Trainer and Bob Hattier, IBEW 134. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Education Room DC and AC Coupled Solar Storage Solutions: (2 NABCEP, Magnum Energy (brand of Sensata Technologies) Alan Santos-Buch, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager. This session will provide a detailed understanding of Magnum Energy products used in DC coupled solar based applications and our new grid-tied AC coupled storage ready product solution. The presentation will include specifics on the PT-100 MPPT medium voltage 100 Amp charge controller, as well as a brief overview of our interconnection system equipment and remote controls. The discussion will also focus on technical details and installation of our recently released MicroGT-500 dual MPPT grid-tied storage ready micro-inverter. Saturday 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building Fronius SnapINverters Installation: (2 NABCEP, Fronius USA, LLC) Dan Fortson, Applications Engineer. The inverter is just one component that makes solar possible in a residential or commercial system. Learn the basic practices of outdoor protection, recommended tools, wiring advice, software and more. Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Education Room Inverter Fundamentals: (1 NABCEP, Outback Power Technologies) Roy Dyngen, Senior Applications Engineer. This workshop will provide an overview of battery-based and battery-less grid-tie inverters and their applications in renewable energy systems, when used separately and together. Also discussed will be the role of PV charge controllers in a battery based PV system. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building Modeling PV Systems with the NREL System Advisor Model: (3 hours, 3 NABCEP) We will work through an example of a residential/commercial rooftop photovoltaic system and cover assumptions for system design, retail electricity rates, and building loads, and analyze model results such

as performance ratio, NPV, and payback period. You may bring a computer with SAM installed to work through the examples: Go to https://sam.nrel.gov/download for the free download. SAM is free software for techno-economic modeling of renewable energy projects provided by the U.S. DOE National Renewable Laboratory and is used by project developers, system designers, researchers, and other people involved in making technical and financial decisions about renewable energy projects. Paul Gilman, Technical Writer, Software Developer, Self-employed sub-contractor to NREL. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Education Room New ProStar & Off-Grid System Monitoring: (1.5 NABCEP, Morningstar Corporation) Douglas Grubbs, Product Applications Sales Engineer. New features of the 3rd generation ProStar solar controller. Off-grid local & remote system monitoring. Save time & save your batteries with the EMC-1 Ethernet Converter & Cloud monitoring. Saturday 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. in the Solar Professional Building OPTICS RE Monitoring and Control: (1 NABCEP, Outback Power Technologies) Roy Dyngen, Senior Applications Engineer. This workshop will provide an overview of the capabilities of OutBack’s OPTICS RE online monitoring and configuration tool. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building Optimize Your Business: (1.5 NABCEP, SolarEdge Technologies) John Hulse, US Central Region Sales Manager. Learn how easy it can be to optimize your next PV project. Get more energy, module level production data, and greater design flexibility for a safer, more reliable PV system. Friday 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. in the Solar Professional Building Optimizing Designs for LCOE and Close Rate: (2 NABCEP, Folsom Labs) Evan Sarkisian, Head of Customer Success. We will cover design principles to improve yield, with an eye towards improving the success rate in the solar sales process. Old assumptions will be challenged, new design software will be tested. Friday 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building PV Internships for Growing Regional Workforce: (Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Adam Mehr, Certificate Program Coordinator. Calling all regional solar employers! Come learn about MREA’s successful training and internship collaborations with partners in IL and MN. We want to expand the program and need your perspective on how the program can best meet your staffing needs. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building

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solar professional workshops Quick Rack Installation Demo: (1 NABCEP, Quick Mount PV) Susan Stark, Product Specialist/Technical Trainer. Join us at the MREA’s Solar Training Roof for a live solar racking demo. Get an up-close view of a live solar installation utilizing Quick Mount’s PV’s patented Rail-Free Quick Rack mounting system as it’s installed in real time! Saturday 2:30 p.m. at the Training Roof Rail-less RT [E] Mount in Pitched Roofs Code and Best Practices: (1 NABCEP, Roof-Tech) Mike Dunlap, Regional Sales Manager. This presentation covers Roof-Tech’s background, product design, code and best practices. Learn why installers that get to know the RT [E] mount are spending less time up on the roof. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Education Room Rapid Shutdown—How to Handle 2014 and 2017 NEC: (1 NABCEP, MidNite Solar) Roy Butler, Technical Support Manager. Learn about new and existing National Electric Code Rapid Shutdown requirements and how to properly specify the components needed to provide rapid shut down capabilities. Topics to be covered include MidNite Solar’s current and upcoming Rapid Shutdown products for use with various PV system configurations, such as battery and non-battery based grid-tie, stand-alone systems and the differences between isolated and non-isolated inverter systems. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Solar Professional Building Safety and Ergonomics Awareness Training and Best Practices for Solar Energy Generation Employees: (3 hours, 3 NABCEP) Training includes hands on activities and demonstrations specific to the solar industry on the following topics: overexertion (lifting, awkward posture, carrying, pushing/pulling, etc.), slip/trip/falls, struckcaught, electric shock/electrocution, employee rights and responsibilities, noise, and environment. Dr. Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, PhD, Professor, Department Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries (CARGI) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Madiha Ahmed, MS, pursuing PhD degree in Ergonomics and Safety, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Jenny Heinzen, Training Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Solar Professional Building

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Solar Fastening Systems: (1 NABCEP, EJOT Fastening Systems L.P.) Jennifer Nathan, Business Manager. EJOT offers a range of solar mounting solutions for all roof types with both wood and metal substructures and produces the most extensive range of 304 stainless-steel bi-metal self-drilling fasteners. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Education Room Solar Roofing Best Practices: (1 NABCEP, Quick Mount PV) Susan Stark, Product Specialist/Technical Trainer. This workshop will discuss proper mounting and flashing methods for common roof types: comp shingle, tile, metal, low slope/flat. Quick Mount PV’s training and product line can help you install systems that meet code requirements, comply with roof warranties, and reduce installer liability. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Education Room Troubleshooting Lead Acid Battery-Based Systems & Maintenance: (2 NABCEP, Rolls Battery) Steven Higgins, Technical Services Manager. This workshop will focus on identifying issues and troubleshooting lead acid batterybased systems, as well as ongoing maintenance. Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building Vendor Spotlight: (Soligent Distribution) Jack O’Donohue, Senior Account Executive. Featuring OutBack Power Energy Express by Roy Dyngen, Technical Designer. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Education Room


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Continuing Education for selected workshops courtesy of Seventhwave. Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. The * symbolizes that this is a GBCI approved course and offers the amount of CE hours listed in the description. Seventhwave is a USGBC Education Partner. Visit seventhwave.org AIA Credits available for A20, A24, F1 (p. 54 & 45) A1. All-Electric Home—A Case Study: Learn about the technology, the assumptions, the data, the plan, the people, the money, the sun, and the clouds as Gimme Shelter Construction shares a story of a home that tries to maximize its economic energy efficiency in the modern site-generated electrical market. John Brown and Mark Dostal, Co-Owners, Gimme Shelter Construction. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tent ll A2. Build Your Own Log Furniture From Treetops (Demo): Learn how rustic log furniture is crafted and built in this hands-ondemonstration. Don’t miss the workshop Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture From Treetops. Scott Bargender, Owner and Operator, Living In Harmony Art Studio. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demos llll A3. Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture From Treetops: Discover the art of building log furniture using whole logs and limbs from your backyard. We will present the steps from the harvest to the finished piece. Don’t miss Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture From Treetops (Demo). Scott Bargender, Owner and Operator, Living In Harmony Art Studio. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tent llll A4. Building an Affordable Passive House: Take a look into building Iowa’s most energy efficient home, located in Dubuque, Iowa. I will give insight into the trials and tribulations of building a small passive house on a budget. Shane Hoeper, NABCEP PV Installation Professional, PHIUS Consultant, Owner, Hoeper Green Power. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Green Tent l A5. Cob and Pizza Oven (Demo): See an earthen pizza oven fired up and learn how to cook from a wood-fired oven. Learn pizza oven construction basics for cob, earth blocks, earth mortar, and earth plaster. Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Saturday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the Pizza Oven near Green Home Demos lll A6. Cob Art Bench Build (Extended): $30 ticket can be purchased at the MREA Marketplace. Learn how to build a low-cost, beautiful Art Bench of cob, recycled materials, and mortar while helping create one. Steph will walk you through the process from start to finish. A great chance to play with mud, learn concepts through hands-on building, and create a functional piece of art. Come prepared to get dirty (or

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Construction Details and Energy Modeling for a Net Zero Tiny Home: This presentation will go through the challenges of building a net zero tiny home. We will review the building practices and choices made based on solid building science and energy modeling. John Stephany, Master Carpenter, Instructor, Madison Area Technical College and David Kinyon, Kinyon Construction – Energy Design Review and Testing. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Green Tent l

A8. Cordwood Book Signing: Richard and Becky Flatau built their mortgage-free cordwood home in 1979 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, they have written books, conducted workshops, and facilitated the last three Cordwood Conferences. They will be signing books in the Green Tent after their Introduction to Cordwood workshop and have available: Cordwood Workshop Video (2017), Cordwood Construction: Best Practices (2017), Cordwood Conference Papers 2015, Cordwood and the Code: A Building Permit Guide, Cordwood Shed Plans, and Cordwood House Plans. Richard and Becky Flatau, Directors, Cordwood Construction Resources, LLC. Sunday 12:45 p.m. in the Green Tent l A9. Design and Build Your Energy Efficient Home: I will briefly describe how I designed and was the general contractor for an energy efficient house, near Hastings, MN with an ACH of .61 and a HERS of 43 without solar and -96 with solar. Time for questions at the end. Pdon Pinkham, MnSEIA Member, Secondary Teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Programming), Nanoscience Consultant, Energy Enthusiast, Pdonco. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent lll A10. Energy Efficient Construction: Learn about what creates comfortable, sustainable, and energy efficient buildings for the northern climate zone. John Brown and Mark Klein, CoOwners, Gimme Shelter Construction. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Tent ll A11. Finding Affordable Happiness in a Small/Tiny House: Small/tiny housing provides a very efficient and sustainable housing solution. Learn how to creatively acquire or build your small/tiny castle on a shoe string budget. Douglas McWain, M.S. Retired Associate Professor. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Green Tent ll A12. Heating Your Home with a Masonry Mass Stove: Learn about the overview of heating a home with a masonry heater. We will discuss different types of masonry heating systems from DIY kits to professionally built custom heaters, as well as available options from heated benches, cooking, baking, heating hot water and floors, plus finishing options. Eric Moshier, President, Solid Rock Masonry. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Tent l A13. Introduction to Cordwood Construction: Cordwood construction is a home building technique that uses natural materials and encourages planet-friendly choices. Outstanding visual examples of best practice homes/ cottages/cabins will reveal the latest successful builds. Richard and Becky will be available for a book signing


following this workshop in the Green Tent and don’t miss the following Introduction to Cordwood Construction (Demo). Richard and Becky Flatau, Directors, Cordwood Construction Resources, LLC. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Tent ll A14. Introduction to Cordwood Construction (Demo): Observe building a traditional cordwood wall out of cedar. This will be a hands-on demonstration by cordwood builders Richard and Becky Flatau. Don’t miss the workshop Introduction to Cordwood Construction and book signing at the Green Tent before this demo. Richard and Becky Flatau, Directors, Cordwood Construction Resources, LLC. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demos ll A15. Introduction to Passive House: Christi will cover the fundamental principles of passive house, which is a set of building and construction strategies that, when used together, result in dramatic energy-use reductions as well as superior indoor air quality and comfort. Passive house design concepts are now considered the gold standard for high-performance homes by the U.S. Department of Energy. Christi Weber, M.Arch, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant, TDS Custom Construction. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Green Tent l A16. Make Your Own Paints and Finishes: Part One: Come watch and work with Ramy to learn the reality of store bought “ECO” paints. See how fun, easy, durable, and truly non-toxic your own paint is! Don’t miss the workshop Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paints and Finishes: Part Two (Demo). Ramy Selim, Executive Director and Nick Vanderloop, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Green Tent ll A17. Make Your Own Paints and Finishes: Part Two (Demo): Hands-on demonstration of making your own non-toxic paint. Will work with artist Nick to make a collaborative piece which will be donated to the Silent Auction. Ramy Selim, Executive Director and Nick Vanderloop, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Green Home Demos ll A18. Masonry Heater History and Design: Learn about a brief history and theory of heater design, modern applications, and design strategies. Mark Klein and Mark Dostal, CoOwners, Gimme Shelter Construction. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Tent ll

Architects will receive 1 LU. Jack Kluempke, Solar Business Advisor, MN Department of Commerce. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent l A21. Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest: Learn the history of straw bale construction and discuss the experience of building with straw and other sustainable practices in the Midwest. Don’t miss the following Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest (Demo). Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tent l A22. Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest (Demo): Learn about the construction of a straw bale wall and visit over the course of the weekend to watch it grow. Don’t miss the previous Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest workshop. Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demos lll A23. Tie Sustainability and Art into a Remodel Project: Ramy and Nick will go through steps of a “standard” remodel and how to tie both sustainable practices and art into them! From selecting 2x4’s to boiler selection, to walls and counters. Ramy Selim, Executive Director and Nick Vanderloop, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Green Tent lll A24. Views of Building Green from the Architect and Owners (1 AIA LU): Hear collaborative perspectives from the designers and owners of Underhill House that includes straw bale, sod roof, timber frame, and passive solar. *Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU. Della Hansmann, Registered Architect, Dr. Doug Hansmann, Biologist, and Denise Thornton, Science Writer and Environmental Blogger. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent ll

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B Biomass B1. Bio-Fuels—Lanterns, Stoves, Small Engines, and Autos (Demo): Watch demonstrations showing and explaining how to use bio-fuels, where to find them, and why bio-fuels are a viable alternative to petroleum fuels and their derivatives. Demos include Colemann-type lamp, lawnmower adjustment with duck tape, fuel injected gasoline engine, and micro-scale fuel grade ethanol still. Jeffre Lindow, Bio-Fuel Specialist and Experimental Archeologist, Academy of Sustainable Fuels. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show l B2. Bio-Fuels—Solar Energy Stored by Vegetation: Growing greenery for fuel takes more greenhouse gasses out of the air than released when used. Learn how production and use of bio-mass, oils, gasses, and ethanol improves our earth, air, water, and our economy. Jeffre Lindow, Bio-Fuel Specialist and Experimental Archeologist, Academy of Sustainable Fuels. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Purple Tent l B3. Biogas: Integrating with Solar and Geothermal: Biogas is a renewable gas for heat and power, derived from organic residues. Efficiencies are realized by integrating this gas with other renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal. Douglas Renk, Process Engineer, BIOFerm Energy Systems. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent ll B4. Biomass Cooking and Pressure Canning (Demo): This live demo will cover pressure canning, large scale biomass cooking, small farm food processing, and humanitarian and emergency preparedness applications as a low impact, high volume solution for home canning and cooking. Learn the backstory of All American pressure canners and InStove biomass stoves. Fred Colgan, Executive Director, Institutional Stove Solutions and Ben Jacobs, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (Makers of All American Canners). Saturday 12:00 p.m. at the Forest Stage lll B5. Micro-Scale Biogas for Consumer Use (Demo): Biogas technology can be safely built, regulated for personal use, and sustainably harvest energy. Attendees will see a demonstration of how to produce renewable gas and possibly be liberated from fossil-derived natural gas or petroleum gas products. Doug Renk, Process Engineer, BIOFerm Energy Systems. Friday 12:00 p.m., Saturday 2:30 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show ll B6. Not Your Grandfather’s Wood Stove: Introduce yourself to new wood burning technologies. Learn about changes that have reduced smoke emissions and increased energy efficiency by 100% or more. We will discuss the different types of wood fuel and burning appliances; advantages and disadvantages; the importance of thermal storage to act as a buffer; and important factors to look for when purchasing a wood-burning appliance. Scott Sanford, Distinguished Outreach Specialist / UW Extension Ag Engineer, Rural Energy Program, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Purple Tent lll

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B7. Off-Grid Cooking Options: Todd will provide an overview of different off-grid cooking options, including rocket stoves, TLUD stoves, ovens, solar cookers, and thermal cookers. Todd Albi, SilverFire Disaster and Recreation Stoves and Cookware, LLC. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Purple Tent l B8. Woodchip-Based District Energy Systems: Woodchipbased district energy systems are technologies proven to be reliable, sustainable, and financially feasible. They are common in the northeastern USA and in advanced energy economies of Europe. Learn about woodchip sourcing and discuss case studies. Bill Cook, Forester/Biologist, Michigan State University Extension. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent l

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C1. 132 Nations: Women March to Ban the Bomb: Supporting the new UN push to ban nuclear weapons can help End the Whole Nuclear Era. We’ll celebrate and analyze this break though, then role play to prep for neighborly conversations. Mary Sanderson, Alert Citizen, Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) and John LaForge, Nukewatch. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent llll C2. Activist Art for Climate Justice: Join us for a presentation on the role of art and artists in the climate justice movement from the People’s Climate March to Standing Rock. Nicolas Lampert, Artist, Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Teacher, UWMilwaukee. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Grey Tentllll C3. An Olive Agenda—Economics, Ecology and Faith: This worship shows how faith communities can promote an “Olive Agenda” that bridges the gap between the “brown agenda” of economic opportunity and the “green agenda” of environmental sustainability. Rev. Dr. Brian Konkol, Dean of Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University in New York. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tent lll C4. Banners and Largescale Art for Demonstrations (Demo): Learn how to design and paint banners for demonstrations, including on 24-inch-wide play parachutes. Learn how to create large-scale designs for marches. Nicolas Lampert, Artist, Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Teacher, UW-Milwaukee, Pete Railand, Artist, Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Teacher, UW-Waukesha, and Susan Simensky Bietila, Milwaukee-Based Activist, Artist. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Art Build Tent llll C5. Beautiful and Durable Puppet Art From Cardboard (Demo): Create animal puppets, fish puppets, and hats for water protectors, anti-oil pipeline demonstrations, and antioil train demonstrations. Learn how to use corrugated cardboard and paint to make beautiful and durable art that can tell a dramatic visual story. Susan Simensky Bietila, Milwaukee-Based Activist, Artist. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Art Build Tent l C6. Become an Effective Climate Advocate (2 hours): Learn how to cut pollution from fossil fuels and become an effective advocate for a livable world through a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that builds respectful relationships with lawmakers. Dan Dieterich, Wisconsin Coordinator (Volunteer), Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent l C7.

Climate Justice and Food Sovereignty: Many “false solutions” to climate change actually make climate injustice worse. We will discuss these solutions, as well as explore food sovereignty as a better means to feed the earth and cool the planet. John Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders, Professor at Madison College. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Grey Tent l

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enlivening principles outlined by peacemaker Marshall Rosenberg in his nonviolent communication work. Linda Conroy, Herbal Educator, Moonwise Herbs. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent llll C9. Community of Relationships: Explore how Bumpity Road “accidentally,” created a “perpetual motion machine” of 197 incoming visitors in 2016. Learn why ongoing visitors bring their friends and loved ones and how we, “unknowingly”, created “downlines,” that bring mentoring volunteers to Bumpity Road. Bob Thompson, Retreat Facilitator, Bumpity Road Rural Retreat and Gary Thompson, Attorney. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent l C10. Community-Led Clean Energy Action: State energy policy empowers local governments to pursue clean energy. Workshop focuses on recent actions, like public investments, city resolutions, and direct engagement with utilities, for advancing renewable energy. Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director, RENEW Wisconsin. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the White Tent l C11. Counter Climate Change: The only thing changing faster than the climate is the changing politics around the issue. Citizens must challenge climate deniers who have been emboldened by a government of, by, and, for the fossil fuel industry. Counter climate change by learning the basic science, understanding the negative impacts, and taking decisive action now! Jack O’Donohue, JD, LEED® AP, GRI G3.1/G4, MREA Certified Solar Site Assessor®, Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Member, Soligent Distribution. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Grey Tent l C12. Cradle to the Grave—Fracking and Tar Sands: Hear from an oil train activist who had an oil train derail near her home. Sarah will talk about cradle to grave areas, share her personal story, and share experiences and perspectives from people she has interviewed. Sarah Zarling, Founder, Citizens Acting for Rail Safety - Watertown, WI. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent lll C13. Effective Citizen Action Against Oil Trains: Learn about the danger and secrecy of the “crude oil pipeline on rails”. Find out what citizens’ movements are doing to inform/ activate the public and to protect our communities. Brian Chiu, Ph.D., Citizens Acting for Rail Safety - Milwaukee Area. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent l C14. Enbridge Oil Pipelines in the Great Lakes: Enbridge pipeline company is working to expand oil pipelines throughout the Great Lakes region. This workshop will cover Enbridge’s activities and risks to residents’ water, health and property rights. Mark Borchardt, Organizer, 80 Feet is Enough, Elizabeth Ward, Sierra Club Wisconsin, and Marybeth Elliot, 350 Madison. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent lll C15. Energy Democracy—Participatory Discussion: Join in a group participatory discussion with people brainstorming how to take action in their local venues toward energy sustainability and local self-reliance. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Great Northern Solar. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Grey Tent lll C16. Energy Report Card for Utilities and MG&E Rating: Learn


how RePower Madison developed the Energy Report Card by keeping watch on their local monopoly, Madison Gas & Electric (MG&E), and how MG&E’s report card rates. Mitch will share how this rating system improves transparency and works to restore checks and balances that once existed. Mitch Brey, Campaign Director, RePower Madison. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent llll C17. Engage Public Opinion—Documentary Filmmaking: Explore the documentary filmmaking process, from developing a topic to working with a production team. Learn how public opinion is changed and shaped by the discovery of new, factual information. As an example, we will discuss sustainable agriculture and clean water. Valerie Dantoin, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Grey Tent l C18. Environmental Racism, Environmental Justice: Join us for an interactive workshop that will focus on bringing a racial justice focus to environmental and sustainability work. How can we truly make change across the state and beyond? Z! Haukeness, Community Organizer, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice: Racial Justice Tipping Point. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent ll C19. Faith, Environmental Justice and Solar—An Interfaith Solar Peer Learning Initiative: Learn about this interfaith solar peer learning initiative in Wisconsin. Explore how solar energy can bring people of faith together to care for the Earth (our common home) and save money to reinvest in their missions. Huda Alkaff, Founder and Director, Wisconsin Green Muslims. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Red Tent l C20. Groundwater in Wisconsin (2 hours): We all have a stake in Wisconsin’s water resource. Meet some of Central Wisconsin’s farmers, citizens, scientists, and politicians shaping the discussion and searching for solutions during this panel discussion. Vincent Miresse, Owner of Wholistic Home, Portage County Supervisor District 1 and ModeratorJeremy Solin, Wisconsin ThinkWater Coordinator and National Program Manager, UW-Extension Cooperative Extension, Program Development and Evaluation. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent llll C21. Join MREA’s PV+EV Campaign: MREA has brought lovers of solar photovoltaics (PV) and electric vehicles (EV) together through our year-round renewable energy tours, free EV charging, and The Energy Fair’s Clean Transportation Show. As interest in marrying PV and EV technologies keeps growing, MREA will be fundraising for a new PV carport that will have expanded EV charging capacity, host the Energy Fair’s Clean Transportation Show, and serve as a year-round technical training lab. Nick will guide you through the vision to help MREA make this carport a reality. Nick Hylla, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Friday 11:00 a.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Red Tent l C22. Low-Tech Screen Printing with Paper Stencils (Demo): Learn how to screen print without having to expose a screen. This workshop will cover how to create multiple prints for signs and patches using paper cut stencils. Artists will be generating images focused on renewable energy and

No Back 40 Mine as themes. Pete Railand, Artist, Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Teacher, UW-Waukesha. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Art Build Tent llll C23. Mud Stencils (Demo): Learn how to make environmentallyfriendly street art stencils with mud, clay slip, or plant dyes - a tactic for street art and social justice movements. Nicolas Lampert, Artist, Justseeds Artists Cooperative, Teacher, UWMilwaukee. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Art Build Tent llll C24. Nuclear Power Realities and Climate Chaos: This workshop will discuss what it takes to site, approve, construct, and license new reactors, a timeconsuming process Nuclear power risks deadly which robs resources catastrophes, robs resources from conservation from solutions to climate and efficiency efforts. change, produces ferocious Investing in nuclear radioactive waste, and power hinders the spreads H-bomb material. deployment of clean, renewable, safe energy Say no to nuclear systems required madness to confront climate disruption. John Please join our workshop: “Nuclear Power Realities LaForge, Co-Director, and Climate Chaos” Editor, Nukewatch and Sat., June 17, 2:30 p.m., Blue Tent Kevin Kamps, Nuclear With Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear Waste Specialist, Beyond Nuclear. Nukewatch Saturday 2:30 p.m. in 740A Round Lake Rd the Blue Tent l Luck, WI 54853 nukewatch1@lakeland.ws

C25. Organizing for Clean nukewatchinfo.org Energy: How do beyondnuclear.org communities take effective action to move from fossil fuels to renewables? We’ll discuss organizing citizens, leaders, businesses, and organizations to achieve community-oriented clean energy goals. Devin Martin, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Organizer, Sierra Club. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Grey Tent lll C26. Sierra Club’s Moving Beyond Coal: The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign is a national people-powered network of lawyers, organizers, and activists that Mother Jones called “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet on climate change.” The campaign’s main objective is to replace dirty coal with clean energy by mobilizing grassroots activists in local communities to prevent new coal plants from being built, advocate for the retirement of old and outdated coal plants, and push for replacement of dirty fuels with clean, renewable energy. Our goals include retiring one-third of the nation’s more than 500 coal plants by 2020, replacing the majority of retired coal plants with clean energy solutions such as wind, solar, and geothermal, and keeping coal in the ground in places like Appalachia and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. This workshop will provide an overview of Beyond Coal Campaign efforts, including victories and challenges, and offer opportunities for you to engage with the campaign in your state. Elizabeth Katt

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Reinders, Senior Campaign Representative, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent l C27. Successful Solar Group Buy—A Case Study: Learn the process for starting a solar group buy in your community. Learn about Ellen’s experience working with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) to set up a project in Western Wisconsin. Ellen Terwilliger, Solar Citizen Advocate, Chippewa Valley Affordable Solar, Renew Wisconsin Board Member, Sierra Club, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and Steve Terwilliger, Presenter on Sustainability, Energy and Transportation, City of Eau Claire Sustainability Advisory Committee, Chippewa Valley Affordable Solar, Professor Emeritus Art & Design UWEC, Sierra Club, Renew Wisconsin. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent ll C28. The Renewable Energy of Your Inner Self: A profound, (and humorous), storyteller shares experiences that dramatically increase self-awareness via observing nature, dreams, projections, intuitive writing and speaking, listening to the “still small voice,” etc.   Bob Thompson, Retreat Facilitator, Bumpity Road Rural Retreat and Linette Thompson. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent l C29. Using a Creative Business for Earth Advocacy: The unlikely story of how a music teacher (and wilderness guide) became a creative entrepreneur and community activist in the city. Aubrey Miller, Teacher, Wilderness Guide, Business Owner, REDBUDSUDS. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the White Tent l C30. Wisconsin Activist Art History: Art has been an integral part of Wisconsin’s environmental movements, be it the struggles against the Crandon Mine, the Penokee Mine, or the more recent actions to protect our rivers and lakes. Susan Simensky Bietila, Milwaukee-Based Activist, Artist. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent llll

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Solar Professionals: see pages 38-40 for opportunities to learn from leading manufacturers and distributors while earning NABCEP CECs. D1. 3rd Annual Solar Instructor and Employer Summit: For Instructors, Industry Employers and Stakeholders Looking to Train, Hire and Grow the Solar Workforce. Come join a vigorous discussion among solar training providers, employers and industry stakeholders as we explore some of the challenges and opportunities facing the solar employment pipeline. From hiring challenges to in demand skills, learn how regional training providers, small and large employers, Workforce Investment Boards and your fellow peers are helping to grow the solar workforce. Seating is limited. To RSVP Friday for this event, please visit: https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-midwest-solar-instructorsummit-registration-34392748637 or on-site you can RSVP

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at the MREA Marketplace. Saturday 9:00 a.m. in the Brown (Extended Workshop) Tent. For details see page: 36 l D2. Build a Diverse and Inclusive Solar Workforce: Research shows that diverse companies are successful companies. The growing solar industry presents an opportunity to bring career track employment opportunities to underserved communities, while connecting companies with a skilled and diverse workforce to help them succeed. What does it take to recruit and train a diverse solar workforce, and what do companies need to do to make their workplaces truly inclusive. Erika Symmonds, Director of Workforce Development, GRID Alternatives. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tentllll D3. Building a Solar Market through Solarize Programs: MREA shares lessons learned from group purchasing programs implemented to lower barriers, advancing local solar energy markets across three Midwestern states. These programs lowered convenience barriers, demonstration/social norm barriers, information/uncertainty barriers, and cost barriers. Peter Murphy, Solar Program Manager, Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent l D4. How to Design and Build a PV Lab: Learn about the design, specification, and development of PV labs for educational purposes. This includes learning about the equipment, lab style, integration, and the ins and outs of making a lab effective for the learner. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Great Northern Solar. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent ll D5. Introduction to the NREL System Advisor Model: In this general introduction to SAM, we will discuss the full range of the model’s capabilities from modeling residential rooftop photovoltaic systems to utility-scale wind and concentrating solar power tower projects. The session will consist of a presentation followed by a short software demonstration. SAM is free software for techno-economic modeling of renewable energy projects provided by the U.S. DOE National Renewable Laboratory and is used by project developers, system designers, researchers, and other people involved in making technical and financial decisions about renewable energy projects. Paul Gilman, Technical Writer, Software Developer, Self-employed sub-contractor to NREL. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the White Tent ll D6. Launch a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen: Learn how to start a simple food business today by taking advantage of state laws that allow specific “non-hazardous” foods to be made in your kitchen and sold to the public. John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, Co-Authors of ECOpreneuring, Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, Rural Renaissance, and Soil Sisters. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Black Tent ll D7.

Meeting the Needs of the Solar Workforce: Solar Training and Hiring Insights: The Solar Training Network, led by The Solar Foundation, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, exists to help bridge the gap between solar training and solar employment opportunities. As part of this endeavor, the Solar Training Network completed a comprehensive solar training needs assessment report. The report aggregates data from several research efforts,


including an extensive survey of more than 400 solar installers. It also draws on interviews with dozens of solar employers, trainers and workforce development boards. This seminar will elucidate the findings of this report, as well as provide an overview of the program’s offerings, upcoming releases, and general training and hiring insights. Roxie Brown, Program Director, and Tim Olson, Director of Legal Affairs, The Solar Foundation. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tent llll D8. Modeling PV Systems with the NREL System Advisor Model: (3 hours, 3 NABCEP) We will work through an example of a residential/commercial rooftop photovoltaic system and cover assumptions for system design, retail electricity rates, and building loads, and analyze model results such as performance ratio, NPV, and payback period. You may bring a computer with SAM installed to work through the examples: Go to https://sam.nrel.gov/download for the free download. SAM is free software for technoeconomic modeling of renewable energy projects provided by the U.S. DOE National Renewable Laboratory and is used by project developers, system designers, researchers, and other people involved in making technical and financial decisions about renewable energy projects. Paul Gilman, Technical Writer, Software Developer, Self-employed subcontractor to NREL. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Education Room l D9. Wisconsin Renewable Energy Policy: This session will provide an overview of the current renewable energy and distributed generation policy landscape in Wisconsin and its impacts on the solar, wind, hydropower, and biogas markets. The presentation will include current and potential legislative and public service commission activities and opportunities to advance policies that support the growth of renewable energy markets in Wisconsin. Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Red Tent lll

Continuing Education for selected workshops courtesy of Seventhwave. Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. The * symbolizes that this is a GBCI approved course and offers the amount of CE hours listed in the description. Seventhwave is a USGBC Education Partner. Visit seventhwave.org A20. Reduce Soft Costs —Solar in New Construction (1 AIA LU): Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent. See workshop description on page: 45 l

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Clean Energy Education for Elementary through High School: Learn age appropriate elementary, middle, and high school education material related to energy and climate change. Learn to build foundational knowledge and discover hands-on techniques with tools to allow learners to trace energy in systems such as the carbon cycle. John Greenler, Director of Education, Wisconsin Energy Institute of UW-Madison. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Yellow Tent ll

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Growing Up Green—Support Schools’ Efforts: Learn three simple ways to support local schools in their greening efforts. Whether you’re a business owner, community member, parent, or staff in the school, you can help kids grow green. Susan Schuller, Senior Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, UW-Stevens Point. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent ll

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Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act: The Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act will create thousands of wind and solar jobs, and provide solar training for low-income. Join us for a panel discussion on these solar training efforts in Illinois. Jennifer Martin, Sr. Program Coordinator, Illinois Green Economy Network, Julie Brazeau, Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), Erika Symmonds, Director of Workforce Development, GRID Alternatives. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tent llll

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Solar Institute for STEM Educators: Learn hands-on strategies to incorporate solar education in your STEM classroom and hear about the summer Solar Institute at Madison College funded by the National Science Foundation. Ken Walz, Renewable Energy Instructor, Madison College and Scott Liddicoat, Southwest High School. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Yellow Tent l

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Student Energy Audit Explorations Drive Savings: Experience energy-usage investigations for school and home that empower students working together to apply STEM skills that solve real-world challenges and drive energy savings. Annie Baker, Outreach Specialist and Jenny Christopher, Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, UW-Stevens Point. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Yellow Tent l

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Student-Installed Solar Energy Systems: Mid-State Technical College has partnered with local schools to construct solar energy systems that were installed by middle and high school students. Find out how you can do the same for your class! Benjamin Nusz, Renewable Energy Specialist Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent l

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EC Energy Efficiency & Conservation EC1. Big Air—Avoid Air Leaks in Buildings: We will cover common locations in medium to large buildings, such as schools and apartment buildings, that should be air sealed.  We will cover the process of air sealing a commercial building and materials used.  Learn about ventilation strategies to properly remove pollutants and moisture while creating healthy indoor air quality.  Torrance Kramer, President/BPI BA MF, CEM, LEED AP, Accurate-Airtight Exteriors. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Yellow Tent lll EC2. Comfortable and Energy Efficient Buildings: Improper insulation and air sealing can form ice dams, drafty rooms, and poor indoor air quality. Discuss solutions to improve comfort in your home and business. Torrance Kramer, President/BPI BA MF, CEM, LEED AP, AccurateAirtight Exteriors. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Yellow Tent ll EC3. Condensation on Windows and Moisture Control in New Homes: In this session learn how moisture builds up in homes, where it comes from, and why it condenses on windows and other cold surfaces. We will also discuss the ways to eliminate these issues and get this problem under control. Tom Babinski, Owner, EnergyLink, LLC. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Green Tent ll EC4. Energy Efficient Construction: Learn about what creates comfortable, sustainable, and energy efficient buildings for the northern climate zone. John Brown and Mark Klein, Co-Owners, Gimme Shelter Construction. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Tent ll EC5. Energy Independence—Stories from a 1960 House: Learn how a 1960 2x4 framed house can become a comfortable, super insulated home using no fossil fuels. In our small urban yard, we grow most of our vegetable needs with stored rainwater. Paul Kuenn, Past Solar PV/Solar Thermal Installer and Builder, Contributor to Greenbuildingadvisor.com. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Tent l EC6. Financial Help for Your Renewable or Energy Efficiency Project for Home or Business: Learn about energy efficiency incentives up to $2,000 for eligible residential customers and up to $4,000 for business owners. Nancy will review Wisconsin’s Home Performance Program with emphasis on the Renewable Energy path and the available incentives for solar photovoltaics and geothermal improvements. The program is open to residential customers and nonresidential customers including multifamily, nonprofits, schools and governments, and businesses. Nancy M. Alberte, Home Performance – Renewable Outreach Specialist, Focus on Energy. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent ll

EC7. How Renewable Energy Can Improve Grid Efficiency: This workshop focuses on exploring the potentials of renewable resources in reactive power support to improve energy efficiency on the grid. Fang Yang, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent ll EC8. Multi Stove (Demo): Learn how the Multi Stove works and how its different capabilities work. Topics include how to maintain safety, how to light the stove, how to cook on the stove in both infra red mode and conventional cooking, and how to smoke and dehydrate food. Dale Niggeman, Owner, Multi Stove Co. Friday 4:30 p.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 3:00 p.m. North of Green Building Demo Tent l EC9. Payback from Solar and Conservation: Learn how to utilize solar energy conservation and sustainability for maximizing payback with minimal environmental impact. Evaluate your energy profile for the best solar system, conservation measures, and lifestyle. James Lamb, Geological Mechanical Energy Engineer, President, Middle Fork Engineering. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent ll EC10. Retrofit or Replace: Window Solutions: Come explore cost-effective solutions to combat drafty old windows without sacrificing the integrity of your historic home. Learn about a cost-benefit analysis of replacement windows and retrofit strategies. Leslie Perrigo, Historic Preservation Specialist, ARCH. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Yellow Tent l EC11. Road to Zero Energy Over Building Lifespan: Homeowners are regularly seeking to decrease their carbon footprints through the life of their buildings. We will explore unique ways to reduce your energy consumption over the life of your own building. Torrance Kramer, President/BPI BA MF, CEM, LEED AP, Accurate-Airtight Exteriors. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent llll EC12. Rocket Stoves and Biomass Gasification: Our workshop will focus on rocket stoves and how to build them, as well as biomass gasification. We’ll talk about top lit updraft and downdraft stratified gasifiers. Dale Niggeman, Owner, Multi Stove Co. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Purple Tent lll EC13. Tales from the House—Energy Audits: Join as you learn about interesting finds from over a decade of crawling through nooks and crannies of buildings. The findings showcase why energy audits are essential. Torrance Kramer, President/BPI BA MF, CEM, LEED AP, Accurate-Airtight Exteriors. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent ll EC14. The Reality of Energy Efficient Lighting: With all the lighting choices today, it gets confusing. We will discuss the pros and cons of each, when to change your existing bulbs, and the reality of “box store bulbs.” Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent ll

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Historic Preservation Tax Credits (HPTC) and LEED Standards (1 AIA LU): This workshop will explain how Historic Preservation Tax Credits can work in perfect harmony with LEED standards, to return older buildings to productive use without sacrificing economic viability. Leslie will provide an overview of the Historic Preservation program, LEED, and provide case studies. *Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU thanks to Seventhwave (p. 51 for details.) Leslie Perrigo, Historic Preservation Specialist, ARCH. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent l

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Arbor Care—Pruning and Maintenance of Urban Trees (Demo): Gain a basic understanding of planting and pruning young trees and shrubs. Review types of tools and methods for maintaining different species. Learn proper pruning techniques to establish healthy trees. Michael Barrett, Manager/Horticulturist, Alternate Plan, LLC. Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Forest Stage ll

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Backyard Composting Basics: We will discuss the basics of backyard composting, bin selection, materials to use, how-tos, and troubleshooting. Angie Lemar, Program Director, Recycling Connections. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Black Tent l

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Bees for Free—Swarms and Cutouts: Beekeeping is a wonderful hobby and, for some, a full-time business. When honeybees become a nuisance, they need to be removed by an experienced beekeeper who can relocate them to a safe place. John Holzwart, Plant Based Services, LLC. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Black Tent ll

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Biochar, Ancient Miracle (2 hours): We will cover history, making, preparation, and use of biochar. Highlighting the carbon sequestration possible, conditioning char and preparing it for use. Tony C. Saladino, Director/Guide, ECO-Tours of Wisconsin, Inc. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent l

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Design Inspiration for a Creative Vegetable Garden: Learn about fresh ideas to elevate an ordinary garden to an extraordinary one. Design a garden that inspires joy and learn tips for adding artistic touches, where to go for inspiration, and colorful varieties to grow. Megan Cain,

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Advanced Backyard Composting (Demo): Learn how to actively manage your compost pile to achieve maximum results year-round. Participate in an in-depth Q&A about home systems, the process, and troubleshooting. Attendance at Backyard Composting Basics workshop is encouraged. Karin Sieg, Executive Director, Recycling Connections. Saturday 3:30 p.m. at the Forest Stage ll

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Eating Year-Round from the Garden: Strategies for extending the harvest and planning for local food throughout the seasons. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Homestead Subsistence Gardener and Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds and Larisa Walk, Co-Author, Feeding Ourselves - The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Pink Tent ll

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Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms for the Rest of Us: Do you like mushrooms but are not sure what to pick, grow, or propagate? From spore to mycelium to fruiting body, the mushroom is an amazing part of our natural world. Join us for this basic overview. John Holzwart, Plant Based Services, LLC. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Black Tent ll

G10. Energy Wise Food Storage—Root Cellaring: Two seasoned organic gardeners will share their tips for “root cellaring” live foods and other winter storage tricks and methods. Larisa Walk, Co-Author, Feeding Ourselves - The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate and Jan Erdman, Gardener. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent ll G11. Farmstead Chef: Organic Eating on a Dime: Join Lisa Kivirist as she shares practical tips and strategies for enjoying more sustainable, healthy, nutritious foods while both saving money and stewarding the environment. Lisa Kivirist, Co-Author of Soil Sisters, Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring, and Rural Renaissance. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Black Tent l G12. Food Preservation—Dehydrating and Canning: Preserve food utilizing time-proven methods in updated ways that save energy. Learn about building and using the Walk solar food dryer as well as using steam for canning and juicing. Larisa Walk, Co-Author, Feeding Ourselves - The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent lll

G16. Growing Your Own Fruit Trees in Hostile Climates: While it’s pretty easy to grow fruit trees in moderate climates, there are many challenges we northern homesteaders face. Learn how to select the best varieties to match your zone, what trees NOT to waste your money on, how to plant, and care for throughout the year, and how to keep your baby trees safe from pests. Nearly every yard has room for a few fruit trees. Jackie Clay, Homesteader, Writer for Backwoods Home Magazine. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Black Tent ll G17. How to Use a Hoop House Year-Round: With a hoop house/greenhouse you can replace the cold sunny days with warm sunny days year-round. Learn about the benefits including eating more nutritious year-round, reducing cabin fever, and more. You will understand how a greenhouse works and what to consider when purchasing one. Dale Niggeman, Owner, Multi Stove Co. and Robert Braun, Pigeon River Farm. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the White Tent l G18. Hyper-Local Ecosystem Based Food (Demo): Creative new American cuisine based on what ecosystem, bio-region, and farmshed you find yourself in. A combination of wild and fresh products and foods to make bright, fresh, and distinct food. Dan Solberg, Farmer, Chef, Stack Farm & Food Co. Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Stage lll G19. Launch Your Organic Farm Dream: Covering everything from business planning to tool use to integrating family into farm and field operations, this workshop is for anyone dreaming of bringing their vision of agricultural entrepreneurship to life. Explore farming resources from business planning to grants and education. Lisa

G13. Frozen Assets: WI Summer in Your Freezer: Learn how Central Rivers Farmshed started an innovative frozen vegetable CSA program working with their shared commercial kitchen, sustainable local farms, and participating community members! Gregory Petz, Kitchen Coordinator, Central Rivers Farmshed. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Black Tent l G14. Gardening 102: Getting a Garden Going (Demo): We all want to grow our own food, but do we have what it takes? The answer is, “You betcha!” Jason Wendt, Proprietor/Consultant/Head Gardener, The Garden Guru. Friday 12:00 p.m. at the Forest Stage ll G15. Growing and Enjoying Staple Crops: Explore growing, harvesting, processing, and cooking Midwestern staple crops, such as legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, for the adventurous gardener or cook. Larisa Walk, Co-Author, Feeding Ourselves - The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent ll

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Kivirist, Co-Author of Soil Sisters, Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring, and Rural Renaissance. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the White Tent ll G20. Making Soil Biology Work for You: Introduction to soil microbiology and how it helps you grow healthy toxin free food. Learn how the soil food web works and how to take advantage of the unseen helpers below our feet. Reduce fertilizer use, weed pressure, and increase beneficials in your ecosystem. Designed to be easy to understand with no prior experience needed. Rob Turner, Rare Earth Vermicompost (REV Organic). Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent l G21. Permaculture Basics: There are many ways to make a space more productive with less work while ensuring your own health and that of the planet. Learn about permaculture and turn your yard into your own private grocery store. John Holzwart, Plant Based Services, LLC. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Black Tent ll G22. Processing Maple Sap into Maple Syrup: This workshop will discuss how to process maple sap into maple syrup. We will discuss different processing methods, proper finishing, and filtering to ensure a quality product for you and your customer. Jim Adamski, Sales Consultant, Sugarmaker for 30+ Years, CDL Wisconsin / Roth Sugarbush. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Pink Tent lll G23. Raising Pigs on Green Pasture: Learn how to raise pigs sustainably on green pastures with low inputs. This presentation will tell you what to expect throughout the seasons, including changes in diet, housing requirements, farrowing, and weaning. Dave and Hunter Cronauer, White Bison Farm. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Black Tent l G24. Sustainable Living Simplified: Grow your own food and prepare it in your farmstead kitchen! Craft your version of the good life based on self-reliance and interconnected systems addressing food, energy, nature, and finances. John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, Co-Authors of ECOpreneuring, Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, Rural Renaissance, and Soil Sisters. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent ll G25. Tools and Techniques for Light-Footprint Gardens: Hand tools, season extension tricks, and cultural practices to make the ‘mostly-by-hand’ garden possible. Learn which tools and techniques we’ve found to be essential from soil prep to harvest. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Homestead Subsistence Gardener and Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds and Larisa Walk, Co-Author, Feeding Ourselves - The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Pink Tent ll G26. Try “Yardening” with Mother Nature: “Yardening” is the blissful marriage of your yard and garden! Join “Mother Nature” for a lively presentation on “yardening” to encourage a more eco-friendly, edible, productive, low-maintenance landscape! Margaret Mary Gerhard, Volunteer, and Kim Diaz, Helfenstein Soup Council. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Black Tent llll

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G27. Understanding Soil Chemistry, Microbes, and Yields: More advanced level of soil biology. Discussion about soil chemistry, how it effects weeds and plant yields, how microbes can change it, and how we can help the microbes out with supplements and catalysts when soil chemistry is out of balance. Rob Turner, Rare Earth Vermicompost (REV Organic). Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent l G28. Using Herbs Creatively in the Vegetable Garden: Creatively incorporate herbs into your vegetable garden by learning how to build an herb spiral, create artistic plantings and combinations, grow unique varieties, and easily preserve herbs. Megan Cain, Owner, The Creative Vegetable Gardener. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent l G29. Vegetable Seed Saving Part I: Why and how to save seed from your own garden vegetables. Focus will be on the easiest, self-pollinating crops for beginners. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Homestead Subsistence Gardener and Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent ll G30. Vegetable Seed Saving Part II: Will look at crosspollinating crops, biannuals, and other seed-saving challenges. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Homestead Subsistence Gardener and Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent ll G31. Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: Learn how you can grow fresh salad greens throughout the winter with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill. Lee Olson will teach you a method that provides delicious, healthy salad greens in less than ten days at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. You will go home with a “growing salad” and information on how and where to purchase inexpensive supplies for more growing. Lee Olson, Grant Recipient, Macalester College and Barb Wagner. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tent l

WORKSHOP LEVELS BEGINNER: l Little or no prior knowledge on the subject. INTERMEDIATE: l Understand the basic concepts and vocabulary. Workshop provides more specific information on a topic. ADVANCED: l Knowledgeable and skilled in an area. Workshops are more like continuing education courses, where specialized knowledge is shared. TEACHERS: l The workshop is applicable for teachers and educators. CHILDREN: l The workshop is intended for children at or above the indicated age.


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MREA Marketplace

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(PV16) Intro to Photovoltaic Systems (A)

(PV12) Energy Mgmt (PV7) Tech/ Training Commercial for Home & Solar PV Business at Economics Grid Trailer (X51-55)

(C21)/(PV18) Join MREA’s PV+EV Campaign

(D3) Building a Solar Market through Solarize Programs

(D9) 12 Wisconsin p.m. Renewable Energy Policy

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(PV26) Time 2:30 Real Analysis of p.m. Standalone Home

3:30 (SH3) Intro to Solar p.m. Hot Water

(PV30) 4:30 Residential p.m. Solar Electric Systems

(D4) How to Design and Build a PV Lab

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(A18) Masonry Heater History and Design

(L16) Hands-On Sourdough and Pizza Oven (Demo)

(T3) Convert a Vehicle to Run on Cooking Oil

(PV32) Selecting an Installer, Facts, & Expectations (L24) (C27) (A19) (A22) Restoring SuccessModern Straw Bale 500-acre Naful Solar Building of Construction tive-Habitat Group Straw-Clay in the Midwest with RenewBuy—A House Walls (Demo) able Power Case Study (A21) (EC9) Straw Bale Payback from ConstrucSolar and tion in the Conservation Midwest

(PV20) Maximizing PV Value and Utility Rate Plans (Residential and Commercial)

(A7) (EC2) ConstrucComfortable tion Details and Energy and Energy Efficient Modeling for Buildings a Net Zero Tiny Home

(PV4) Battery System Concepts for Homeowners

(EC1) Big Air— Avoid Air Leaks in Buildings

(A11) Finding Affordable Happiness in a Small/Tiny House

(PV3) Aesthetics of Renewable Energy

(EC10) Retrofit or Replace: Window Solutions

(A23) Tie Sustainability & Art into a Remodel Project

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(EC6) Financial Help for Renewable/ Energy Efficiency Project for Home or Business

(C29) Using a Creative Business for Earth Advocacy

(G13) Frozen Assets: WI Summer in your Freezer

(L3) Beginning & Intermediate Yoga

(C10) Community-Led Clean Energy Action (F5)/(PV36) (B8) Solutions Woodfor Financchip-Based ing Local District Energy Gov. Solar Systems Projects (B3) Biogas: Integrating with Solar and Geothermal

(D6) Launch a (W3) Food BusiIntro to ness from Wind Your Home Kitchen (L23) Pressure Canning Basics

(W1) Fall Protection & Safety for Tower Work

Keynote: Erica Mackie, Grid Alternatives on the Human-Powered Main Stage!

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(W4) Mythbust(B2) (G23) ing—What Bio-Fuels— Raising Pigs You Need to Solar Energy on Green Know Before Stored by Pasture Buying a Vegetation Small Wind Turbine (L13) (T9) Fishing for (EC12) (PV19) (G31) Public Dinner: Rocket Stoves Living Year-Round Transit: A Knot-Tying, and Biomass Off-Grid, Indoor Salad SustainIdentifiGasification Really!? Gardening able Plan cation, & Lures (G9) (C3) (L21) (G19) (L7) Edible and An Olive Nuclear Launch ElectromagMedicinal Agenda— Power your Ornetic Exposure Mushrooms Economics, Nays… Any ganic Farm 2017 Update for the Rest Ecology and Yeas? Dream of Us Faith

(T8) Potential of Regional Transit Authorities in WI

(EC8) Multi Stove (Demo)

(D5) Introduction to the NREL System Advisor Model

Member Dinner (Brown Tent) and Live Music: Jake Manders (Forest Stage)

Documentary Screening of “Between Earth and Sky” and Q&A with Co-Director: Jonathan Seaborn (Main Stage)

9:00 p.m. Live Music: Davina & The Vagabonds on the Human-Powered Main Stage!


SILENT AUCTION & ART BUILD TENT

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(C16) Energy Report Card for Utilities and MG&E Rating

(L20) MREA Campus Tour (Departing from Silent (C20) Auction Tent) Groundwater in Wisconsin (2 hours)

(C18) Environmental Racism, Stop by and Environmen- place your bid tal Justice at the Silent Auction Tent. Proceeds bene(C12) Cradle to the fit MREA progr Grave—Frack- ams. ing and Tar Sands

Closed Session

(L17) Herbal First EJOT Solar Fastening Aid ($30 Systems (1 ticket) NABCEP)

(L22) Pesticides: Health Research and Water Impact

Soligent Distribution Vendor Spotlight

SolarEdge Technologies Optimize Your Business (1.5 NABCEP, 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.)

(R8) Puppet Show—The Three Friends and (L12) Climate Fishing Change for Dinner (Demo, 2 (R16) hours) Window

MidNite Solar Rapid Shutdown—How to Handle 2014 & 2017 NEC (1 NABCEP)

(T4) Convert a Vehicle into a to Run on Cooking Waldorf Oil (Demo) Kindergarten

MREA PV Internships for Growing Regional Workforce

(B5) (R2) Micro-Scale BioCatching gas for Consumer the Sun Use (Demo)

Keynote: Erica Mackie, Grid Alternatives on the Human-Powered Main Stage!

(C15) Energy Democracy— Participatory Discussion

(C2) Activist Art for Climate Justice

Art Build Tent open 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., stop by to learn about art production and help prepare for Saturday and Sunday art building workshops

Final bids close (C17) at 4:30 p.m. Engage Public and winners Opinion— announced! Documentary Filmmaking

Closed Session (PV39) Women Advancing Our Renewable Energy Future— Panel and Networking Starting at 4:00 p.m.

6 p.m. Exhibits Close

(PV1) 2017 NEC Changes for Renewables ($30 ticket, 3 NABCEP)

(T2) Convert a Bicycle to Electric Assist Folsom Labs Op- (Demo) timizing Designs for LCOE and Close Rate (2 NABCEP) (B1) Bio-Fuels—Lanterns, Stoves, Small Engines, and Autos (Demo) Outback Power Technologies Inverter Fundamentals (1 NABCEP)

FOREST STAGE DEMOS

MAIN STAGE

WI Network for Peace and Justice Pancake Breakfast (open 9 - 10:30 a.m. to public)

(G14) Gardening 102: Getting a Garden Going (Demo)

(R6) Make Non-Toxic Paint

(R10) River Valley Music: Haley MarioKatrin nettes

(R7) Make Your Own Non-Toxic Play Dough

(R17) Yoga for Kids and Family

Member Dinner (Brown Tent) and Live Music: Jake Manders (Forest Stage)

Documentary Screening of “Between Earth and Sky” and Q&A with Co-Director: Jonathan Seaborn (Main Stage) 9:00 p.m. Live Music: Davina & The Vagabonds on the Human-Powered Main Stage!

Green Mini Demo Derby w/DJ Sting & Heart Burnz 7:30 p.m. (Forest Stage)

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(A10)/(EC4) (EC13) Energy Tales from the Efficient House—EnerConstrucgy Audits (A6) tion Cob Art Bench Build (Extend(T1) ed, $30 ticket, (C21)/ (E2) Building and (A1) 3 hours) (PV18) Growing Up Maintaining All Electric Join MREA’s Green—SupMultiple Home—A PV+EV port Schools’ Celled Lithium Case Study Campaign Efforts Battery Packs (PV5) Being a Smart Solar Electric System Consumer

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(PV28) Reconstruction and Characteristics of 24 Volt Li-ion Battery Based on Leaf Cells

(E6) Student-Installed Solar Energy Systems

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(A20)/(PV29) Reduce Soft Costs—Solar in New Construction (1 AIA LU) (F1) Historic Preservation Tax Credits (HPTC) and LEED Standards (1 AIA LU) (A24) Views of Building Green from the Architect and Owners (1 AIA LU)

(G11) Farmstead (T11) (L32) Chef: Tesla Car Yoga Session Organic Owner Panel for All Levels Eating on a Dime

(L2) Basic Blacksmithing Using Homemade Charcoal (Demo at 10:00 a.m.)

(PV17) (PV21) Intro to MREA Solar Photovoltaic Power Hour Systems (B)

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GREEN HOME DEMOS

(A12) Heating Your Home with a Masonry Mass Stove

(A5) Cob and Pizza Oven (Demo at Green Home Demos)

(W5) WaterPumping Windmills

(T5) E-Bikes— The Future is Now

(T6) Hydrogen Fuel Cell Economy

(F2) Investing Sustainably

(L10) End of Life Ecology—Green Burials

(L28) Tips and Tools for Cooking with the Sun

(PV27) Realistic Calculation of Solar Payback

(G28) (G4) Using Herbs Backyard Creatively in Compostthe Vegetaing Basics ble Garden

Keynote: Kari Lydersen, Midwest Energy News on the Human-Powered Main Stage! (SH1) High Mass Sand Beds & Solar Thermal Storage

(PV8) Designing and Building a 40kW PV System

(E1) Clean Energy Education for Elementary through High School

(A16) Make Your Own Paints and Finishes: Part One

(C24) Nuclear (B7) Power Off-Grid CookRealities ing Options and Climate Chaos

(SH2) Hybrid Heating (PV22) and Cooling Off-Grid —Energy Cabins from Well Water and Solar

(E5) Student Energy Audit Explorations Drive Savings

(PV14) Financing (PV15) PV Systems Intermediate for Tax PV Exempt Orgs.

(A4) (E4) Building an (EC8) Solar Institute Affordable Multi Stove for STEM Passive (Demo Educators House

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(A15) Introduction to Passive House

(A17) Make Your Own Paints and Finishes: Part Two (Demo)

(PV23) PV for Domestic Hot Water & Backup Power w/DIY Controller

(L18) Herbs & Fermentation for Digestive Health

(D2)/(PV6) Build a Diverse & Inclusive Solar Workforce (D7) Meeting the Needs of the Solar Workforce: Solar Training and Hiring Insights (E3) Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act

(L6) Corpses to Combustion: A Fossil Fuel History

(PV37) (B6) The History Not Your of the PioGrandfather’s neers of PV Wood Stove Power

(G16) Growing Your Own Fruit Trees in Hostile Climates

(EC5) Energy Independence— Stories from a 1960 House

(L4) Build a Pervi(SH4) ous Driveway, The Solar Walkway, or Greenhouse Patio from Cobblestones

(G26) Try “Yardening” with Mother Nature

Keynote: JB Straubel, CTO of Tesla on the Human-Powered Main Stage! Donor Dinner (Brown Tent)

Live Music: Josh Cohen (Forest Stage)

Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae: 8:30 p.m. Sloppy Joe: 10 p.m. Live Music on the Human-Powered Main Stage!


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BROWN EXTENDED WORKSHOP TENT

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION RAINBOW’S FOREST STAGE SHOW END DEMOS

(PV25) Rail-less RT [E] Mount (Demo at Exhibit Booth B810 at 9:15 a.m.)

Place your Silent Auction Bid!

(L20) MREA Campus Tour (De(C6) parting from Become an Silent Auction Effective Tent at 10:00 Climate a.m.) Advocate (2 hours) (C22) Low-Tech Screen Printing with Paper Stencils (Demo at Art (C26) Build Tent Sierra 10:00 a.m. to Club’s 1:00 p.m.) Moving Beyond Coal

EDUCATION ROOM IN THE SOLAR PROMARKEFESSIONAL PLACE BUILDING

(G10) Energy Wise Food Storage—Root Cellaring

(D1) 3rd Annual Solar Instructor and Employer Summit (G12) Food Preser- (Registration vation—De- required) hydrating and Canning

(G15) Growing and Enjoying Staple Crops

Morningstar Corporation New ProStar and Off-Grid System Monitoring (1.5 NABCEP, Quick Mount 9:15 to 10:45 PV Solar a.m.) Roofing Best Practices (1 NABCEP)

Fronius USA Fronius SnapINverters Installation (2 NABCEP)

Rolls Battery Troubleshooting Lead Acid Battery-Based Systems and Maintenance (2 NABCEP)

Final bids close at 4:30 (C7) p.m. and Climate winners Justice and announced! Food Sovereignty

(G22) Processing Maple Sap into Maple Syrup

(G8) Eating YearRound from the Garden

(PV13) Energy Storage and Renewable Energy ($30 ticket)

(G25) Tools and Techniques for Light-Footprint Gardens

Quick Mount PV Quick Rack Installation Demo at Training Roof Magnum Energy (1 NABCEP) DC and AC Coupled Solar StorRoof-Tech age Solutions (2 Rail-less RT NABCEP) [E] Mount in Pitched Roofs Code and Best Practices (L8) Electromagnetic Exposure from Wiring (Demo)

Outback Power Technologies OutBack Inverter Fundamentals (1 NABCEP)

(G18) Hyper-Local Ecosystem Based Food (Demo)

(R13) Solar Power Learning Fun

(B4) Biomass Cooking and Pressure Canning (Demo)

(T13) Try an E-Bike (Demo)

(B5) Micro-Scale Biogas for Consumer Use (Demo)

1 P.M. (R10) (Rainbow’s End) River Valley Marionettes

(R4) Fabulous Frogs

Music: Patchouli

(R1) Aerialists Fly High at the MREA!

G1) Advanced Backyard Composting (Demo)

(T7) Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) in Midwest

(L29) (R15) Tools for Terrific Turtles Relaxation (Demo)

Keynote: JB Straubel, CTO of Tesla on the Human-Powered Main Stage! Donor Dinner (Brown Tent)

Organic Valley Breakfast: 9 - 11 a.m. to the public

Keynote: Chris Holman of Nami Moon (R5) (G3) Farms! Make Your Arbor Care—Prun- 9:15 Own Journals ing and Maintea.m. from Ellie nance of Urban Pooh Trees (Demo)

Keynote: Kari Lydersen, on the Human-Powered Main Stage! (C25) Organizing (C5) for Clean Beautiful and Durable PupEnergy pet Art From Cardboard (Demo at Art Build Tent (C11) 2:30 to 5:30 Counter p.m.) Climate Change

(R3) CWES Songs and Skits

MAIN STAGE

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Live Music: Josh Cohen (Forest Stage)

Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae: 8:30 p.m. Sloppy Joe: 10 p.m. Main Stage

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(EC7) How Renewable Energy Can Improve Grid Efficiency

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(SH4) (PV2) The Solar Advanced Greenhouse PV

(C21)/(PV18) Join MREA’s PV+EV Campaign

(C19) Faith, Environmental Justice and 12 Solar—An p.m. Interfaith Solar Peer Learning Initiative

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(PV38) When and Why You Should Work with an Engineer

(A3) (EC11) Build Your Road to Zero EnOwn Rustic ergy Over BuildLog Furniture ing Lifespan From Treetops

(PV24) PV for Your Home

(A8/A13) Introduction (EC14) to Cordwood The Reality of Construction Energy Efficient Followed by Lighting Cordwood Book Signing (12:45 p.m.)

(PV33) Smart Grid and Micro Grid Basics at Grid Trailer (Exhibit Booth x5155 at 10:00 a.m.)

(L15) (A9) Green or Design and Build Not—Daily Your Energy Life and ProdEfficient Home uct Use

(PV21) 3 MREA Solar p.m. Power Hour

(PV35) Solar Revolution— Cheaper and Spreading Fast

(L30) Waste Reduction in the Home

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(A2) Build Your Own Log Furniture From Treetops (Demo)

(PV9) DIY Portable Solar—Fits on Apartment Balcony (PV10) DIY Solar (T5) Garage— E-Bikes—The Power a Future is Now House and Car

(T12) Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions

(L19) Install (G24) Antenna Sustainable for Free TV Living Simpli- and DIY Digfied ital Video Recorder (DVR)

(L27) (F3) The Power of Socially ResponSisterhood Solsible Investing stice Gathering (G2) (L26) Arbor Care— The Perils of the Pruning and Apparel Industry Maintenance of Urban Trees

(G17) How to Use a Hoophouse YearRound

(L5) Choosing Herbal Remedies for Sustainability

Keynote: Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy (RREAL) on the Human-Powered Main Stage!

(F4)/(PV34) Solar Financing for 2 Business, p.m. Homeowners, and Nonprofits

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(L2) Basic Blacksmithing Using Homemade Charcoal (Demo)

Energy Fair Closes.

(A14) Introduction to Cordwood Construction (Demo)

(EC3) Condensation (EC8) on Windows Multi Stove and Moisture (Demo) Control in New Homes

(W6) Wind Site Assessment

(G20) Making Soil Biology Work For You

(PV11) Electromagnetic Interference— The Basics

(T10) Reality of Vehicle Maintenance and Conversions

(G27) Understanding Soil Chemistry, Microbes, and Yields

(L9) Electromagnetic (G21) Exposure—ExPermaculture ploring Case Basics Studies

(G5) Bees for Free— Swarms and Cutouts

See you in St. Paul, for The MN Energy Fair, September, 9-10 & Solar Professional Day Sept. 8th!


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(L20) MREA Campus Tour (Departing from Silent Auction Tent at 10:00 a.m.) (L25) (L32) SustainabilYoga Sesity in Art— sion for All Catalyst for (C23) Levels Mud Stencils Change (Demo at Art (C1) Build Tent (C9) 132 Nations: 10:00 a.m. to Community Women 1:00 p.m.) of Relation- March to ships Ban the Stop by and Bomb place your bid at the Silent Auction Tent. (C28) (C14) Proceeds The Renew- Enbridge Oil benefit MREA able Energy Pipelines in programs. of Your the Great Inner Self Lakes

(G29) Vegetable Seed Saving Part I

(G30) Vegetable (W2) Seed Sav- Homebrew ing Part II Wind ($30 ticket) (G7) Design Inspiration for a Creative Vegetable Garden

(PV31) Safety and (D8) Ergonomics Modeling Awareness PV Systems Training and with the Best Practices NREL Sysfor Solar Enertem Advisor gy Generation Model (3 Employees NABCEP) (3 hours, 3 NABCEP) (T13) Try an E-Bike (Demo)

(C30) Wisconsin Activist Art History

(C4) Banners and Largescale Art for Demonstrations (Demo at Art Build Tent 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

(L22) Pesticides: Health Research and Water Impact

(C13) Effective Citizen Action Against Oil Trains

Final Silent Auction bids close at 3:00 p.m.!

(B5) Micro-Scale Interested in helping distribute materials Biogas for and spread the word about The Energy Consumer Fair in Saint Paul, MN Sept 9-10? Sign-up in Use (Demo) the Volunteer Tent or at TheEnergyFair.org/ volunteer

(G6) Biochar, Ancient Miracle (2 Support MREA’s PV+EV Campaign! Help us hours) achieve our goal of installing a solar carport with Advanced EV Charging. See page 19 to learn more. Driving on sunshine!

(R12) Sensational Snakes

(L1) All Things Coffee (Demo)

(R11) Seafaring Puppeto

(L14) Garden Scrap Cocktail Hour (Demo)

Organic Valley Breakfast (9- 11:00 a.m.) to public

(R9) Rainbow’s End Scavenger Hunt

Keynote: Jason Edens, (RREAL) on the Human-Powered Main Stage!

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(L31) What to (R2) Do With Catching the All That Sun Wool (Demo)

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measuring techniques used to detect wiring errors, magnetic and electrical fields, and radio frequency as well as demos of mitigation. Spark Burmaster, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Options, Building Biology Institute and Neil Matthes, MSEE, PE Electrician, Duck Creek Engineering. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Education Room l

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All Things Coffee (Demo): Coffee is a seasonallyharvested fruit that grows in specific tropical locations. The seeds are carefully sorted, roasted, ground, and then brewed to create the beverage we identify as that delicious morning cup.  Jared Linzmeier, RUBY Colorful Coffees. Sunday 11:00 a.m. at the Forest Stage lll Basic Blacksmithing Using Homemade Charcoal (Demo): Jim will cover how he made a 55-gallon drum forge and cover the six basic operations or techniques of blacksmithing including drawing, bending, upsetting, swaging, punching, and forge welding (no welding will take place). Jim Kotsonis, Blacksmith and Custom Knife Maker. Friday 10:00 a.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. North of Green Building Demo Tent l Beginning and Intermediate Yoga: Warm up for a great day at the Fair with an hour of relaxing, rejuvenating yoga. No experience necessary - wear loose-fitting clothing. Children and adults welcome. Dan Fortson, Yoga nut, Certified Yoga Instructor (200 hours), marathon runner. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent ll Build a Pervious Driveway, Walkway, or Patio from Cobblestones: James will walk you through the stepby-step process of designing, obtaining materials, and building a pervious antique granite quartzite cobblestone driveway, walkway, or patio. Learn how this method is sustainable and how storm water is contained. James Lamb, President, Middle Fork Engineering and Consulting. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Purple Tent l

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Electromagnetic Exposure—Exploring Case Studies: Based on over 30 years of Spark’s and Neil’s efforts to solve electrical and electromagnetic exposure problems, they have tales to tell and will discuss past problems and solutions. Spark Burmaster, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Options, Building Biology Institute and Neil Matthes, MSEE, PE Electrician, Duck Creek Engineering. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the White Tent l

L10. End of Life Ecology—Green Burials: Learn about the history, culture, methodology, comparisons and differences between conventional and green burials. Gain insight into the how-to, environmental considerations, logistics, gimmicks, preparation and containers. Q & A included. Shedden Farley, Director, Cemeterian, Natural Path Sanctuary at the Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Black Tent llll L11. Fermented Foods for Health (Demo): Explore an overview of the fermentation process, noting the similarities among different types of fermentation and how these relate to holistic health and how to make fermented foods at home. Faith Anacker, Holistic Health Educator, Fizzeology Foods. Sunday 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Stage llll L12. Fishing for Dinner (Demo, 2 hours): Wisconsin waters are teeming with hungry fish. Learn how to prepare a fish you’ve just landed on your kitchen table for a tasty, healthy meal that was harvested from waters close to home. Don’t miss the following Fishing for Dinner: Knot-Tying, Identification, and Lures workshop. Theresa Stabo, Fisheries Outreach Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Friday 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Stage l L13. Fishing for Dinner: Knot-Tying, Identification, and Lures: Wisconsin waters are teeming with hungry fish. Learn how to land one on your kitchen table and cook it for a tasty, healthy meal, harvested from waters close to home. We’ll cover knot-tying, fish identification, and hints on lure selection. Don’t miss the previous Fishing for Dinner (Demo.) Theresa Stabo, Fisheries Outreach Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Black Tent l L14. Garden Scrap Cocktail Hour (Demo): Why throw away your garden scraps when you can drink them? Learn how to use your scraps (such as peels, roots, and leaves) to create refreshing and savory craft cocktails and cocktail ingredients! Zach Strenger, Brand Ambassdor, Brian Cummins, and Alex Scheffler, Great Northern Distilling Great Northern Distilling. Sunday 12:00 p.m. at the Forest Stage l

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L15. Green or Not—Daily Life and Product Use: Ramy will cover many simple “green” things you can do in daily life and also how to tell which products are actually “green!” Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Tent lll L16. Hands-On Sourdough and Pizza Oven (Demo): Work with three generations of bakers to make dough to be cooked in MREA’s outdoor cob pizza oven (constructed out of wood, sand, straw, and clay). Includes discussion of making and keeping a sourdough culture, useful sourdough recipes, and how to bake in a wood-fired cob pizza oven. Plan on working with your hands. Take home free starter culture! Nick Hylla and Family, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Friday 10:00 a.m. at the Pizza Oven near Green Home Demos l L17.

Herbal First Aid (3 hours): This three hour workshop requires a $30 ticket that can be purchased at www. TheEnergyFair.org/tickets or on-site (space limited). Join veteran herbalist Linda Conroy for this experiential workshop. During this session we will go for a walk and identify plants that are effective for a wide spectrum of first aid needs. After the walk we will make Herbal preparations, that you can use to either start or add to your existing first aid kit. Linda Conroy, Herbal Educator, Moonwise Herbs. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Brown (Extended Workshop) Tent ll

L18. Herbs and Fermentation for Digestive Health: The health of our digestive system impacts our overall health. Join herbalist Linda Conroy as she shares a 5-point approach to maintaining a healthy gut and sustaining your health. Linda Conroy, Herbal Educator, Moonwise Herbs. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Black Tent ll L19. Install Antenna for Free TV and DIY Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Eliminate cable bills! Learn what antenna to buy and how to best install to receive your local broadcaster’s free digital signal. Michael will cover costs and payback. Bonus: how to turn an old PC into a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for $70. Michael Malinowski, Electrical Engineer/Installer of Three Antennas. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent l L20. MREA Campus Tour: Get a tour of the MREA grounds to see clean energy systems that power MREA headquarters year-round. See wind and solar electric systems, solar thermal, solar hot air, and green building designs, including our new earth plaster pizza oven. You’ll also learn about our electric vehicle charging stations. Tours are free. Clay Sterling, Assistant Professor Electrical Technology, Business and Technology Electrical Technology, Kankakee Community College. Friday 10:00 a.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. Departing from Silent Auction Tent l L21. Nuclear Power Nays… Any Yeas?: Nuclear power is seeing increasing attention—new power plants are going online in the United States and the world. Is there a need or use for it? Presentation followed by discussion. Steven Terwilliger, Presenter on Sustainability, Energy

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and Transportation, City of Eau Claire Sustainability Advisory Committee, Chippewa Valley Affordable Solar, Professor Emeritus Art & Design UWEC, Sierra Club, Renew Wisconsin. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Tent ll L22. Pesticides: Health Research and Water Impact: We will explore which crops grown in Wisconsin are the most and least pesticide-intensive, where drinking water wells contain pesticides, and what the health effects of pesticides are for kids. Lynn Markham, Land Use Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent llll L23. Pressure Canning Basics: Learn how pressure-canned food provide healthful, tasty meals year-round at a dirt-cheap price. This workshop covers why you should learn to pressure can, simple safety, and easy steps for canning meat, vegetables, and mixed meals in a jar. You’ll never be afraid to pressure can again! Jackie Clay, Homesteader, Writer for Backwoods Home Magazine. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Black Tent lll L24. Restoring 500-acre Native-Habitat with Renewable Power: Describing the 500-acre native-habitat restoration project of Prairie Haven with solar power, geo-thermal heat, converting tools and vehicles to electric, and instrumentation. Mike will cover the motivation for the project, results so far, and future plans. Mike O’Connor, Marcie O’Connor, Land Owners, Prairie Haven (a 500 acre Driftless-area native-habitat restoration project). Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent lll L25. Sustainability in Art—Catalyst for Change: Erin will provide an overview of the intersection of art and sustainability, how art can be made in a sustainable way, how art can promote societal and governmental change, and current examples. Erin Wilaby, Founder and Officer; Junior Co-Chair; Student of Environmental Science, Vagabond and Explorers Guild; Meiningens; University of Minnesota Morris. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent ll L26. The Perils of the Apparel Industry: Learn how the apparel industry harms the environment, contributes to climate change, and harms its workers. Lenore will cover alternatives such as air drying of clothes. Lenore Hitchler, Column Writer for Only Natural Energy, Citizens Climate Lobby and 350. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the White Tent ll L27.

The Power of Sisterhood Solstice Gathering: Join together and rise with other women in a sacred space. Celebrate the solstice and gain a better understanding of the power of sisterhood, connecting with other women and the ways of the Feminine. Krista Engelhardt and Jamie Krall, Owner of Body Mind Alchemy, Certified Yoga Instructor. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Black Tent l

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Learn how to reduce utility bills while never worrying about burning dinner again. Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens International, Member of Solar Cookers International and Illinois Solar Energy Association, Former President of the Illinois Society for International Development. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent l L29. Tools for Relaxation (Demo): Relaxation tools such as meditation, hypnosis, and breathing techniques can take your high stress to a bare minimum within minutes.  Come learn more about how to use them everyday. Jamie Krall, Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, Body Mind Alchemy. Saturday 4:30 p.m. at the Forest Stage l L30. Waste Reduction in the Home: Come and learn about reducing waste in every room of your home. We’ll take a virtual walk through the home and share tips and ideas for mindfully managing your waste. Angie Lemar, Program Director, Recycling Connections. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent ll

L32. Yoga Session for All Levels: Flow-style yoga class combines postures in sequences. Cultivate overall stamina, strength, and flexibility while gaining focus and peace of mind. Concludes with a short, guided relaxation. All levels welcome. Marguerite Ramlow, CoOwner, Artha Sustainable Living Center, LLC and Artha Yoga Studios. Saturday 10:00 a.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent l

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L31. What to Do With All That Wool (Demo): Discuss cleaning, carding and spinning wool into yarn, using drop spindles and spinning wheels, showing wool and alpaca yarns, handmade handspun clothing and crafts. Patricia Herman and Susan Kirsch, Owners, The Wisconsin Wool Exchange. Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Stage l

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PV Photovoltaics PV1. 2017 NEC Changes for Renewables (3 hours, 3 NABCEP): This three-hour workshop requires a $30 ticket that can be purchased at www.TheEnergyFair.org/tickets or on-site (space limited). 2017 NEC is loaded with major changes, revisions, and new articles that pertain to energy efficiency as well as renewable energy sectors. Learn about new NEC articles on Battery Energy Storage as well as micro grids. Harry Ohde, IBEW Master Trainer and Bob Hattier, IBEW 134. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Education Room ll l PV2. Advanced PV: Learn about solar electric with a review of the latest issues in PV design and installation with plenty of time for questions by participants regarding their concerns. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Great Northern Solar. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent lll PV3. Aesthetics of Renewable Energy: Who says solar can’t be beautiful? Incorporating aesthetics into renewable energy projects provide beauty and function while increasing public awareness and acceptance. This discussion will review worldwide examples. John Hippensteel, PE, President, Lake Michigan Wind and Sun, Ltd. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Orange Tent ll PV4. Battery System Concepts for Homeowners: Homeowners will learn about the differences between available battery types, what problems batteries can solve for us, and the feasibility and general costs of various solutions. Charlie Pickard, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales, TruNorth Solar, LLC, Genie Solar Support Services, Aladdin Solar. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Orange Tent ll PV5. Being a Smart Solar Electric System Consumer: Know what you’re getting for your money, and learn about important features of a high-quality system. Learn key characteristics of modules and inverters that drive system performance and cost. Jim Funk, Owner/ Founder, Energize, LLC. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Red Tent l PV6. Build a Diverse and Inclusive Solar Workforce: Research shows that diverse companies are successful companies. The growing solar industry presents an opportunity to bring career track employment opportunities to underserved communities, while connecting companies with a skilled and diverse workforce to help them succeed. What does it take to recruit and train a diverse solar workforce, and what do companies need to do to make their workplaces truly inclusive? Erika Symmonds, Director of Workforce Development, GRID Alternatives. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tent llll PV7. Commercial Solar PV Economics: Larger solar PV projects analysis is complicated by demand charges, 15-minute metering, avoided cost rates, etc. Please join us to learn how to improve your ability to assess these

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projects. Niels Wolter, Owner, Madison Solar Consulting. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent ll PV8. Designing and Building a 40kW PV System: Pdon will discuss how he designed and built a ground mounted 40kW net metering PV system near Hastings, MN, with time for questions. Pdon Pinkham, MnSEIA Member, Secondary Teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Programming), Nanoscience Consultant, Energy Enthusiast, Pdonco. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Orange Tent lll PV9. DIY Portable Solar—Fits on Apartment Balcony: The O-GO, or Off-Grid Outlet, is a small solar PV system that can fit on an apartment balcony. It is portable, and can be wheeled around the apartment to power many household devices. Diane Cheklich, Solar advocate/ MREA graduate, Solar Party Detroit. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent l PV10. DIY Solar Garage—Power a House and Car: How to build your own grid-tie PV solar array that powers a house and electric car from an amateur point of view. Surprising lessons learned, mistakes to avoid, and the joy of doing it yourself. Ben Nelson, Electric Vehicle Builder, 300MPG.org. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent l PV11. Electromagnetic Interference—The Basics: Learn about electromagnetic interference, such as EMI and RFI. This workshop will use practical examples to show where it comes from, how it happens, and how to control it. Mike Nemeth, President, P.E., Nemeth Energy Solutions, Inc. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the White Tent llll PV12. Energy Management Technology and Training for Home and Business: Explore the science of Energy Management technology while learning the basics of how to improve the energy efficiency of your home or business. Jenny Brinker, CEM, Instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Grid Trailer (Exhibit Booth x51-55) llll PV13. Energy Storage and Renewable Energy (3 hours): This three-hour workshop requires a $30 ticket that can be purchased at www.TheEnergyFair.org/tickets or onsite (space limited). Improvements in energy storage systems and low photovoltaic prices are making people more interested in going “off the grid.” Find out how energy storage-based systems work with or without the grid, when they are appropriate, and when energy storage may be profitable. System designs and planning will be covered in depth. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Great Northern Solar. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Brown (Extended Workshop) Tent ll PV14. Financing PV Systems for Tax Exempt Organizations: No tax appetite? No problem. There are financing solutions that make these situations not only practical, but they are also financially beneficial to your organization. Doug Stingle, PV Sales, North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Red Tent l


PV19. Living Off-Grid, Really!?: Aur ‘Da Energy Mon’, has lived off-grid for 19 years and empowers YOU to get energized with renewable energy. Learn real, fun, interesting, and low-cost ways to start living the off-grid mentality now. Start simply; start now! Aur Beck, Chief Technician, Advanced Energy Solutions Group, Inc., LivingOffGridReally.com. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the White Tent ll PV20. Maximizing PV Value and Utility Rate Plans (Residential and Commercial): Changing utility rate schedules have an impact on a PV system’s value. Learn how proper system sizing, designing for energy storage, and zero export (in commercial applications) can maximize PV’s value. Rob Peck, PV Sales, North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Orange Tent l PV21. MREA Solar Power Hour: Learn how solar electric systems work, learn the financial benefits, how to select an installer, and how to find available financing options. Discover everything you need to know to get started. Devon Cupery, Engagement Manager, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Saturday 10:00 a.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Red Tent ll PV15. Intermediate PV: You will learn how PV systems work. Identify and discuss four types, components, applications, and limitations of each system type. Define the solar window, energy efficiency recommendations, and estimate system loads. Kris Schmid, Owner/ Founder, Legacy Solar, LLC. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Orange Tent l PV16. Intro to Photovoltaic Systems (A): Discover an introduction to photovoltaic/solar electric technology and how to use it based on system types, mounting options, shading, costs and benefits, and next steps to implement a system. Jim Funk, Owner/Founder, Energize, LLC. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Red Tent l PV17. Intro to Photovoltaic Systems (B): An introduction to solar electric technology and how to use it. Learn about system types, mounting options, shading, costs and benefits, and next steps to implement a system. Kris Schmid, Owner/Founder, Legacy Solar, LLC. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent l PV18. Join MREA’s PV+EV Campaign: MREA has brought lovers of solar photovoltaics (PV) and electric vehicles (EV) together through our year-round renewable energy tours, free EV charging, and The Energy Fair’s Clean Transportation Show. As interest in marrying PV and EV technologies keeps growing, MREA will be fundraising for a new PV carport that will have expanded EV charging capacity, host the Energy Fair’s Clean Transportation Show, and serve as a year-round technical training lab. Nick will guide you through the vision to help MREA make this carport a reality. Nick Hylla, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Friday 11:00 a.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Red Tent l

PV22. Off-Grid Cabins: Imagine your vacation cabin in the woods… with electricity and no generator. Off-grid PV is a way of life. Learn about the components, the costs and the lifestyle of off-grid living. Craig Buttke, PV Installer, North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Orange Tent l PV23. PV for Domestic Hot Water and Backup Power with DIY Controller: Learn how much backup power you could generate if it was ‘free’ because the system’s primary purpose is domestic hot water. Pete demonstrates photovoltaics (PV) for domestic hot water (DHW) using a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller you can build yourself. Learn how much backup power you could generate if it was ‘free’ because the system’s primary purpose is domestic hot water. Pete demonstrates photovoltaics (PV) for domestic hot water (DHW) using a simple on-off controller you can build yourself. Plans will be provided. Pete Gruendeman, Designed and built the MPPT Type PV for DHW Controller. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the White Tent ll PV24. PV for Your Home: Learn why many people are installing solar PV on their homes and how you can too. We’ll use real-world case studies to look at how a solar PV system works as well as the environmental and financial benefits. Jordan Kaiser, PV Sales, North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent ll PV25. Rail-less RT [E] Mount (Demo): DIY husband and wife team installing four modules on demo roof display. Demonstrating how simple and easy it is to install solar on your home with Roof Tech RT [E] mount rail-less racking system and RT flexible butyl flashing. Mike Dunlap, Regional Sales Manager, Roof-Tech. Saturday 9:15 a.m. at the Exhibit Booths B8-10 l

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PV26. Real Time Analysis of Standalone Home: A Minnesota off-grid home’s energy use is tracked for one heating season.  The real data, presented and analyzed to reveal generator run time, battery usage, and system design considerations.     Darryl Thayer, Installer, Educator, DT Renewables. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Red Tent ll PV27. Realistic Calculation of Solar Payback: Solar business training guru and NABCEP Secretary Jeff Spies will walk through the process of calculating solar payback with focus on the evolving changes in incentives, net metering, and utility solar taxes. Financial review includes historical electric rate analysis and future rate projections. Jeff will also address new utility solar taxes that threaten to derail the U.S. solar market and what homeowners and business owners can do to defend their rights to distributed generation with solar power. Jeff Spies, Sr. Director of Policy, Quick Mount PV. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the White Tent lll PV28. Reconstruction and Characteristics of a 24 Volt Liion Battery Based on Leaf Cells: Used Nissan Leaf battery cells were reconnected to form a 24 Volt Li-ion battery, using a third party BMS.  Charge and discharge characteristics are graphed to compare to standard Lead acid battery.  Darryl Thayer, Installer, Educator, DT Renewables and Stewart Roberts, Battery and Advanced Technologies Specialist, The Foreign Service Hybrid and EV Repair in Roseville, MN. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent ll

PV29. Reduce Soft Costs—Solar in New Construction (1 AIA LU): Learn how including solar during the construction phase lowers soft costs, allowing the contractor to lower the cost per watt, create faster payback time, and generate more margin dollars. Contractors can capitalize on this growing trend, understand how solar adds value to homes, and how to successfully involve your sub-contractors. Compare the payback of a solar project installed during construction to a retrofit install. *Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU. Jack Kluempke, Solar Business Advisor, MN Department of Commerce. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent l PV30. Residential Solar Electric Systems: Join the solar revolution! Let’s talk about how PV systems work, how a solar array is sited, interconnecting with the utility, and environmental and financial benefits. Real-world case study examples. Rob Peck, PV Sales, North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Red Tent ll PV31. Safety and Ergonomics Awareness Training and Best Practices for Solar Energy Generation Employees (3 hours, 3 NABCEP): Training includes hands on activities and demonstrations specific to the solar industry on the following topics: overexertion (lifting, awkward posture, carrying, pushing/pulling, etc.), slip/trip/falls, struckcaught, electric shock/electrocution, employee rights and responsibilities, noise, and environment. Dr. Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, PhD, Professor, Department

Interested in learning about solar financing options for your public or private institution? Learn about MREA’s new Solar Finance Simulator while at the Energy Fair! Developed as part of MREA’s engagements with higher education, our new Solar Finance Simulator is an easy-to-use online tool for universities, hospitals, municipalities, and businesses to simulate long-term financial forecasting for four types of solar photovoltaic (PV) investment. The tool can be used to guide or validate potential projects, compare proposals, or simply help users become more familiar with financing structures and common transaction costs. Try it at www.solarprojectbuilder.org or join us for our following Energy Fair workshops: Solutions for Financing Local Government Solar Projects

Friday, June 16, 12:00 p.m. Presenters: Sherrie Gruder, UW-Extensions; Eric Rehm, MREA Solar Finance Manager Workshop PV36.

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Solutions for Financing for Business, Homeowners, and Nonprofits Sunday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Eric Rehm, MREA Solar Finance Manager Workshop PV34.

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Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries (CARGI) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Madiha Ahmed, MS, pursuing PhD degree in Ergonomics and Safety, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Jenny Heinzen, Training Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Solar Professional Building ll PV32. Selecting an Installer, Facts, and Expectations: This workshop is for those individuals looking to add solar to their home or business. Get the facts about financing, incentives, permitting, and how to choose from someone who is not an installer. Jack Kluempke, Solar Business Advisor, MN Department of Commerce and Tom Shock, Tom Shock PV Seminars. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent ll PV33. Smart Grid and Micro Grid Basics: John will provide an introduction to our evolving electrical distribution network, specifically describing Smart Grids and Micro Grids. John Hippensteel, PE, Instuctor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Grid Trailer (Exhibit Booth x51-55) l PV34. Solar Financing for Business, Homeowners, and Nonprofits: Want to unlock the financial power of solar energy? Come gain insight by learning how to use MREA’s powerful Solar Finance Simulator Tool to choose the best financing option and harness solar energy for your business, home or nonprofit. Eric Rehm, Solar Finance Manager, MREA. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Red Tent llll PV35. Solar Revolution—Cheaper and Spreading Fast: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are competing successfully with fossil-fuel power on price alone in many places. Systems large and small are going up fast. Learn how to compute the cash-flow of a PV system at your home. John Richter, Co-founder, Institute for Sustainable Energy Education. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent l PV36. Solutions for Financing Local Government Solar Projects: Want to unlock the financial power of solar energy? Come gain insight into local solar financing options using UW-Extension’s Solar Energy Financing Guide and MREA’s Solar Finance Simulator Tool. Eric Rehm, Solar Finance Manager, MREA and Sherrie Gruder, Energy Program Manager, UW-Extension. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the White Tent llll PV37. The History of the Pioneers of PV Power: Documentary filmmaker Jeff Spies tells the stories of the pioneers of PV who sparked the renewable energy revolution that is rapidly transforming our electric grid. Jeff Spies, Sr. Director of Policy, Quick Mount PV. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the White Tent llll PV38. When and Why You Should Work with an Engineer: Learn when you need an engineer involved in your solar PV project. We will discuss both how the installers benefits and how the building owners could benefit.

Find out details, ask questions, and get the answers. Mike Nemeth, President, P.E., Nemeth Energy Solutions, Inc. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent l PV39. Women Advancing Our Renewable Energy Future— Panel and Networking: Did you know the six foremost solar organizations in the U.S. are led by women? Join a panel of women leaders from around the country for a lively conversation on ways to increase women’s voices and leadership in the clean energy industry. We will discuss ideas to further educational opportunities, increase diversity in leadership, and share strategies for overcoming obstacles. Then stick around for a fun networking event from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. to further the conversation. Women in renewable energy… we’re stronger together. Panel of Women Leaders including Elizabeth Hittman, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office and Amy Heart, Director, Public Policy, Sunrun. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Pink Tentlll

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Aerialists Fly High at the MREA!: Enjoy unique entertainment from Stevens Point’s Monarch Aerial Arts. Aerialists will dance and fly through the air on aerial silks, trapeze, lyra, and hammock. Monarch Aerial Arts. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l Catching the Sun: We love the sun! Join us for a fun way to catch the light and wonder of our favorite energy source! We’ll create and decorate a sun catcher using flower petals and leaves for a translucent stained glass effect. The result can be taken home and hung in a sunny window as a reminder of our life-giving friend. (All Ages) Stephanie Alemán, Tomorrow River Community Charter School. Friday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End l

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CWES Songs and Skits: Come join us for a fun session on songs and skits from the CWES Summer Camp! We will use audience participation for our campfire program, which is great for all ages! (All ages) Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) Summer Camp Staff. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End l

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Fabulous Frogs: They’re the amphibians that make noise—see and touch live frogs! Sing songs, see puppets, and learn all about the frogs that live in Wisconsin. (All ages) David Stokes, Naturalist/Educator/ Entertainer, The Frog Chorus Nature Education. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l

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Make Your Own Journals from Ellie Pooh: Join Katya, Hannah, and Lila in making your own journals out of Elephant Manure paper (Ellie Pooh) and recycled things. Take journals home! (Children ages 3 and up) Katya Vorokhobova, Lila Spafford, and Hannah Bernhardt, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End l Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paint: Kids of all ages can learn how to make their own paint using everyday items found in most kitchens. These paints are all nontoxic and safe. This year we will continue the fun by painting canvas art clothes! (Children 3 and up) Mandy Dalheimer and Katya Vorokhobova, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 1:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l Make Your Own Non-Toxic Play Dough: Kids of all ages can come learn how to make play dough with things found in most kitchens! It is completely nontoxic and can be made in any color. Then use the play dough to make something fun and creative. Bring your imagination! (Children 3 and up) Mandy Dalheimer and Katya Vorokhobova, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l Puppet Show—The Three Friends and Climate Change: Laid-back Lucy, Comfort Charlie, and Caring Coyote meet on a home tour. Each friend is looking for something different in finding a place to live. The Sun tells the friends to remember that the climate is

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Rainbow’s End Scavenger Hunt: Go on an Energy Fair adventure with your family, and see what renewable energy and sustainable living treasures are around The Fair grounds! Riddles will lead you from place to place until you have found your way back to Rainbow’s End. (Children of all ages accompanied by an adult) Rainbow’s End Volunteers. Sunday 1:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l

R10. River Valley Marionettes: Be taken away to a magical land in the story told by marionettes who depict the story along with musical accompanist. After the show you will have a chance to meet the marionettes and experience the skill of puppetry. (Children ages 3 and up) Chamomile Nusz, Marguerite Ramlow, and Nina Cass. Friday 2:30 p.m. and Saturday 1:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l R11. Seafaring Puppeto: Set sail on a marionette puppet merry-time adventure set to live music. You meet Sea Hags, Pirates, Vikings, Narwhals, Mermaids, and more. The music will be performed on a 100-year-old, off-grid, pump organ, and a banjo. Ed Lemar. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l R12. Sensational Snakes: See and touch live snakes and a few dead ones! Through songs, play, puppets, and live animals, you will learn all about the world of snakes. (All ages) David Stokes, Naturalist/Educator/Entertainer, The Frog Chorus Nature Education. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End l R13. Solar Power Learning Fun: See how solar electricity works by making a fan powered by the sun! Hands-on mini-PV modules connected to small motors will be used. Then turn your fan into a wind-powered generator and measure the electricity you make from the wind!  (Children ages 4-12) Bob McCallister, and students, Professor, UW-Rock County. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l R14. Sustainable Singing: Be prepared to laugh, sing, and dance! Tom has an infectious sense of fun and community building. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. (All Ages) Tom Pease. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l R15. Terrific Turtles: High and low energy: Live turtles! Come see, touch, (some, not all) and sing all about live turtles at this presentation for families. (All ages) David Stokes, Naturalist/Educator/Entertainer, The Frog Chorus Nature Education. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l R16. Window into a Waldorf Kindergarten: Find your way back to Kindergarten no matter your age. Join us for


seasonal song and verse, a traditional puppet show, and imaginative water color painting. (All Ages) Dan Quade and Naomi Weaver, Early Childhood Teachers, Tomorrow River Community Charter School. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End R17. Yoga for Kids and Family: Have fun; cultivate balance and harmony with the whole family. Enjoy yoga poses that almost anyone can do. Yoga encourages selfawareness, self-esteem, compassion, and healthy living. Studies show that children who practice yoga feel better about themselves and do better in school. (All ages) Marguerite Ramlow, Co-Owner, Artha Sustainable Living Center, LLC and Artha Yoga Studios. Friday 4:30 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End l

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SH3. Intro to Solar Hot Water: For those who know little-tonothing about solar water heating, this workshop is a non-technical description of system types, applications, theory, design, installations, and economics of solar water heating. Benjamin Nusz, Renewable Energy Specialist Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Red Tent l SH4. The Solar Greenhouse: Ben will address ways to maximize solar heat gain from a greenhouse through both diurnal and seasonal storage techniques. He will also describe ways for active solar thermal to increase solar gain. Benjamin Nusz, Renewable Energy Specialist Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Saturday 4:30 p.m. in the White Tent and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Red Tent lll

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Building and Maintaining Multiple Celled Lithium Battery Packs: How to build a pack from a large quantity of cells and retain reliability and efficiency. A look into my 24 volt net zero house with a 30 kWh pack comprised of 208 cells. Stewart Roberts, Battery and Advanced Technologies Specialist, The Foreign Service Hybrid and EV Repair in Roseville, MN. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent ll

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Convert a Bicycle to Electric Assist (Demo): We will be converting an older bicycle to run partially on electric. Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show lll

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Convert a Vehicle to Run on Cooking Oil: We will show you the steps to convert your vehicle to run on new or used cooking oil, as well as the best vehicles for the conversion! Don’t miss the Run Your Vehicle on Cooking Oil (Demo). Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent ll

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Convert a Vehicle to Run on Cooking Oil (Demo): We will show you the steps needed to convert your vehicle to run on new or used cooking oil, as well as sharing what the best vehicles are for the conversion! Don’t miss the Run Your Vehicle on Cooking Oil workshop. Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Clean Transportation Show ll

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E-Bikes—The Future is Now: Introduce yourself to the current electric-assisted bike products, outlook for growth, and environmental advantages of these transportation alternatives. We will cover current along with projected use, and compare against more established foreign models. Focus will be on climate, cultural, and infrastructure impacts. Don’t miss the Try an E-Bike (Demo). Richard Kemnitz Ph.D., Technical Services Manager, Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes. Saturday 11:00 a.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent ll

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High Mass Sand Beds and Solar Thermal Storage: High mass sand beds are commonly used for inter-seasonal long-term storage of solar thermal heat. This session will address this and other methods of banking the summer heat for winter use. Benjamin Nusz, Renewable Energy Specialist Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Saturday 2:30 p.m. in the Red Tent l

SH2. Hybrid Heating and Cooling —Energy from Well Water and Solar: Learn about a simple DIY system that uses energy from well water and the sun to dramatically reduce your fossil fuel use, emissions, and energy costs. Tim Schultz, President and Dennis Schultz, Owner, Terra Caloric, LLC. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Red Tent lll

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Economy: Hydrogen fuel cells eliminate the two largest hurdles for fully electric vehicles: range and refueling times. Chris will share his first fuel cell experience (Sept 2003) and review the progress of the hydrogen economy since then. Chris Schneider, President and AFV Guru, Honda Motorwerks. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent lll Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) in Midwest: This workshop brings together Midwest PEV owners and supporters to discuss the state of the PEV market in the Midwest and how together we can accelerate the shift to electric transportation. This workshop will be led by the coordinators of the Midwest plug-in vehicle owners groups. Listed in order of size and find them on Facebook: MN PEV Owners Circle; MN Tesla Club; EV owners of greater Chicago, Milwaukee and NW Indiana; Wisconsin Tesla Owners and Enthusiasts; and NE MN Plug-in Vehicle Owners. Saturday 3:30 p.m. in the Main Stage l Potential of Regional Transit Authorities in WI: Bobby will make the case for how regional transportation can contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future. Review case studies in other countries and discuss how to build political will in Wisconsin. Bob Gifford, Treasurer, Wisconsin Green Party. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Blue Tent llll Public Transit: A Sustainable Plan: A realistic design for car-ownership-free public transit: best service, highest efficiency, lowest cost, and proven technology. Presentation followed by question and answer. Steven Terwilliger, Presenter on Sustainability, Energy and Transportation, City of Eau Claire Sustainability Advisory Committee, Chippewa Valley Affordable Solar, Professor Emeritus Art & Design UWEC, Sierra Club, Renew Wisconsin. Friday 3:30 p.m. in the Blue Tent ll

T10. Reality of Vehicle Maintenance and Conversions: Workshops will cover simple maintenance steps to increase fuel economy. Learn how to run your existing vehicles on alternative fuels, including water! Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent ll T11. Tesla Car Owner Panel: Hear from Tesla owners about their experiences driving and owning a Tesla with time for questions. Mike Klimkosky, Founder, Wisconsin Tesla Owner and Enthusiasts Club, Chris Allessi II, Jeff Solie, and Paul Thomas, Tesla Car Owners. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the White Tent l T12. Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions: Most people are not aware that we are using only half of Nikola Tesla’s patented hardware, the remainder of which is proven capable of ending “greenhouse gas” emissions! Jeff Hayes, Director, Tesla Engine Builders Assoc. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent llll T13. Try an E-Bike (Demo): Richard will explain the basics of an electric bike operation and test drives will be available. Don’t miss the E-Bikes—The Future is Now 74 workshop. Richard Kemnitz Ph.D., Technical Services

Manager, Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes. Saturday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show ll

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Fall Protection and Safety for Tower Work: Learn about OSHA and ANSI fall protection requirements and the best practices for working on a tower. Brandon Naylor, Tower Technologies, LLC. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent lll

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Homebrew Wind (3 hours): This three hour workshop requires a $30 ticket that can be purchased at www. TheEnergyFair.org/tickets or on-site (space limited). Wind is the most difficult renewable resource to harvest, and commercial small wind turbines are expensive. However, with the right knowledge, preparation, and tools, you can build your own for far less cash... from scratch. Roy Rakobitsch, Wind/PV Design Engineer, Windsine, LLC. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Brown (Extended Workshop) Tent llll

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Intro to Wind: Learn about small and large wind turbines and their associated parts. Learn about types and applications with a tour of the wind systems on-site. Roy Rakobitsch, Wind/PV Design Engineer, Windsine, LLC. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent ll

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Mythbusting—What You Need to Know Before Buying a Small Wind Turbine: Learn how small wind turbines work and what they can and can’t do. Become an informed consumer and learn how to spot substandard equipment and deceptive marketing claims. Roy will discuss how to extrapolate from wind speed to kilowatt hours to what this all means in the real world. Roy Butler, Solar/Wind Installer, Four Winds Renewable Energy, LLC. Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Maroon Tent ll

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Water-Pumping Windmills: The granddaddy of renewable energy technology, water-pumping windmills shaped rural America and still work today! Learn about windmill restoration, wind-powered water systems, and their history. Bryce Black, LoTec Windmill Service. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent ll

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Wind Site Assessment: Learn techniques for determining the average wind speed on your property and how to optimize a site for a wind energy system. Jenny Heinzen, Curriculum and Training Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent lll

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Workshops by instructor Adamski, Jim.............................G22 Ahmed, Madiha......................PV31 Alberte, Nancy M......................EC6 Albi, Todd....................................B7 Alemán, Stephanie......................R2 Alkaff, Huda...............................C19 Allessi II, Chris….........................T11 Anacker, Faith............................L11 Babinski, Tom............................EC3 Baker, Annie................................E5 Bargender, Scott....................A2, A3 Barrett, Michael....................G2, G3 Beck, Aur.................................PV19 Behnke-Seper, David....................F3 Bernhardt, Hanna ....................... R5 Black, Bryce................................W5 Borchardt, Mark........................C14 Braun, Robert….........................G17 Brazeau, Julie…............................E3 Brey, Mitch................................C16 Brinker, Jenny..........................PV12 Brown, John................A1, A10, EC4 Brown, Roxie ..............................D7 Burmaster, Spark..............L7, L8, L9 Butler, Roy ...................................... .................W4, Solar Prof. (p.38-40) Buttke, Craig............................PV22 Cain, Megan........................G7, G28 Campbell-Kyureghyan, Dr. Naira........................................PV31 Cass, Nina..................................R10 CWES Summer Camp Staff..........R3 Cheklich, Diane.........................PV9 Chiu, Brian.................................C13 Christopher, Jenny ...................... E5 Clay, Jackie.........................G16, L23 Colgan, Fred................................B4 Conroy, Linda..........C8, L5, L17, L18 Cook, Bill.....................................B8 Cronauer, Dave.........................G23 Cronauer, Hunter ......................G23 Cummins, Brian .........................L14 Cupery, Devon... ..................... PV21 Dalheimer, Mandy... ............. R6, R7 Dantoin, Valerie... ..................... C17 76

Diaz, Kim… ................................G26 Dieterich, Dan............................. C6 Dostal, Mark... ....................A1, A18 Dunlap, Mike .................................. ............. PV25, Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Dyngen, Roy... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Elliot, Marybeth… ..................... C14 Engelhardt, Krista ......................L27 Erdman, Jan… ...........................G10 EV Enthusiast Groups ................. T7 Farley, Shedden... ......................L10 Flatau, Richard and Becky.. ............. ....................................A8, A13, A14 Fortson, Dan ................................... ..................L3, Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Funk, Jim.........................PV5, PV16 Gerhard, Margaret Mary. .........G26 Gifford, Bob... ............................. T8 Gilman, Paul... ......................D5, D8 Greenler, John.. ......................... .E1 Grubbs, Douglas ............................. ....................... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Gruder, Sherrie ...............…F5, PV36 Gruendeman, Pete.. .............. .PV23 Hansmann, Della. ................... ..A24 Hansmann, Dr. Doug........... A24, L6 Hattier, Bob............................... PV1 Haukeness, Z!.. ........................ .C18 Hayes, Jeff.. ................................T12 Heart, Amy ............................ .PV39 Heinzen, Jenny... ..............W6, PV31 Herman, Patricia.. ......................L31 Higgins, Steven ............................... ....................... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Hippensteel, John... ........PV3, PV33 Hitchler, Lenore. ........................L26 Hittman, Elizabeth . .............. ..PV39 Hoeper, Shane.. ......................... .A4 Holzwart, John. .......... ..G5, G9, G21 Huebner, Tyler ............................D9 Hulse, John .... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Hutchison, Jim .......................... A19 Hylla, Nick... ............ C21, L16, PV18 ICE Puppeteers ........................... R8 Ivanko, John... .................... D6, G24 Jacobs, Ben… .............................. B4 Jones, Steph... ............................ A6

Kaiser, Jordan.......................... PV24 Kamps, Kevin….......................... C24 Katt Reinders, Elizabeth.. ......... .C26 Kemnitz Ph.D. , Richard. ......T5, T13 Kirsch, Susan..............................L31 Kinyon, David… ........................... A7 Kivirist, Lisa... .....D6, G11, G19, G24 Klein, Mark ............... A10, A18, EC4 Klimkosky, Mike ........................ T11 Kluempke, Jack... ..A20, PV29, PV32 Konkol, Rev. Dr. Brian... ............... C3 Kotsonis, Jim. ...............................L2 Krall, Jamie .................... ...L27, L29 Kramer, Torrance.. .......................... .......................EC1, EC2, EC11, EC13 Kuenn, Paul............................... EC5 Kukkonen, Jukka ... ..................... T7 LaForge, Christopher....................... ..........................C15, D4, PV2, PV13 LaForge, John..................... .C1, C24 Lamb, James... .....................EC9, L4 Lampert, Nicolas........... C2, C4, C23 Lemar, Angie... .................... G4, L30 Lemar, Ed.. ............................... .R11 Liddicoat, Scott… ........................ E4 Lindow, Jeffre........................ B1, B2 Linzmeier, Jared. ..........................L1 Malinowski, Michael..................L19 Markham, Lynn..........................L22 Martin, Devin.......................... ..C25 Martin, Jennifer... ....................... E3 Matthes, Neil… ...................... L8, L9 McCallister, Bob.. ..................... .R13 McWain, Douglas.. ................... A11 Mehr, Adam ... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Miller, Aubrey.. ........................ .C29 Miresse, Vincent.. .................... .C20 Monarch Aerial Arts ................... R1 Morgan, Mark.............A5, A21, A22 Moshier, Eric. .......................... ..A12 Munsen, Paul... ..........................L28 Murphy, Peter.. ...........................D3 Nathan, Jennifer ............................. ....................... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Naylor, Brandon.. ...................... .W1 Nelson, Ben... ................... PV10, T7 Nemeth, Mike.. .............PV11, PV38


Niggeman, Dale... ... EC8, EC12, G17 Nusz, Benjamin... E6, SH1, SH3, SH4 Nusz, Chamomile..................... .R10 O’Connor, Marcie ......................L24 O’Connor, Mike... .......................L24 O’Donohue, Jack............................. ............... C11, Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Ohde, Harry... ........................... PV1 Olson, Lee.. ...............................G31 Olson, Tim… ................................D7 Pease, Tom.. ............................ .R14 Peck, John. ................................ ..C7 Peck, Rob.. ....................PV20, PV30 Perrigo, Leslie.. ..................EC10, F1 Petz, Gregory.. ..........................G13 Pickard, Charlie. ...................... ..PV4 Pinkham, Pdon.. .................A9, PV8 Plunkett-Black, Kathleen. ................ ...........................G8, G25, G29, G30 Quade, Dan.............................. .R16 Railand, Pete....................... C4, C22 Rakobitsch, Roy...................W2, W3 Ramlow, Marguerite. ...................... ...................................L32, R10, R17 Rehm, Eric.. ..... .F4, F5, PV34, PV36 Renk, Douglas.. .................... .B3, B5 Richter, John.. ........................ .PV35 Roberts, Stewart ............... T1, PV28 Saladino, Tony C..........................G6 Sanderson, Mary......................... C1 Sanford, Scott ............................. B6 Santos-Buch, Alan........................... ....................... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Sarkisian, Evan ................................ ........................ Solar Prof. (p.38-40) Scheffler, Alex ............................L14 Schmid, Kris.. ................PV15, PV17 Schneider, Chris .......................... T6 Schuller, Susan ............................ E2 Schultz, Dennis ......................... SH2 Schultz, Tim... ........................... SH2 Selim, Ramy... A16, A17, A23, EC14, L15, T2, T3, T4, T10 Shock, Tom ............................. PV32 Sieg, Karin. ................................ ..G1 Simensky Bietila, Susan... ............... ...................................... C4, C5, C30

Solberg, Dan... ..........................G18 Solie, Jeff… ................................ T11 Solin, Jeremy… .......................... C20 Spafford, Lila ............................... R5 Spies, Jeff... ...................PV27, PV37 Stabo, Theresa ................... L12, L13 Stark, Susan ... Solar Prof. (p. 38-40) Stephany, John ........................ ...A7 Sterling, Clay.. ............................L20 Stingle, Doug .......................... PV14 Stokes, David.. ........... .R4, R12, R15 Strenger, Zach... .........................L14 Symmonds, Erika.. ........D2, E3, PV6 Terwilliger, Ellen........................ C27 Terwilliger, Steven........C27, L21, T9 Thayer, Darryl. ..............PV26, PV28 Thies, Dan ................................... F2 Thomas, Paul ..........................…T11 Thompson, Bob.. ............... .C9, C28 Thompson, Gary… ...................... C9 Thompson, Linette.................... C28 Thornton, Denise… ................... A24 Turner, Rob... ................... G20, G27 Unger, Adam… ............................ A6 Vanderloop, Nick… ...A16, A17, A23 Vickerman, Michael... ............... C10 Vorokhobova, Katya........ R5, R6, R7 Wagner, Barb ......................... …G31 Walk , Larisa.. ................................. ................. .G8, G10, G12, G15, G25 Walz, Ken... ................................. E4 Ward, Elizabeth ....................... C14 Weaver, Naomi... ...................... R16 Weber, Christi.. ........................ .A15 Wendt, Jason.. ..........................G14 Wilaby, Erin................................L25 Wolter, Niels.. .......................... .PV7 Yang, Fang................................. EC7 Zarling, Sarah... ......................... C12

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B&E’s Trees……………..........................M10 Viroqua, WI • 608-799-9380 farmers@bandestrees.com www.bandestrees.com B&E’s Trees crafts organic bourbon barrelaged maple syrup at their off-grid farm in the Driftless region. When the syrup is mature, the maple-soaked barrels return to Central Waters Brewing Co. to age their Maple Barrel Stout! Baabaashop, LLC…………............…..B13-14 Brodhead, WI • 608-897-3983 thomson-link@litewire.net www.baabaashop.com Chemical free pure woolen bedding: comforters, mattress toppers, pillows, zabutons, and other woolen products. We are a family Permaculture farm.

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Alliant Energy ......................Clean Transportation Show Madison, WI • 800-255-4268 www.alliantenergy.com Alliant Energy Corporation is a Midwest U.S. energy company primarily engaged in electric generation and the distribution of electricity and natural gas. Our mission is to deliver the energy solutions and

Bare Honey.........................................C38 Brainerd, MN • 651-795-9387 jmattes60@gmail.com www.barehoney.com We believe that through responsible nurturing of our little livestock, carefully breeding, and raising the awareness of irresponsible pesticide use we all can contribute to the survival of the honeybee!


BAYO.S: Solar Heat and Electric..………..A3 Omaha, NE • 402-590-5900 michael@solaromaha.com www.solaromaha.com BAYO.S is a pioneer in the development of extendable ground screw foundations with in-house engineering, manufacturing, and installation services. Ground screw applications include solar arrays, pole barns, signs, light poles, and more. Black Box Bikes…………….......................T6 Menomonie, WI • 715-529-3522 ryland@blackboxbikes.com www.blackboxbikes.com Black Box Bikes is an electric motorcycle retrofit kit for low-cost, do-it-yourself electric motorcycles for hobbyists who want to utilize commonly used or off-theshelf parts. Borealis Holistics…………….................M16 Park Falls, WI • 715-891-6299 borealis.holistics@gmail.com www.borealisholistics.com Borealis Holistics is a holistic health and wellness practice that includes herbal products, and is owned and operated by herbalists Nancy and Larry Kinnett. We make all products at our wellness center in the Chequamegon National Forest. CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center……………..................................A39 Stevens Point, WI • 800-472-3377 wfletcher@capmail.org www.capservices.org Offers free and confidential services for youth and families in crisis including temporary shelter for runaways, temporary shelter with parental permission for families needing a break, 24-hour crisis line, walk-in crisis counseling & more. Central Boiler…………...................…..X9-10 Greenbush, MN • 218-782-2575 sales@centralboiler.com www.centralboiler.com Control your heating costs with an outdoor furnace from Central Boiler, North America’s largest manufacturer of outdoor furnaces. Models include the E-Classic, Classic Edge, and Classic outdoor wood furnaces and the Maxim outdoor pellet furnaces.

Central Rivers Farmshed...…..Forest Stage Stevens Point, WI • 715-544-6154 info@farmshed.org www.farmshed.org Central Rivers Farmshed, Inc (known to most as Farmshed) represents all aspects of the food system, whose members are committed to making Central Wisconsin a renowned local food community. Farmshed is made up of people who care about local food, the environment, and community. They share concerns about the current food system, are willing to take action, are motivated to change the way we relate to our food, and are working hard to connect the dots so that everyone knows where their food comes from. Century Sun Oil, LLC…………............…..C11 Pulaski, WI • 920-822-1261 pam@centurysunoil.com www.centurysunoil.com We produce certified organic high oleic, cold pressed sunflower oil. Our seeds are grown on organic farms in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. We do the processing and bottling in our repurposed dairy barn in rural Wisconsin.

Clean Wisconsin…………..................…..C27 Madison, WI • 608-251-7020 info@cleanwisconsin.org www.cleanwisconsin.org Protecting and preserving Wisconsin’s clean water, air, and natural heritage. We strive to be Wisconsin’s leading voice for environmental protection. We work in the Capitol, with State agencies, and partner organizations on the most pressing topics in our two core program areas, clean water and clean air. College of Letters and Science at UWStevens Point…………......................…..A19 Stevens Point, WI • 715-346-4224 cols@uwsp.edu www.uwsp.edu/cols The largest college of the UWSP, the College of Letters and Science offers more than 70 majors and minors from its 13 departments covering the natural sciences, math and computing, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

Chequamegon Construction Company……………..............................B37 St. Germain, WI • 715-891-1200 patrick@chequamegonconstruction.com www.chequamegonconstruction.com Striving to ensure our homes are created using environmentally responsible practices with the best quality materials and energy conscious building techniques.

Conserve School…………...................…..B2 Land O’ Lakes, WI • 715-547-1300 information@conserveschool.org www.conserveschool.org A semester school for high school juniors and advanced sophomores focused on environmental stewardship and outdoor education. Scholarships are offered to all qualified students interested in an experiential curriculum immersed in environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation, while still continuing their required academic studies.

Citizens Climate Lobby, Stevens Point Chapter…………...............................…..C17 Stevens Point, WI • 715-344-8081 kentsue@charter.net www.citizensclimate.org We work to persuade Congress to charge a carbon fee on all fossil fuels and return the money to all American households to encourage them to use clean, renewable energy.

Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes LLC……….......……..T5 Madison, WI • 608-276-5921 richard@crazylennysebikes.com www.crazylennysebikes.com Based in Madison, we are the largest U.S. retailer of exclusively electric bicycles. We sold over 5000 electric bikes in the past year and have more than doubled sales each year. We are consistently rated top in sales and service nationwide.

Clary Collection…………...................…..M5 info@clarycollection.com www.clarycollection.com Clary Collection offers 100% natural + organic, hand blended alternatives for women and families seeking nourishing, effective, and healthy skincare.

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Sunflower = Energy Fair Sponsor (Find Sponsor info. p. 4)

Culpitt Roofing, Inc.…………............…..B17 West Salem, WI • 608-786-0660 dawn@culpittroofing.com www.culpittroofing.com Culpitt Roofing, Inc. installs a double lock standing seam metal roof. We may be able to install right over your existing shingles. Fully insured. 30 colors to choose from. Custom Financial Strategies……………....B3 Stevens Point, WI • 715-702-2297 dthies@financialguide.com My experience and access to a wide variety of products and services can help you or your business meet your financial objectives, estate strategies, and insurance needs all designed with your goals and personal belief structure in mind. Cutco……………....................................X11 Olean, NY • 262-945-2779 njsantiago@outlook.com www.cutco.com CUTCO has been proudly made in America since 1949. Products include kitchen cutlery, culinary tools, block sets, gift sets, kitchen gadgets, cookware, flatware, garden/BBQ tools, sporting/hunting knives, scissors, and accessories. Dairyland Power Cooperative / Touchstone Energy Cooperatives…....C1-2 La Crosse, WI • 608-788-4000 info@dairynet.com www.dairylandpower.com Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 25 member distribution cooperatives in 4 states (WI, MN, IA, IL). In turn, these Touchstone Energy Cooperatives meet the electricity needs of more than half a million people. Dairyland’s renewable generation resources include hydro, wind, landfill gas, biomass, animal waste, and solar. Democratic Party of Wisconsin…....…..C30 Madison, WI • 608-255-5172 cassif@wisdems.org www.wisdems.org

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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin strives to build an open, just, and strong society where all people have equal rights and equal opportunities to live meaningful, secure lives. We work actively for open, honest, and responsive government. Driftless Folk School……….............……..A6 Viroqua, WI • 608-620-3234 jess@driftlessfolkschool.org www.driftlessfolkschool.org Driftless Folk School is a regional center for the preservation, promotion, and training of traditional crafts, the art of homesteading, energy self-sufficiency, sustainable farming, animal husbandry, and wilderness skills. Eagle Point Solar………...................……..A1 Dubuque, IA • 563-582-4044 lsteffen@eaglepointsolar.com www.eaglepointsolar.com Eagle Point Solar is one of the largest solar integrators in the Midwest. We do solar energy consulting, solar array designs, solar array installations, and solar array funding. Earth Sense Energy Systems…………..X4-6 Dale, WI • 920-779-6647 justinm@pellethead.com www.pellethead.com Celebrating its 26th year as the nation’s largest pellet stove and pellet dealer! We specialize in freestanding pellet stoves, inserts, pellet furnaces, pellet grills, and 5 levels of quality replacement windows! Stop by our booths X4-6 and speak to one of our professionals! Earthen Elements Natural Soap and Bath Products……………................................M4 Greenbush, WI • 715-252-2380 earthenelements@hotmail.com Earthen Elements makes soap and bath products without chemicals and uses sustainable ingredients. All products are biodegradable, including bar soap, shampoo, lotions, healing rub, bug repellant, laundry soap, and lip balm. EJOT Fastening Systems L.P.……………..X28 Kenosha, WI • 262-206-7882 j.nathan@ejot-usa.com www.ejot-usa.com Manufacturer of solar fastening solutions for commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural rooftop PV installations.

Energize, LLC…………….........................A21 Winneconne, WI • 920-203-9555 jim.funk@goenergize.com www.goenergize.com Working with & committed to solar electric/PV since 1982. We start with your needs/objectives, then utilize a disciplined design focus to carefully match the best components & design/install your system for exceptional performance. Evergreen Credit Union…………….........A40 Neenah, WI • 920-729-2999 evergreencu@evergreencu.com www.evergreencu.com Evergreen Credit Union is the only fullservice financial institution in Wisconsin with a true environmental focus. We are located in Neenah and serve those who live or work in Outagamie, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties. Exquisite Windows and Doors……..…..A12 Marion, WI • 715-851-5309 buntrock1@gmail.com www.exquisitewindowsanddoors.com Providing windows and doors for residents of northwestern Wisconsin. Family Farm Defenders……….........……..B4 Madison, WI • 608-260-0900 familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com www.familyfarmdefenders.org FFD’s mission is to create a socially just food/farm system, based upon democratically controlled institutions: we support sustainable agriculture, farm worker rights, animal welfare, consumer safety, fair trade, and food sovereignty. First Affirmative Financial Network……………...............................B35 Chili, WI • 715-502-4704 davidbehnkeseper@firstaffirmative.com We manage investment portfolios that align personal values and institutional mission with a strategy tailored to meet the specific goals of each investor. We work with money as a tool for transformation toward a sustainable future for all.


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Fizzeology Foods……………................F9-10 Viroqua, WI • 608-648-3499 fizzeology@gmail.com www.fizzeology.com Fizzeology Foods provides wholesome raw cultured products to consumers while educating the public about the benefits of eating raw, fermented, local and organic foods. Creating a sustainable business model from farmer to consumer. Focus on Energy……………....................B16 Madison, WI • 608-230-7011 lisa.lee@cbi.com www.focusonenergy.com Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Folsom Labs…………........................…..C16 San Francisco, CA • 773-425-1944 info@folsomlabs.com www.folsomlabs.com The solar industry is filled with smart system designers who have been forced to spend too much time compensating for hard-to-use design and performance modeling tools. Our mission is to provide the tools these engineers need to work faster, enabling them to deploy more projects at a lower cost. Free Books…………….......................A37-38 MREA has accumulated a lot of sustainability oriented books over the years and we’d like to offer them to you for free! Stop by to browse and take a free book or two home with you. Full Spectrum Solar……………...............X33 Madison, WI • 608-284-9495 info@fullspectrumsolar.com www.fullspectrumsolar.com Full Spectrum Solar is a renewable energy contractor serving Madison and southern Wisconsin. We design and install

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solar energy systems for homeowners, small businesses, large commercial clients, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Garden Circles……………........................X3 Pine River, MN • 218-851-7022 ryanhunt@hugllc.com www.gardencircledesigns.com Garden circles are an efficient, easy, and affordable way to make raised bed gardens. They last as long as most wooden raised beds and can be strung together to make larger beds or creative shapes. They are a serious yardening installation. Ghana Crazy……………...................M14-15 Portland, ND • 701-430-0693 ghanacrazy08@yahoo.com www.ghanacrazy.com By purchasing one of our one-of-a-kind products, you are not only getting a wonderful, hand-made basket (made by local African crafts people) you are also contributing to the preservation of African culture and helping a tribes person become financially independent. GigaWatt, Inc. / SunJack……………........X17 Placentia, CA • 866-798-4435 hello@sunjack.com www.sunjack.com SunJack® is a portable solar panel that rapidly charges and powers any USB device with up to 5V/2A of current. Each SunJack® comes complete with a lithiumpolymer battery that provides USB power under conditions with little or no sunlight. Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc.. X19-21 Amherst, WI • 715-824-7200 gimme@gimmeshelteronline.com www.gimmeshelteronline.com Design and construction of high performance homes. Specializing in passive solar design, sustainable materials, and superior craftsmanship. Installation and design of Masonry Heaters. Glacetier Ice Cream…………............…..F6-7 Marshfield, WI • 715-207-2462 glacetierllc@gmail.com Five flavors of hand-dipped, natural, homemade ice cream with RBGH-free, locally-sourced cream from Mauel’s Dairy in Owen, Wisconsin.

Grandma Dotties Dips……………...........C20 Eau Claire, WI • 715-614-0298 grandmadottiesdips@yahoo.com www.grandmadottiesdips.com Our company makes our own dip mixes. We have 17 dip mixes, 2 salsa mixes, 3 dipping oils, and 12 dessert dip mix flavors. All of our mixes are gluten & MSG free & are packed with flavor. We use recycled paper for labeling. Great Lakes Carpentry, Inc..……………..C31 Mercer, WI • 715-476-0122 info@greatlakescarpentry.com www.greatlakescarpentry.com We specialize and strive to build energy efficient, safe, and durable homes and additions, reducing our clients’ carbon footprint. PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder; NAHB Certified Green Building Professional; Trade Ally with Focus on Energy. Healthmate International, LLC..………..A20 Kansas City, MO • 816-359-3478 tradeshow@healthmateforever.com www.healthmateforever.com Healthmate Forever combined TENS & PMS units for pain relief and muscle conditioning. Over one million people worldwide benefit from our therapy products. Hennalore……………............................A28 Janesville, WI • 414-241-1518 krystievgf@gmail.com instagram.com/henna.lore Stop by to get an all-natural handmade henna tattoo. Henna is a reddish-brown coloring made from a flowering plant from Africa and Asia. Honda Motorwerks…………...............…..T7 La Crosse, WI • 608-784-9280 chris-hybridguru@centurytel.net www.hondamotorwerks.com Since 2002, Hybridcarstore.com is the arm of Honda Motorwerks that has been involved at the MREA. We specialize in the most advanced fuel vehicles at the time. Currently, used EVs such as the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are the best values. Ice Age Trail Alliance…………….............C22 Cross Plains, WI • 608-798-4453 info@iceagetrail.org www.iceagetrail.org


In collaboration with thousands of volunteers and local communities, the Ice Age Trail Alliance works to create, support, and protect a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin—the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B………...B21 Browntown, WI • 608-329-7056 info@innserendipity.com www.innserendipity.com Visit with authors Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko of Inn Serendipity, completely powered by the wind and sun. Sustainability books include: Soil Sisters, Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring, and Rural Renaissance. Pay off the mortgage, be your own boss, and restore the planet. Inovateus Solar…………….......................X2 South Bend, IN • 574-485-1414 mauricio.anon@inovateus.com www.inovateus.com Inovateus Solar has become one of the leading solar development, design, engineering, procurement, construction and supply companies in the Midwest.

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InStove…………...............................…..X36 Cottage Grove, OR • 541-942-9519 fred@instove.org www.instove.org InStove is dedicated to relieving suffering, improving health, and reducing harm to the environment through efficient biomass stoves and renewable energy education.

JETT PHC……………...............................C26 West Des Moines, IA • 515-230-8253 tschierer@jettphc.com www.jettphc.com JETT PHC’s main programs help people prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D). The starting point is blood sugar testing and health assessments. The next step is health coaching that helps people understand how to prevent or reverse T2D.

Jamaican Kitchens………….................…..F8 Marshfield, WI • 715-898-2100 jamaicankitchens@charter.net Jamaican jerk chicken, jerk pork, curried chicken, Jamaican roast beef, vegetarian plate, rice and beans, Jamaican fruit punch, and soda. Jar Hot Sauce………….....................…..M13 Stevens Point, WI • 715-252-4277 andy@jarhotsauce.com www.jarhotsauce.com Founded and based in Central Wisconsin, JAR focuses on a tasty heat instead of only excess burn. Flavor and heat. Come by for a free sample, leave with the cure

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.………..C28 Milwaukee, WI • 414-828-6321 colin@justseeds.org www.justseeds.org Justseeds Artist’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 30 artists committed to social, environmental, and political engagement.

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Sunflower = Energy Fair Sponsor (Find Sponsor info. p. 4)

KAR Enterprises……………....................C34 Eden, WI • 920-948-9255 karobson08@gmail.com www.krenterprises.shopamsoil.com Market Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants are designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and extend the life of engines. Market Aggrand Liquid Natural Organic Fertilizer products are designed to promote soil and plant health. Kettle View Renewable Energy………..X35 Random Lake, WI • 920-994-9433 rfaller@kettleviewre.com www.kettleviewre.com Design and installation of solar electric and wind electric systems. Maintenance and repair of wind systems. Kinstone Kitchen………................……..F1-2 Fountain City, WI • 612-325-0905 info@kinstonecircle.com www.kinstonecircle.com Local food is a priority. Our menu may change based on ingredient and beverage availability. Our chips are fried in 100% peanut oil. Kitchen Craft…………..................…..X29-30 Mt Dora, FL • 352-483-7600 lesley@cookforlife.com www.kitchencraftcookware.com Cooking demonstration to promote the use of our waterless, greaseless cookware, manufactured in our Green E certified facility, using environmentally friendly methods and promotion of sustainable living. Lake Michigan Wind and Sun, Ltd.......X48 Sturgeon Bay, WI • 920-743-0456 lmws@doorpi.net www.windandsun.com Creator of Solar Flairs photovoltaic sculptures. A design/build engineering firm with 30+ years of renewable energy experience. The firm’s principal engineer is a NABCEP Certified PV & Solar Thermal Installer.

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Lakeside Advanced Builders……………..C32 Duluth, MN • 715-364-2805 tim@labwi.com www.lakesideadvancedbuilders.com Our focus is building efficient, comfortable, safe, long-lasting homes with the best indoor air quality. We specialize in building with the latest technology and techniques. Certified Passive House Builder, BPI Envelope Specialist & more. LeafFilter North of Wisconsin, Inc…….B12 Hudson, Ohio • 800-290-6106 jmartinez@leaffilter.com www.leaffilter.com LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection. Maintenance free gutter protection.

acres in Verona, WI. The Center includes a green burial ground (Natural Path Sanctuary), an organic farm incubator for immigrant farmers, and a Community Center. LoTec Windmill Service…………….........X43 Arkansaw, WI • 715-647-3033 lotecwindmill@gmail.com www.bryceblack.com/lotec We have been in business 36 years restoring and installing water-pumping windmills.

Liberation Farmers……………................M2 Almond, WI • 715-366-2656 liberationfarmers@gmail.com www.liberationfarmers.blogspot.com We raise heritage, pasture raised animals, offer workshops, and volunteer days. One of our goals includes connecting people with their food and the people who grow it, whether it be through our farm or through harvest trips to Mexico & Kenya.

Madison College…………...................…..A7 Madison, WI • 920-723-2685 folk@madisoncollege.edu www.madisoncollege.edu Madison College remains a leader in renewable energy training by offering certificates in renewable energy, wind energy, and solar training. The college’s Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education Support Center is funded by NSF to advance the field of renewable energy by supporting twoyear college renewable energy programs nation-wide.

Liberator Rocket Heaters……………..X13 Bourbon, MO • 573-468-4043 phillhuddleston@sbcglobal.net www.rocketheater.com Liberator Rocket Heaters, manufacturer of the world’s only building code compliant and safety tested Rocket Heater for indoor use. Liberator Rocket Heaters are the world’s only gravity fed non-electric pellet stoves that can also burn wood!

Malina Solar Structures…………......…..B40 Minneapolis, MN • 612-388-0505 patrick.holt@malinasolar.com www.malinasolar.com Malina Solar Structures manufactures solar structures and ground screw product lines. There are over 1,000 megawatts of installed solar around the world, from heavy snow loads in the Rocky Mountains to the blustery winds of the Great Plains.

Libertarian Party of Wisconsin…..……..C33 Hayward, WI • 715-558-8623 nathan.ackleynovelty@gmail.com www.lpwi.org As Libertarians, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity, as long as they don’t violate the rights of others, and we welcome the diversity that freedom brings.

Mark Toyota of Plover……………..........T1-2 Plover, WI • 715-342-5040 tim@markmotors.com www.marktoyota.com Mark Toyota of Plover sells and services Toyota Cars & Trucks. Join us in the Clean Transportation Show area to see the newly released 2017 Prius Prime. We are a 16 time Toyota President Award winner in customer satisfaction.

Linda & Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability…………...…..C24 Verona, WI • 608-845-8724 info@farleycenter.org www.farleycenter.org The Linda & Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability is located on 40


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Massage Tent………….Near Rainbow’s End OPEN 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Massage choices include chair or table massage and reflexology. The massage tent is open during Fair hours and 20% of profits go to the MREA. Make your appointment so you don’t miss out! MI Greenhouse…………….....................X40 Lake, MI • 989-544-2443 contact@migreenhouse.com www.migreenhouse.com We are a family owned company that produces one-piece fiberglass greenhouses that will utilize available sunlight to promote even growth, extend growing seasons, withstand severe weather, and allow you to become selfsustaining. Michigan State University Extension…………...........................…..A33 Escanaba, MI • 906-786-1575 cookwi@msu.edu www.michiganwoodenergy.msu.edu The Michigan Statewide Wood Energy team is partnering with the Wisconsin team. These wood energy teams promote the use of wood (chips, pellets, and cordwood) for thermal applications (heating, cooling, and hot water). Mid-State Technical College……………..A22 Wisconsin Rapids, WI • 715-422-5382 ben.nusz@mstc.edu www.mstc.edu Mid-State Technical College offers an associate degree as a Renewable Energy Technician. Apply today at mstc.edu. MidNite Solar, Inc.……………................A23 Arlington, WA • 360-403-7207 sales@midnitesolar.com www.midnitesolar.com MidNite Solar is a manufacturer of power electronics and balance of system components for off-grid and grid-tied renewable energy systems from small camp systems to larger commercial systems.

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MREA……………............Silent Auction Tent Custer, WI • 715-592-6595 info@midwestrenew.org www.midwestrenew.org The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Stop by to learn more about our courses, The Energy Fairs in Custer and St. Paul (so nice, we’re doing it twice), Grow Solar initiatives, or to buy this year’s Energy Fair t-shirt! Midwestern Solutions………….........…..C10 Cedarburg, WI • 414-975-7142 midwesternsolutions@gmail.com www.utopiagear.com Utopia Gear is a mini massager (TENS unit) used by physical therapists and chiropractors. It runs off a rechargeable battery and is very energy efficient compared to models used in professional hospitals and offices nationwide using far less power and resources. Midwestern Solutions……………...........B30 Cedarburg, WI • 414-975-7142 midwesternsolutions@gmail.com Automatic wire stripper. A handheld, time saving tool that makes stripping a wire easy. Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling…….……..X7-8 Waupaca, WI • 715-256-1372 davidmmitchell@live.com A fully licensed and insured HVAC contractor. Our business provides installation and service of geothermal heat pumps, solar thermal space and water heating systems, and PV solar systems. Moonwise Herbs, LLC………..........……..M1 Stoughton, WI • 920-452-4372 rosemarygoddess@moonwiseherbs.com www.moonwiseherbs.com Offering handcrafted, organic, and wildharvested herbal products as well as earth-centered herbal education. Morningstar Corporation……....………..A31 Newtown, PA • 215-321-4457 info@morningstarcorp.com www.morningstarcorp.com Morningstar Corporation is a worldleading supplier of solar charge controllers

and inverters, recognized in international solar markets as the most advanced and highest quality products available. Multi Stove Co………......................……..A4 Stevens Point, WI • 715-570-8404 daleniggemann@gmail.com Multi Stove Company is a company that makes a multi use grill that uses multiple types of biomass for creating heat for outdoor cooking and other uses. Native Inspirations……………...............A29 fernwood.acres@yahoo.com www.eleonorehebal.wordpress.com Traditional Navajo jewelry, unique lanyards/badge holders, magical illustrations, paintings, and more. Our intricate custom astrological charts have been featured in The Mountain Astrologer. View our handcrafted fairy wands and tiaras—loved by all. Custom work available. Nature’s Pathways…………..............…..B26 Neenah, WI • 920-486-7400 info@naturespathways.com www.naturespathways.com Nature’s Pathways Magazine is a community-based monthly print and online magazine with a circulation of 15,000+ distributed at over 430 locations in Northeast Wisconsin that connects readers to local businesses. We provide relevant information on sustainability, green living, healthy recipes, personal wellness and more. NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134..……...........................................C13 Chicago, IL • 708-389-1340 hohde@ejatt.com www.ecachicago.com In 1900 NECA Chicago & IBEW Local 134 formed a cooperative effort between Labor and Management to meet all electrical construction needs for customers. We are a community of qualified contractors employing highlytrained union electricians in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. We are your complete energy solutions provider. NES Ecological Services……………...........B1 Hobart, WI • 920-499-5789 jhavel@releeinc.com www.neswi.com


We are a small natural resource consulting firm with expertise on issues associated with wetlands, native habitat restoration, and wildlife. We provide a broad spectrum of restoration services for private residences to federal agencies. Next Energy Solution, Inc.……..X26 & A24 Shell Lake, WI • 715-416-3022 info@nextenergysolution.com www.nextenergysolution.com An innovative solar company with locations in Shell lake and Spooner offering solar electric systems for cabins, homes, and businesses. Our patent pending E-Z set Ground Mount and the Weekender Solar Generator are perfect for cabins. North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative…………….....................X22-24 Stevens Point, WI • 715-630-6451 info@northwindre.com www.northwindre.com North Wind Renewable Energy (NWRE) is central Wisconsin’s most trusted renewable energy solution provider, specializing in the design and installation of solar energy systems and high efficiency wood boiler systems. All told, the North Wind team brings over 75 years of in-house experience in design, installation, assessment, project management, consulting, and service. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College……………..........................X51-55 Green Bay, WI • 920-498-6908 email www.nwtc.edu Make a difference. Learn from the best. Gain skills by taking individual classes or earn an associate degree in Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Solar Energy Technology, and Energy Management. Northern Sun Merchandising .........................……………..X37-39, X45-47 Minneapolis, MN • 612-729-2001 info@northernsun.com www.northernsun.com We sell progressive social environmental messages on a variety of products, including shirts, stickers, buttons, magnets, mugs, posters, and more. Often humorous, rarely dull. Now in our 38th year and 23rd return to the Fair.

Norwex………..............................……..A26 Rothschild, WI • 715-297-6581 mandydantonio@gmail.com www.mandydantonio.norwex.biz Norwex is an earth and plant based company that sells microfiber and other products to clean with. Nukewatch…………..........................…..C12 Luck, WI • 715-472-4185 nukewatch1@lakeland.ws www.nukewatchinfo.org Nukewatch is an anti-war group that brings critical attention to the dangers and politics of nuclear weapons, power reactors, waste, radiation, and militarism. We provide training in nonviolent action, and publish Nukewatch Quarterly. Organic Valley Breakfasts ...................Saturday/Sunday Main Stage La Farge, WI • 888-444-6455 organic@organicvalley.coop www.organicvalley.coop The mission of the Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP) is to create and operate a marketing cooperative that promotes regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products. OutBack Power Technologies……..X49-50 Arlington, WA • 360-435-6030 sales@outbackpower.com www.outbackpower.com The premier designer, developer, and seller of off-grid and grid hybrid power electronics and balance of system components, for renewable energy and other power systems. Known for Grid/ Hybrid systems and for developing industry-renowned technologies, OutBack has decades of pioneering experience perfecting industry-standard innovations including pure-sine wave inverters and maximum power-point tracking (MPPT) charge controllers. PacketFlux Technologies……......………..C36 Helena, MT • 406-449-3345 custsvc@packetflux.com www.monitoryourworld.com PacketFlux designs and builds products to monitor alternative energy systems. Our low cost and low power consumption solutions allow our customers to

monitor the status of their alternative energy system using a web browser or smartphone. Photovoltaic Systems, LLC ........……………..Photovoltaic Systems Tent Amherst, WI • 715-824-2069 pvsolar@wi-net.com www.pv-systems.org We are a full-service solar electrical contractor providing grid-tied, standalone, and a wide variety of solar electric systems in WI. I personally have 37 years of experience in this field. We are also a factory authorized service center for Schneider Electric inverters. Practical Solar……………..................X41-42 Wautoma, WI • 920-787-7966 pmanke@centurytel.net www.atthebridge-practicalsolar.com Solar energy collection hardware sales. Razor J’s Concessions………….........…..F3-4 Marshifeld, WI • 715-486-9861 djrazorj@gmail.com Old fashioned hand popped Kettle corn stirred over propane with wood paddle, caramel corn, deep fried cheese curds, lemonade, iced tea. Recycling Connections………........……..X18 Stevens Point, WI • 715-343-0722 karin@recyclingconnections.org www.recyclingconnections.org Recycling Connections is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people, resources, and communities to promote reducing, reusing, and recycling of waste and composting through programming and outreach. RedBudSuds………….........................…..A2 Canton, OH • 234-410-4124 aubrey@redbudsuds.com www.redbudsuds.com I make multipurpose shower bars to help you simplify your life. Inspired by wilderness experiences, each bar is hand stamped with our mission, “thoughtfully clean,” to remind us that our small, everyday actions can make a big, positive impact.

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Sunflower = Energy Fair Sponsor (Find Sponsor info. p. 4)

Redshift Energy…………................…..B8-10 Downers Grove, IL • 630-601-8860 mhornbostel@redshift.com www.redshiftenergy.us.com Redshift Energy is a stocking distribution center located in northern Illinois focused on helping small to medium sized installers grow their business. We can provide Helioscope and package design help. RENEW Wisconsin……...............………..B25 Madison, WI • 608-255-4044 tyler.huebner@renewwisconsin.org www.renewwisconsin.org RENEW Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that leads and accelerates the transformation of Wisconsin’s renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaborative initiatives. REV Organics…………..........................A17 Neenah, WI • 608-408-9641 revorganic@gmail.com www.rturn11.wixsite.com/rev-organics REV Organic (Rare Earth Vermicompost) started in a basement during my college years. It stemmed from an idea that recycling waste and creating a valued product was exactly what our environment needed. Five years later it has evolved into much more than a worm castings company. RJK Enterprises / HybridLights……..…..C21 Farmington, MO • 573-315-8699 ronkerfoot09@yahoo.com www.solarflashlights.info The HybridLight SolarLight generates power from any light source. When fully charged the HybridLight can hold a charge for years. Hybridlights are durable, environmentally friendly and guaranteed for life! Cost effective/No more batteries.

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Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill……...M12 Elkhart Lake, WI • 920-876-2182 rbwittgreve@yahoo.com Selling sorghum and maple syrup, honey, sorghum caramel corn, and sorghum flour. Rolls Battery Engineering…………....…..X25 Lynnwood, WA • 608-785-0044 nblax@northernbattery.com www.northernbattery.com Chosen by industry professionals and renewable energy customers worldwide, Rolls premium deep cycle batteries provide dependable, long-lasting energy storage in a wide range of voltage and capacity options. Roth Sugarbush……………....................B32 Cadott, WI • 715-289-3820 info@rothsugarbush.com www.rothsugarbush.com Since 1954 the Roth family has been supplying top quality maple syrup making equipment to producers across the Midwest. If you have two taps in the backyard or a 25,000 tap commercial operation, the Roth Sugarbush has you covered. Self-Reliance Magazine…………….........B34 Gold Beach, OR • 541-247-0300 customer-service@self-reliance.com www.self-reliance.com Learn all about canning your food, growing a fantastic garden, and creating your own jobs at home to become more financially self-reliant. Also learn about livestock and backyard animals that produce additional food for your families. Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter……......C6 Madison, WI • 608-256-0565 d_ferber@sbcglobal.net www.wisconsin.sierraclub.org The Sierra Club is an advocacy organization that supports large-scale and small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency. Our display will contain educational materials about distributed renewable energy in Wisconsin. SilverFire Disaster and Recreation Stoves & Cookware, LLC…………….............A9-10 Eugene, OR • 541-222-9212 sales@silverfire.us www.silverfire.us SilverFire disaster and recreation stoves

and cookware (off-grid renewable cooking products). Small Farm Implement…………........…..X34 Alma Center, WI • 715-896-2690 smallfarmimplement@gmail.com www.smallfarmimplement.com We are the Wisconsin dealer for the TuffBilt Tractor. Built with the small farmer, CSA, and truck gardener in mind, it is a small tractor with amazing versatility to assist with all of the sustainable farmer’s needs. Smude Oil / Kowalzek Soothing Salves .... ..........................................................C39 Brainerd, MN • 651-795-9387 jmattes60@gmail.com www.smudeoil.com Smude is a cold-pressed, non-GMO, high-heat cooking oil made from our own Minnesota-grown sunflowers. Our oils have a shelf life of two years and are bottled in 8 ounce to 2.5 gallon sizes. We also have infused oils in eight delicious flavors. Soap Nut Lady………….......................…..C3 Stoughton, WI • 888-596-3334 soapnutlady@gmail.com www.soapnutlady.com We sell 100% natural and sustainable laundry detergent, fabric softener, and all-purpose personal and household cleaner. It’s safe, organic, effective, and economical—no chemicals, toxins, or artificial perfumes. Save your money and your planet. Solar Array Solutions…………..........…..B20 Lockport, IL • 866-765-2795 jim@solararraysolutions.com www.solararraysolutions.com Your premier solar installer based in the midwest, providing commercial/ utility scale roof and ground-mount installation services. Pile driving, racking, modules, electrical, soil testing, etc. With over 50 MW installed nationwide S.A.S. will bring your project to completion on time and under budget. Now offering EPC services.


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Arch Electric is Southeast Wisconsin’s leader for solar PV energy. We offer systems that range from simple grid tied, self-consumption with energy storage, and off grid solutions, all with expert analysis and design using NABCEP certified personal. We specialize in custom build solutions that generate more power.

Arch Electric has lending agreements in place allowing home and business owners to finance their solar installation. See our complete product line, images of our work, testimonials from satisfied customers, and schedule your free solar site assessment today at: www.archelec.com

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Sunflower = Energy Fair Sponsor (Find Sponsor info. p. 4

Solar Time Tracker………….........…..B18-19 Sturgis, MI • 810-288-2770 shawnpeet8@gmail.com Our family owned company has designed and patented the solar time tracker, a solar panel pole mount that holds 2 to 12 panels. We also offer a 3-235 watt, battery solar bench that can last up to 3 days with no sun. Solar Training Network (STN)………......C37 Washington, D.C. • 202-469-3750 solartraining@solarfound.org www.solartrainingusa.org The Solar Training Network, led by The Solar Foundation, is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The program’s goal is to develop a dedicated solar employment pipeline to help meet the workforce needs of the burgeoning solar industry. The program’s new online solar career networking platform (www.SolarTrainingUSA.org) is designed to facilitate stronger connections between solar job seekers, solar employers, and solar training providers to ensure a highly skilled and diverse solar workforce. The website is completely free to access and gives users access to hundreds of solar trainers, employers, and job seekers nationwide. We encourage any interested parties to register today. Solid Rock Masonry…………............…..C40 Duluth, MN • 218-343-2978 info@solidrockmasonry.com www.solidrockmasonry.com Solid Rock Masonry designs and crafts all types of masonry heaters and ovens. We teach classes on masonry heater and oven building, and we sell DIY masonry heater and oven kits and doors. Soligent………….........................…..X31-32 Rohnert Park, CA • 700-992-3100 www.soligent.net Soligent Distribution, a subsidiary of Soligent Holdings, Inc., is the largest solar distributor in the Americas, supplying

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thousands of solar installers and contractors with solar energy equipment, engineering services, and project financing solutions. Soligent has been a pioneer in the solar industry for decades and continues to drive the market forward with innovative solutions ranging from materials management to project financing. Soul of Wisconsin…………….................B15 La Farge, WI • 608-625-4949 info@soulwisconsin.org www.soulwisconsin.org Working to restore electric customer priorities in energy efficiency and local power through public/elected officials education and intervention in necessary utility capital spending. Free energy investment comparison tools. Stevens Point Area Co-op……………......C25 Stevens Point, WI • 715-341-1555 info@spacoop.com www.spacoop.com Celebrating 45 years, the Co-op is an independent, member-owned grocer focused on organic, local, and bulk whole foods. Learn how you can be an active part of a movement focused on honest food, local producers, and community sustainability.

solar company in the United States, now serving Wisconsin! Sunrun helps homeowners get solar energy that is perfect for their home and lifestyle, simply and quickly. Learn more at sunrun.com. SunStar Manufacturing………….......B27-28 LaGrange, IN • 260-499-4972 info@solarfreezellc.com A MFG of DC solar refrigerators and freezers. The SunStar company came to existence through having had refrigeration experience and the demand of solar efficient appliances. SunStar is truly committed to quality, and consumer friendly units. With the commitment SunStar has, we are now manufacturing some of our units in the USA. TF Forming Systems, Inc.…………….......B31 Green Bay, WI • 800-360-4634 info@tfsystem.com www.tfsystem.com Insulated concrete forming system that is energy efficient and disaster resistant for all types of building structures from residential to commercial.

Sunny Day Earth Solutions……….....B22-23 Minneapolis, MN • 612-465-9420 info@sunnydaymn.com www.sunnydaymn.com A non-profit education and demonstration facility based in Minneapolis focusing on sustainability.

TerraCycle…………….............................B29 TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Bring your approved waste to this booth for MREA to recycle! Products you can recycle include: Brita® filtration products, foil-lined bar wrappers including Clif Bar & Luna Bar, any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps, any brand of toothbrushes, any brand of floss containers, Garnier and Maybelline packaging such as lip balm tubes, mascara tubes, lotion dispensers, Honest Kids plastic and aluminum drink pouches, PUR water filtration products, snack bags like Terra Chips, or Garden of the Earth Blue Chips, Tom’s of Maine natural care product packaging, and more! Go to TheEnergyFair.org for more info on what you can bring to recycle!

Sunrun…………................................…..X14 Milwaukee, WI • 262-832-3771 customercare@sunrun.com www.sunrun.com Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential

The Cargo Bike Shop……………................T3 Madison, WI • 608-467-2316 info@thecargobikeshop.com www.thecargobikeshop.com Bikes that Move You! The Midwest’s

Sun Ovens International………….....…..X16 Elburn, IL • 800-408-7919 info@sunoven.com www.sunoven.com SUN OVEN® The Ultimate Solar Appliance! Bake, boil, or steam food naturally and helps the environment. Cook at 360º to 400º powered by the sun. Ideal for backyards, picnics, campsites, or in the event of a power failure. No energy costs.


largest selection of cargo, urban, and practical transportation bicycles. Also specializing in e-assist and cargo bike conversions. Based in Madison, WI and serving all of WI, MN, IA, and IL. The Eco Purse Project…………..........…..M9 Birnamwood, WI • 715-903-0032 ecopurseproject@yahoo.com www.etsy.com/shop/EcoPurseProject The Eco Purse Project upcycles materials into handmade clothing, accessories, and home goods for a more sustainable style. Tomorrow River Community Charter School…………................…..Rainbow’s End Amherst, WI • 715-346-2730 info@trccs.org www.trccs.org Students will be prepared to become stewards of the earth, graduating with the skills to create and change the world around them. TRCCS’s curriculum is inspired by Waldorf and Environmental education and offers a collaborative and non-competitive learning environment that integrates the arts and offers handson experiences for Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.

TunaFisch Fantasies: Art from the Heart..............................M6 Green Bay, WI • 920-497-1330 pamf@new.rr.com www.tunafischfantasies.net TunaFisch Fantasies offers self empowering holistic services and products: Intuitive Oracle and Art Card readings; Mini MindHeart Mentor Coaching, Jaguar Journey, Meditation and Dream sessions; original intuitive art and soul products. U Can Click It……………..........................A5 Rice, MN • 320-250-6372 canuclickit@gmail.com www.ucanclickit.com Reusable hot and cold packs. Our therapeutic heat pads provide instant heat with the click of a coin. U.S. Solar Mounts, Corp ...................……. U.S. Solar Mounts Demo Sparta, WI • 608-272-3999 info@ussolarmounts.us www.ussolarmounts.us U.S. Solar Mounts designs high-quality racking systems that are used by Solar Professionals nationwide. The Adjustable Ground Mount System has been in use for years in every corner of the country and

has a proven track record of durability. Thoughtful engineering goes into every rack produced by U.S. Solar Mounts, saving you time and money on each install. Every system is completely built in the USA. Ultimate Outdoor Furnace, LLC ...........................................A25 & X56-57 Stewartville, MN • 507-254-0622 lesradcliffe@yahoo.com www.ultimateoutdoorfurnacellc.com Sells the Polar Furnace brand of outdoor furnaces. The industry leader in clean burn technology. Meets established EPA standards thru 2020, 7 industry firsts, up to 60% less wood consumption, certified for indoor & outdoor installation. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Museum of Natural History……………..A18 Stevens Point, WI • 715-346-2858 museum@uwsp.edu www.uwsp.edu/museum The Museum of Natural History is an integral resource within the College of Letters and Science of the UWSP housing ethnographic and natural science research collections reflecting the diversity in nature and among human cultures.

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Sunflower = Energy Fair Sponsor (Find Sponsor info. p. 4

Upcycled Art…………….........................A36 Stevens Point, WI • lperf098@gmail.com Upcycled Art is a collection of vintage prints resused and revamped to promote environmental awareness and renewable practices, along with magical inspiration. Urbal Tea…………............................…..C35 Milwaukee, WI • 414-916-5088 urbalhealth@gmail.com www.urbalhealth.com We are an herbal tea business located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We focus on organic herbs, many of which are locally grown. We hand-blend dried herbs into healthy herbal teas. We package them for sale in kraft bags, tins, and glass jars. Veterans For Peace…………….................C7 Milwaukee, Wisconsin • 414-550-8945 foremane1589@sbcglobal.net www.veteransforpeace.org The mission of Veterans For Peace is to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. “Waterfalling in Wisconsin” Author……………..........MREA Marketplace Custer, WI • 715-592-6465 waterfallinginwisconsin@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/waterfalling-inwisconsin Meet the author of “Waterfalling in Wisconsin” and get your signed copy. It’s a travel guide to over 100 waterfalls in Wisconsin, with driving directions, trail info, GPS coordinates, and color pictures. It makes a perfect gift for hikers and nature lovers! WaterFurnace International Inc.……...X12 Cambridge, WI • 260-442-5374 scott.niesen@waterfurnace.com www.waterfurnace.com We offer ground-sourced heat pumps. Wellspring Renewable Energy………...B5-6 Shipshewana, IN • 260-768-7336 sales@wellspringsolar.com www.wellspringsolar.com

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Full service distribution of off-grid grid solar electric systems and products for over 25 years. Offering product representation for magnum energy inverters as well as the Aquion energy storage battery at the 2017 Energy Fair. Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin Clean Energy…………................................…..C14 Wisconsin • 920-815-4245 bleroy@wernerelectric.com www.wernerelectric.com/SP/CleanEnergy-Service A Wisconsin distributor since 1948, is dedicated to helping our customers find the right energy saving solutions. Our manufacturer partners are strategically aligned to provide a complete of solar solutions, such as modules, inverters, racking, and balance of system components. Our team of three Solar Product Specialists focus on providing our customers the full turnkey operation of selling and supporting solar energy products. Werner Electric, Minnesota…….………..C15 Minnesota • 651-769-8064 rmoberg@wernerelec.com www.wernermn.com We deliver on solution, supply, and support to be our customers’ competitive advantage. We provide customers with premier products and services serving multiple markets: renewable energy, commercial, contractor, industrial, operations/engineering/maintenance (OEM), institutional, and system integrator. Established in 1920, our company serves Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin. We are staffed with North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), who are certified specialists to meet our customers’ needs. White Bison Farm…………..................M7-8 Laona, WI • 715-674-2287 apache_jc@yahoo.com www.whitebisonfarm.com White Bison Farm is home to Idaho Pasture Pigs, Kunekune pigs, American Bison, Gypsy Vanner horses, free-range chickens, and rabbits. All of our animals are sustainably grown outside on pasture all year round and are primarily grass fed.

Wholistic Home / The Clever Peasant……………...............................M11 Stevens Point, WI • 715-252-5791 vincent@wholistichomellc.com www.wholistichomellc.com Wholistic Home is a permaculturallyprincipled construction company specializing in natural building, high performance remodeling, permaculture design & installation, mindful design, sourcing of local & reclaimed materials & consultation. WI State Wood Energy Team / University of Wisconsin……….........................…..A32 Madison, WI • 608-262-5062 sasanford@wisc.edu www.wisconsinwoodenergy.org A group made up of public institutions and private companies to promote the use of wood for thermal energy and power. Provides educational and free feasibility studies. Wisconsin Bike Fed…………................…..T4 Milwaukee, WI • 773-983-8394 jessica@wisconsinbikefed.org www.shareandbeaware.org Share & Be Aware and the Bike Fed want to see more people biking and enjoying one of the greenest forms of transportation. Mosey on over for safety information for new and expert bikers, inspiration, and cargo bike demos! Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education……………..............Educator Tent Stevens Point, WI • 715-346-4854 wcee@uwsp.edu www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee, www.uwsp. edu/cnr With a focus on interdisciplinary and hands-on work, UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources is regarded as a leading undergraduate natural resource program. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education provides leadership and resources to advance education for sustainable human and natural communities. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources…………..................................C9 Madison, WI • 608-266-2272 theresa.stabo@wisconsin.gov www.dnr.wi.gov The Department of Natural Resources manages the waters of the state and


public lands, and the fish and wildlife that inhabit them. People interested in sustainable and local foods, but never learned to fish or hunt, should stop by our exhibit. Wisconsin Farmers Union‌‌‌‌‌.......C4 Chippewa Falls, WI • 715-723-5561 info@wisconsinfarmersunion.com www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and consumers through education, cooperation, and civic engagement. WFU’s Kamp Kenwood, on the shores of Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, offers summer camps focused on cooperation, leadership, civic engagement, and sustainability. Wisconsin Green Party‌‌‌‌‌.........A14 Madison, WI • 414-315-4640 info@wisconsingreenparty.org www.wisconsingreenparty.org The Wisconsin Green Party is one of four recognized political parties in Wisconsin. We stand for true social, economic, and environmental justice. We are attempting to build a democratic society in which human needs matter more than corporate profits.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters‌‌‌‌‌...................................B24 Eau Claire, WI • 715-257-4275 kate@conservationvoters.org www.conservationvoters.org Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies. Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice‌‌‌‌‌..................................A13 Madison, WI • 608-250-9240 office@wnpj.org www.wnpj.org Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice advances a sustainable world free from violence and injustice by connecting, engaging, and strengthening member groups and serving as a catalyst for community organizing and education. Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture‌‌‌‌‌..........................C23 Black Creek, WI • 920-450-4641 blueirisenv@gmail.com Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products was organized to provide a diversity of services and products to farmers and consumers of coolwater fish.

We typically serve CSAs, aquaponics, and high school ag programs. Your Whole Baby – Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin‌‌‌‌‌.............................C29 Chicago, IL • 312-285-9420 info@yourwholebaby.org https://www.facebook.com/pg/ YourWholeBabyIIW/about/ The Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin chapter of YourWholeBaby.org. We are an activst/ education group that believes if you have the information necessary to see circumcision in a new light, free from cultural blinders, you will not choose it for your baby. ZEF Energy‌‌‌‌‌..............................T8 Minneapolis, MN • 612-404-0956 info@zefenergy.com www.zefenergy.com ZEF Energy provides Level 2 and DC Fast Charging solutions, and is committed to expanding its Midwest-based Fast Charging network to accommodate the rapid growth of electric vehicle use. We have successfully worked with utilities, cities, non-profit, and for-profit partners in our mission to provide increased availability of reliable and cost-effective electric vehicle charging to their customers and the public.

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Exhibitors by category BIO-MASS HEATING

Central Boiler ................................................... X9-10 Earth Sense Energy Systems .............................. X4-6 Liberator Rocket Heaters .....................................X13 Michigan State University Extension .................. A33 Multi Stove Co ...................................................... A4 Solid Rock Masonry .............................................C40 Ultimate Outdoor Furnace, LLC ...........A25 & X56-57

BOOKS / MEDIA

Backwoods Home Magazine ...............................B33 Nature’s Pathways ...............................................B26 Self-Reliance Magazine........................................B34 “Waterfalling in Wisconsin” Author .......................... ....................................................MREA Marketplace

BUILDERS & ARCHITECTS

Chequamegon Construction Company................B37 Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc .................... 19-21 Great Lakes Carpentry, Inc...................................C31 Lakeside Advanced Builders ................................C32 Wholistic Home / The Clever Peasant ............... M11

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION

Black Box Bikes ......................................................T6 Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes LLC.......................................T5 Honda Motorwerks ...............................................T7 Mark Toyota of Plover ........................................T1-2 The Cargo Bike Shop ..............................................T3 Wisconsin Bike Fed ................................................T4 ZEF Energy .............................................................T8

EDUCATION

350 Stevens Point ............................................... A35 College of Letters and Science at UWSP ............. A19 Conserve School ....................................................B2 Driftless Folk School ............................................. A6 Madison College ................................................... A7 Mid-State Technical College ............................... A22 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ......... X51-55 Soul of Wisconsin ................................................B15 Tomorrow River Community Charter School ............. ........................................................... Rainbow’s End TunaFisch Fantasies: Art from the Heart…………….M6 UWSP, Museum of Natural History..................... A18 Veterans For Peace ................................................C7

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WI State Wood Energy Team / University of Wisconsin ............................................................................ A32 Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education ........ .............................................................Educator Tent

Glacetier Ice Cream ............................................F6-7 Jamaican Kitchens ................................................. F8 Kinstone Kitchen.................................................F1-2 Razor J’s Concessions..........................................F3-4

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

NON-PROFIT

Accurate-Airtight Exteriors ................................. A11 AHT Wisconsin Windows .....................................B11 Culpitt Roofing, Inc. .............................................B17 Exquisite Windows and Doors ............................ A12 Focus on Energy ..................................................B16 Midwestern Solutions .........................................C10 Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling ............................. X7-8 TF Forming Systems, Inc. .....................................B31 WaterFurnace International Inc. .........................X12

FINANCIAL

Custom Financial Strategies ..................................B3 Evergreen Credit Union ...................................... A40 First Affirmative Financial Network .....................B35

FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS

ADIRE/SHAMA, Inc. ............................................... F5 Fizzeology Foods...............................................F9-10

350 Madison....................................................... A34 CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center ...................... A39 Central Rivers Farmshed ........................ Forest Stage Citizens Climate Lobby, Stevens Point Chapter....C17 Clean Wisconsin ..................................................C27 Democratic Party of Wisconsin ...........................C30 Family Farm Defenders ..........................................B4 Ice Age Trail Alliance ............................................C22 InStove.................................................................X36 Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative .............................C28 Libertarian Party of Wisconsin ............................C33 MREA...........................................Silent Auction Tent Nukewatch...........................................................C12 Recycling Connections .........................................X18 RENEW Wisconsin ...............................................B25 Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter ............................C6 Sunny Day Earth Solutions............................. B22-23 Wisconsin Green Party ....................................... A14

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Exhibitors by category Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters ..........B24 Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice .......... A13 Your Whole Baby – Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin .......C29

PHOTOVOLTAICS (SOLAR ELECTRIC)

All Sky Energy ........................................................X1 Alternative Trends, LLC ........................................X27 BAYO.S: Solar Heat and Electric ............................ A3 Eagle Point Solar ................................................... A1 EJOT Fastening Systems L.P. .................................X28 Energize, LLC ....................................................... A21 Folsom Labs .........................................................C16 Full Spectrum Solar .............................................X33 GigaWatt, Inc. / SunJack ......................................X17 Inovateus Solar ......................................................X2 Kettle View Renewable Energy ............................X35 Lake Michigan Wind and Sun, Ltd........................X48 Malina Solar Structures .......................................B40 MidNite Solar, Inc. .............................................. A23 Morningstar Corporation ................................... A31 NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134 .........C13 Next Energy Solution, Inc. ........................X26 & A24 North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative . X22-24 OutBack Power Technologies ........................ X49-50 PacketFlux Technologies ......................................C36 Photovoltaic Systems, LLC ......................................... .........................................Photovoltaic Systems Tent Redshift Energy................................................ B8-10 Rolls Battery Engineering.....................................X25 Solar Array Solutions ...........................................B20 Solar Time Tracker ......................................... B18-19 Solar Training Network (STN) ..............................C37 Soligent.......................................................... X31-32 Sunrun .................................................................X14 SunStar Manufacturing ................................. B27-28 U.S. Solar Mounts, Corp ............................................ ............................................U.S. Solar Mounts Demo Wellspring Renewable Energy ........................... B5-6 Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin Clean Energy ...... .............................................................................C14 Werner Electric, Minnesota.................................C15

SOLAR THERMAL

Practical Solar ................................................ X41-42 Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling ............................. X7-8 96

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SUSTAINABLE FARM & GARDEN

B&E’s Trees ........................................................ M10 Century Sun Oil, LLC ............................................C11 Garden Circles .......................................................X3 Grandma Dotties Dips .........................................C20 Jar Hot Sauce ..................................................... M13 KAR Enterprises ...................................................C34


Liberation Farmers .............................................. M2 MI Greenhouse....................................................X40 Organic Valley Breakfasts: Sat-Sun ..........Main Stage REV Organic ........................................................ A17 Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mil.......................... M12 Small Farm Implement ........................................X34 Urbal Tea .............................................................C35 White Bison Farm ............................................. M7-8 Wisconsin Farmers Union ......................................C4 Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture ....................C23

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Air Head Composting Toilet ...................................C5 Alice’s Rabbit Whole ............................................ M3 Baabaashop, LLC............................................ B13-14 Borealis Holistics................................................ M16 Clary Collection ................................................... M5 Cutco ...................................................................X11 Earthen Elements Natural Soap and Bath Products .. ............................................................................. M4 Free Books ..................................................... A37-38 Ghana Crazy...............................................M14-M15 Healthmate International, LLC............................ A20 Hennalore .......................................................... A28 Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B ............................B21 JETT PHC ..............................................................C26

Kitchen Craft .................................................. X29-30 LeafFilter North of Wisconsin, Inc. ......................B12 Linda & Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability .......................................................C24 Massage Tent.............................Near Rainbow’s End Midwestern Solutions ........................................ B30 Moonwise Herbs, LLC .......................................... M1 Native Inspirations.............................................. A29 NES Ecological Services......................................... B1 Northern Sun Merchandising ...........X37-39, X45-47 Norwex ............................................................... A26 RedBudSuds........................................................... A2 RJK Enterprises / HybridLights ............................. C21 Roth Sugarbush ................................................... B32 SilverFire Disaster and Recreation Stoves & Cookware, LLC ................................................A9-A10 Smude Oil / Kowalzek Soothing Salves ................ C39 Soap Nut Lady ....................................................... C3 Stevens Point Area Co-op .................................... C25 Sun Ovens International ...................................... X16 TerraCycle ............................................................ B29 The Eco Purse Project ........................................... M9 U Can Click It ......................................................... A5 Upcycled Art ........................................................ A36 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ....... C9

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Exhibitors by category UTILITY

Alliant Energy ................. Clean Transportation Show Dairyland Power Cooperative / Touchstone Energy Cooperatives ........................................... C1-2

WIND

Kettle View Renewable Energy ....... .....................X35 LoTec Windmill Service ........................................ X43

Exhibitors by location EXHIBIT TENT A

A1 ...................................................... Eagle Point Solar A2 ............................................................. RedBudSuds A3 ................................BAYO.S: Solar Heat and Electric A4 ..........................................................Multi Stove Co A5 ............................................................ U Can Click It A6 ................................................. Driftless Folk School A7 ...................................................... Madison College A9-A10 ...... SilverFire Disaster and Recreation Stoves & Cookware, LLC A11 .....................................Accurate-Airtight Exteriors A12 ............................... Exquisite Windows and Doors A13 ............. Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice A14 ...........................................Wisconsin Green Party A17 ........................................................... REV Organic A18 ........................ UWSP, Museum of Natural History A19 ................ College of Letters and Science at UWSP A20 ............................... Healthmate International, LLC A21 .......................................................... Energize, LLC A22 ................................... Mid-State Technical College A23 ..................................................MidNite Solar, Inc. A24 & X26 ............................Next Energy Solution, Inc. A25 & X56-57 ............. Ultimate Outdoor Furnace, LLC A26 ...................................................................Norwex A28 .............................................................. Hennalore A29 ................................................. Native Inspirations A30 .........Energy Fair Evaluations and Program Guides A31 ....................................... Morningstar Corporation A32 ........................ WI State Wood Energy Team / UW A33 ......................Michigan State University Extension A34 .......................................................... 350 Madison 98

NES ECOLOGICAL SERVICES is a natural resource consulting firm with expertise on issues associated with wetlands, native habitat restoration and wildlife. •Ecological Site Assessments •Restoration Plans •Native Seeding & Planting •Prescribed Burns •Invasive Species Control •Maintenance of Prairies, Woodlands & Wetlands •Wetland Delineations & Determinations

www.NESWI.com (920) 499-5789 1250 Centennial Centre Blvd. • Hobart, WI 54155 Serving Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois

A35 .................................................. 350 Stevens Point A36 .......................................................... Upcycled Art A37-38 ........................................................ Free Books A39 ......................... CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center A40 ..........................................Evergreen Credit Union

EXHIBIT TENT B

B1 ............................................ NES Ecological Services B2 .......................................................Conserve School B3 ..................................... Custom Financial Strategies B4 ............................................ Family Farm Defenders B5-6 .............................. Wellspring Renewable Energy B8-10 .................................................. Redshift Energy B11 ....................................... AHT Wisconsin Windows B12 .........................LeafFilter North of Wisconsin, Inc. B13-14 ............................................... Baabaashop, LLC B15 ...................................................Soul of Wisconsin B16 ..................................................... Focus on Energy B17 ................................................Culpitt Roofing, Inc. B18-19 .............................................Solar Time Tracker B20 ..............................................Solar Array Solutions B21 ...............................Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B B22-23 ............................... Sunny Day Earth Solutions B24 .............Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters B25 ..................................................RENEW Wisconsin B26 ..................................................Nature’s Pathways B27-28 ..................................... SunStar Manufacturing


B29 .............................................................. TerraCycle B30 & C10 .................................. Midwestern Solutions B31 ........................................TF Forming Systems, Inc. B32 ......................................................Roth Sugarbush B33 .................................. Backwoods Home Magazine B34 .......................................... Self-Reliance Magazine B35 ........................First Affirmative Financial Network B37 .................. Chequamegon Construction Company B39 ........Energy Fair Evaluations and Program Guides B40 ..........................................Malina Solar Structures

C37 ................................. Solar Training Network (STN) C38 ............................................................ Bare Honey C39 .................. Smude Oil / Kowalzek Soothing Salves C40 ................................................Solid Rock Masonry

OUTDOOR EXHIBITORS

X1 ...........................................................All Sky Energy X2 ........................................................ Inovateus Solar X3 ..........................................................Garden Circles X4-6 ................................. Earth Sense Energy Systems X7-8 .................................Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling EXHIBIT TENT C X9-10 ...................................................... Central Boiler C1-2 .......... Dairyland Power Cooperative / Touchstone X11 ...................................................................... Cutco Energy Cooperatives X12 ............................WaterFurnace International Inc. C3 .......................................................... Soap Nut Lady X13 ....................................... Liberator Rocket Heaters C4 ........................................ Wisconsin Farmers Union X14 ................................................................... Sunrun C5 ..................................... Air Head Composting Toilet X16 ........................................ Sun Ovens International C6 ...............................Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter X17 .........................................GigaWatt, Inc. / SunJack C7 .................................................. Veterans For Peace X18 ........................................... Recycling Connections C9 .......... Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources X19-21 .....................Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc. C10 & B30 .................................. Midwestern Solutions X22-24 .... North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative C11 ...............................................Century Sun Oil, LLC X25 ....................................... Rolls Battery Engineering C12 ............................................................. Nukewatch X26 & A24 ............................Next Energy Solution, Inc. C13 ............NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134 X27 .......................................... Alternative Trends, LLC C14 ...Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin Clean Energy X28 ................................... EJOT Fastening Systems L.P. C15 ................................... Werner Electric, Minnesota X29-30 ..................................................... Kitchen Craft C16 ........................................................... Folsom Labs X31-32 ............................................................. Soligent C17 .... Cicitzens Climate Lobby, Stevens Point Chapter X33 ................................................ Full Spectrum Solar C18 .........Energy Fair Evaluations and Program Guides X34 ...........................................Small Farm Implement C20 ............................................ Grandma Dotties Dips X35 .............................. Kettle View Renewable Energy C21 ............................... RJK Enterprises / HybridLights X36 ................................................................... InStove C22 .............................................. Ice Age Trail Alliance X37-39, X45-47 ...............Northern Sun Merchandising C23 .......................Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture X40 ...................................................... MI Greenhouse C24 Linda & Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and X41-42 ................................................... Practical Solar Sustainability X43 .......................................... LoTec Windmill Service C25 .......................................Stevens Point Area Co-op X45-47, X37-39 ...............Northern Sun Merchandising C26 ................................................................ JETT PHC X48 ......................... Lake Michigan Wind and Sun, Ltd. C27 .....................................................Clean Wisconsin X49-50 ............................OutBack Power Technologies C28 ............................... Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative X51-55 ............ Northeast Wisconsin Technical College C29 ..........Your Whole Baby – Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin X56-57 & A25 ............. Ultimate Outdoor Furnace, LLC C30 .............................. Democratic Party of Wisconsin C31 .................................... Great Lakes Carpentry, Inc. ARTISAN MARKET C32 ...................................Lakeside Advanced Builders M1 ..............................................Moonwise Herbs, LLC C33 ............................... Libertarian Party of Wisconsin M2 ................................................. Liberation Farmers C34 ......................................................KAR Enterprises M3 ............................................... Alice’s Rabbit Whole C35 ................................................................ Urbal Tea M4 Earthen Elements Natural Soap and Bath Products C36 ........................................ PacketFlux Technologies M5 ....................................................... Clary Collection 99


Exhibitors by location M6 .................TunaFisch Fantasies: Art from the Heart M7-8 .................................................White Bison Farm M9 ............................................. The Eco Purse Project M10 ............................................................B&E’s Trees M11 ...................Wholistic Home / The Clever Peasant M12 ............................ Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill M13 ........................................................ Jar Hot Sauce M14-15 ..................................................... Ghana Crazy M16 ................................................... Borealis Holistics

RAINBOW’S END

Massage Tent Tomorrow River Community Charter School

U.S. SOLAR MOUNTS DEMO U.S. Solar Mounts, Corp

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW Clean Transportation Show .............Alliant Energy T1-2 ...........................................Mark Toyota of Plover T3................................................. The Cargo Bike Shop T4................................................... Wisconsin Bike Fed T5.......................................... Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes LLC T6..........................................................Black Box Bikes T7...................................................Honda Motorwerks T8.................................................................ZEF Energy

EDUCATOR TENT

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

FOOD VENDORS

F1-2 .................................................. Kinstone Kitchen F3-4 ............................................ Razor J’s Concessions F5 .................................................. ADIRE/SHAMA, Inc. F6-7 ...............................................Glacetier Ice Cream F8 ....................................................Jamaican Kitchens F9-10 ................................................. Fizzeology Foods

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The Energy Fair Is So Nice We Are Doing it Twice! We can barely contain our excitement about hosting The Energy Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota from September 8-10, 2017. Taking place at the beautiful Harriet Island Park directly across the river from downtown St. Paul, the outdoor event will bring you all of the great education and entertainment as our flagship Fair in Wisconsin. With the passage of the Minnesota Solar Energy Jobs Act in 2013, the Gopher State has established itself as a leader in clean energy development. With 131 companies as part of the supply chain for solar and wind projects and the potential for $6 billion in new investments in clean energy, Minnesota is reaping the benefits of a growing clean energy economy. And, the numbers show it: 250MW of new solar energy was installed in Minnesota in 2016 representing the biggest gains of any Midwest state! Over the past 5 years, the MREA has worked with partners across the state of Minnesota to advance solar energy education and training programs. The Energy Fair will bring all of those partners and programs together to help Minnesota homes, businesses, and communities access resources and networks to advance their clean energy, efficiency, and sustainability goals. We hope to see you there! -Nick Hylla Executive Director, MREA

Free & Open To The Public! Admission to workshops, exhibits, clean transportation show, and family friendly activities is FREE and open to the public! All Access Passes are available to enjoy featured speakers, live entertainment, and solar professional workshops.

100+ Workshops - Presented by topic

experts on subjects ranging from: renewable energy, alternative construction, energy efficiency, sustainable living, urban gardening, community involvement, activism, and more!

80+ Exhibits - Showcasing clean energy

and sustainable living goods and services.

Clean Transportation Show - Check out

a wide range of environmentally friendly means of travel. View the latest in electric vehicles, ride share programs, electric bikes, and learn how to convert your motorcycle or vehicle to run on bio-mass!

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fun-filled weekend of clean energy and sustainable activities!

Get the Full Energy Fair Experience with an All Access Pass: includes keynotes, entertainment, and solar professional workshops!

All Access Passes

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Adult Weekend Pass........$22

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Entertainment Only Evening Pass.....................$10 $10 (after 5p.m.) Entertainment included with day and weekend passes. FREE ALL ACCESS PASSES for: Kids 12 and under / MREA Members Hardcore Volunteers (12+ hours) www.TheEnergyFair.org/volunteer

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Minnesota Energy Fair

Advisory Committee Members MAGGIE KOZAK, Clean Energy Resource Teams

The Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. cleanenergyresourceteams.org

MEGAN VAN LOH, Climate Generation

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. climategen.org

BRITT GANGENESS and JEFF STUHR, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

RAMY SELIM, Sunny Day Earth Solutions

Sunny Day Earth Solutions is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of sustainable living and construction. Our mission is to bring sustainability to a wider audience through education, demonstrations and consultations. sunnydaymn.com

BARBARA PORWIT, Community Board Member

Barbara has attended The Energy Fair since its first year on the Amherst fairgrounds. She was deeply influenced by vegetable gardening and energy efficiency in her Mother Earth News upbringing. She couldn’t be happier that MREA is coming to St. Paul!

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) works to protect and improve the environment and enhance human health. pca.state.mn.us

DOUG SHOEMAKER, Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

MRES is a member-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. mnrenewables.

DANIELLE BUTENHOFF, Neighborhood Energy Connection

The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) is a 30-year-old Saint Paul-based nonprofit organization that provides energy conservation information, services and programs to residents and communities across Minnesota. thenec.org/

Fri., Sept. 8, Solar Professional Day Sat., Sept 9, 9a.m. - 10p.m. Sun., Sept 10, 9a.m. - 5p.m. Harriet Island Park 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55107

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The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Together with partners around the Midwest, we work to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training, and educational events. Like most good things, the idea of the MREA began in the kitchen. After reading a call to action by Richard Perez in Home Power Magazine, a group of friends took to the local farm kitchen and organized The First Annual Energy Fair, to be held at the Amherst, WI fairgrounds in 1990. Despite a rainy forecast the Fair saw tremendous success. Shortly after, the MREA was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with an unwavering mission to “promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. We grew steadily, and in 1999 we moved to our permanent headquarters, the ReNew the Earth Institute, in Custer, Wisconsin. In 2009, we opened a second office in Milwaukee to better serve the urban and suburban areas of southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Then in 2015, we expanded our reach to Minnesota, with a Saint Paul office. We now manage education programs and partnerships throughout the Midwest in an effort to expand the market for renewable energy, making this once ‘alternative’ energy our foremost option. We are a member-supported organization. We appreciate your support.

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DONATE: Financial contributions are a muchappreciated form of support. All donations help us achieve our mission to promote renewable energy and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Not only will you feel good, but your donations are tax deductible, as the MREA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donate today by calling 715-5926595 or visiting midwestrenew.org/donate. VOLUNTEER: Committing your time to the

MREA is a fantastic way to show your support! Volunteers are always welcome to help with many tasks from office work to outdoor facilities projects like Move Some Earth Day. Don’t forget to volunteer for both Energy Fairs: WI and MN! Call our office for more details: 715-592-6595.

JOIN: We love our members! Joining as an

MREA Member is yet another means of support. Join as a Personal and/or Business member, and you’ll receive great perks that include: free enrollment in online, on-demand courses, discounted enrollment for additional courses, discounted merchandise, free admission to The Energy Fair, and more! All membership proceeds help us develop and maintain our educational programs and facilities. Join by calling 715-592-6595 or visiting our website: www.midwestrenew.org.

SECC CAMPAIGN: Investing in environmental

education is now easier than ever. If you’re an employee of the state of Wisconsin you can support your favorite environmental education organizations through the 2017 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). The campaign allows state employees to give to participating charities of their choice through a direct payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card. The Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation (WEEF) is one of twelve umbrella groups in the campaign, and all of its members provide environmental education opportunities in Wisconsin (MREA is a member). If you aren’t a state employee, you can still give. Call WEEF at 715-346-3604 for more information.

PLANNED GIVING: Planned Giving is yet another

meaningful method of support. Bequests, or naming the MREA as a beneficiary in your will or trust document is the most common form of planned giving. This is an opportunity to support what you value beyond your lifetime. For many, a bequest is a means of making a much larger gift than possible while you are still drawing an income from your investments. You may also direct your bequest to our Scholarship Fund. This fund awards scholarships to students who reside in the Midwest and possess a clear goal to make her or his community, environment, or world a better and more sustainable place to live. To learn more, call the MREA at 715-592-6595.

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Join our MREA Street Team and support us by promoting our courses, The Energy Fair, Solar Tour, and everything else that you love about the MREA. Sign up today for your free MREA Street Team Kit! Call 715-592-6595 or email info@midwestrenew.org.

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At the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), we promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration, and — we need your support to achieve our mission. Our success is made possible by the participation, funding, and work of our dedicated members.

Individual & family membership levels

Business membership levels

BASIC

BASIC

$30 - Seniors (65+) and Students $50 - Individual $70 - Family

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BASIC BENEFITS:

• • • • • • • • •

Admission to The WI Energy Fair ($33-$70 value) Admission and All Access Pass to MN Energy Fair Discounted tickets to JB Straubel Keynote (reserved seating), June 17 Discounted tickets to MREA Member Meeting & Pizza Dinner, June 16 Monthly e-newsletter, eReNews Discount on MREA Courses ($20 off each course) Free enrollment in MREA’s online, on-demand intro courses 10% off MREA Marketplace Window decal/bumper sticker, & more!

BASIC BENEFITS: • • • • • • • •

EMPOWERED $80 - Individual, $100 - Family EMPOWERED BENEFITS: • • •

Basic benefits, plus: 1-year subscription to Home Power, Mother Earth News, or Mother Earth Living (up to $25 value) MREA organic cotton T-shirt made in USA, available at The Energy Fair ($20 value)

LIFETIME $500 - Individual, $750 - Family LIFETIME BENEFITS: • • •

Basic benefits, plus: Lifetime admission to The Energy Fair and pre-Fair networking dinner ($50 - $100 value each year) MREA T-shirt for first year, available at The Energy Fair ($20 - $40 value), & More!

Win a One Night Stay at Inn Serendipity! Join or renew as an MREA Member at The Energy Fair Front Gate for a chance to win a one-night stay at Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B in Browntown, WI. www.innserendipity.com.

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Admission for two to The energy Fair ($70 value) Company mention in monthly electronic eReNews, and on social media Exclusive MREA Business Member logo Semiannual newsletter, ReNews Member referrals to inquiry calls Free listing and link on MREA online Business Directory ($125 value) Free enrollment in MREA online, on-demand intro courses for two employees Discount on MREA courses for two employees ($20 off each course) Promotion of your business’s job opportunities on the MREA website, Grow Solar website, in eReNews, and on MREA’s social media platforms. Voting privileges at board elections

PREMIER

$200 - Private

PREMIER BENEFITS: • •

Basic Benefits, plus: Discounted booth rates at The Energy Fair ($100 discount)

GREEN $500 - Private GREEN BENEFITS: • •

Premier Benefits, plus Featured listing on MREA online Business Directory ($75 value)

Join at The Energy Fair Front Gate, sign up online at MidwestRenew.org/join, or call 715-592-6595.


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Jarvis & Danielle Urschel / James Jazdzewski / Christian Jensen / Ralph Jenson / Larry Jilek / Reid Jorgenson Family / Mike Joyce & Jean Krieg Family / Jordan Kaiser & Brianna Cabral Family / Norman & Cynthia Kane Family / Alissa Karl / Bill Kehl / Steve & Katherine Kehl Family / Laura Kiedaisch / David Kinyon Family / Kenneth Kirkpatrick Family / Anna Kissell Family / Christine Klessig / Kirsten Koegel-O’Keane Family / Peter Koenig Family / Stephen Koermer / Dawn Kopecky Family / Brian Kosiak Family / Frances Kramer & Melissa Orlie Family / James Kromm / John Kudick Family / Paul & Jude Kuenn Family / Kathy Kuntz Family / James & Joan Laabs Family / Greta Ladenthin / Chris LaForge / Jennie Lane / Jason Lang Family / Samantha Laskowski Family / Laurel Last Family / Bill Lavelette / Willard Lee / Ed & Angie Lemar Family / Chris Leslie / Chris Lettau / Jay Lettau / Kay Lettau / Philip Livingston / Brian Loeffler Family / Rick Long Family / Kelly Ludwig / Steve Macejkovic / Colleen Macinnis Family / John Maginnis & Angela Baldocchi Family / Katie Mancheski & Dennis Laidlaw Family / Phil Manke / Jennifer Martin / Earl Mason Family / Scott Mathy / Neil Matthes Family / Terry Matthias / Jeff May / Paul Mayou / Steve McConnell / Monica McElroy-Denissen / Kelly McFeeley / Dennis McLaughlin / James Millard Family / Lee Miller / Marcia Miracle / Vinnie & Gina Miresse Family / Mark Morgan / Amos Mortier / Jason Myatt / Patrick & Ingrid Nahm Family / Brandon Naylor / Bob Newbury / Deb Nichols Family / Nancy Nichols & Lisa Cvengros Family / Wes & Jean Noble Family / Alan Nowicki Family / Chamomile & Ben Nusz Family / Carter O’Brien Family / Thomas O’Brien / John O’Donohue / Jibril Odogba Family / Mary Olson / Lawrence Paplham Family / David Parker / Roak & Tehri Parker Family / Tom & Louise Pease Family / Robert Petrusa / James Pfingsten / Kathleen Piper / Bob Pirkel / Daniel Pirlot / Ron Pitt / Sharon Porter Family / Rick Potter / Bob & Marguerite Ramlow Family / Tom Rauk Family / Janet Razbadouski / Krista Reck Family / Gary Reif Family / Douglas Reinemann / John Rendall Family / Rich Rezny Family / Michael Riverun Family / John & Nancy Roberts-Osterberg Family / Brian Roessler / Gary Roessler / Gilbert Rogers Family / John Roppel Family / Mark Ruff / Jan Saecker / Mick & Lynn Sagrillo Family / Jodi & Raymond Schappe Family / Ted Schierer / Kevin Schilling / Richard & Sarah Seibt Family / Susan Shapiro / John Shea Family / Karl Shewmake / Carl Siegrist / Laura Sinclair Family / Sam Skemp Family / Tom Slagoski Family / Perry-O Sliwa Family / Eric Stebbins / Steven Steele / Phil Steffen Family / Mark Stensvold Family / Clay Sterling / Doug Stingle & Jen Knade Family / Ed & Jenna Stoll Family / Heath Stoltz & Jennifer Kieffer-Stoltz / George Stone / Melba Sullivan Family / Susan Swanson / Frieda Synnestvedt / Chris & Kaila Thompson Family / Melvin Timm / Mary Tkach / Dan Uhlenkott Family / Peter Vachuska Family / August Van Art / Vickie Vaughn Family / Greg Veldey / Brad Vifquain / Carl Vogelsang / John Volrath / Mike Wagner Family / Steven Waldron Family / Ray Walter / Denny Wandtke / Nancy Washburn / Dora Wedde / Amiee Wetmore / Charles Wetzel Family / Max Wetzel Family / Mike White / Don Wichert / Timothy Wilhelm / Debby Wilson Family / Karen Wise Family / Bob Wiza Family / David Wokosin Family / Michael Wolf / Thomas Wolos / Niels Wolter / Dave & Cindy Worth Family / Ron Wroblewski Family / Miguel Yanez Barnuevo / Rachael Zola / Bill Zorr Family

Names listed above are lifetime memberships through May 15, 2017. We do our best to keep accurate records and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us with any corrections. If you’re interested in joining the MREA as a Lifetime Member, contact Gina at ginam@midwestrenew.org. SHINE ON! 107


MREA Initiatives

Solar University Network

Grow Solar

Solar University Network partners with universities and utilities to develop ‘shovel ready’ solar project plans. Together with students, faculty, facilities staff, and local utilities, we accelerate solar installations and encourage investment in solar energy. We offer resources for university staff, students, and investors to bring solar to campuses.

MREA Training

MREA’s approved and accredited coursework provides students training for entrylevel solar career opportunities in installation, sales and finance, operations and maintenance, site assessment, project management, and more.

Customized Training

We bring renewable energy training to you. A leader in the renewable energy training field for over 20 years, the MREA provides customized training for businesses, educational institutions, and other groups interested in learning more about renewable energy. MREA’s customized training options include classroom training, hands-on workshops and labs, and online courses. Learn from trained professionals, collect further resources for learning, gain valuable knowledge, and earn Continuing Education Credits in the renewable energy field. Thousands of students have traveled to MREA’s training facilities in Custer, WI, but MREA can also bring the training to you.

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We engage municipalities to help them adopt better practices in permitting, planning, and zoning for solar, offer inspector trainings, and help with public facing outreach and education through programs like Solarize and Group Buy programs.

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Solar Training For Veterans

In the Fall of 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) approved a number of our solar and wind training courses. We can now proudly offer renewable energy training opportunities and benefits to veterans through the use of their GI benefits while training at MREA facilities in Custer and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The following MREA courses held in-person in the state of Wisconsin have been approved: • • • • •

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101) PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201) PV System Design (PV 202) PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301) Wind Turbine Design and Construction (W 306)

The MREA is in the process of getting more courses approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, including course offerings in other Midwest states.


MREA Training

We Offer Online Courses / Hands-on Training Classroom Courses / & Independent Study

MREA Professional Certificate Program

MREA’s Professional Certificate Program prepares students to enter the clean energy workforce through our industry-leading training. MREA’s renewable energy certificates are valuable credentials that establish entrylevel competency in the renewable energy field. These credentials can be attractive to employers looking for talent and serve as benchmarks for achieving other industry credentials including NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). Contact: Adam Mehr, Adamm@midwestrenew.org for more information. We offer Certificates in:

PV Design & Sales

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Solar Training Academy

January - May 2018 Five Weekends Milwaukee, WI Normal, IL Twin Cities, MN The MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that walks students through the PV design and installation process. Students do not need to have any previous experience to join this professional-level solar training program. Upon Academy completion, students qualify to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, an industry standard. The Solar Training Academy provides students with professional networking opportunities, formal classroom training hours needed for industry certifications, and gives graduates a competitive edge in the workplace.

PV Site Assessment Solar Thermal Site Assessment Small Wind Site Assessment

Continuing Education

Many MREA courses are recognized for continuing education credits (CECs) by state licensing agencies, skilled and construction trade associations, and renewable energy credentialing organizations like NABCEP. CECs are offered at no additional cost to course participants. Learn more about our continuing education offerings at midwestrenew.org/ continuing-education MREA Training Coordinator: Jenny Heinzen jennyh@midwestrenew.org 715-592-6595 ext. 108

NABCEP Credentials

The MREA aligns as much of its curriculum as possible with the learning objectives and job task analyses set forth by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP.) NABCEP offers certifications in PV Installation, Solar Heating Installation, and PV Technical Sales. These certifications should not be confused with NABCEP’s Associate Program. The Associate Program is for individuals who want to enter the renewable energy field. Passing the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, the NABCEP Solar Heating Associate Exam, or the NABCEP Small Wind Associate Exam demonstrates the basic understanding of the principles outlined in the appropriate learning objectives.

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MREA Training Schedule

We offer Online Courses / Hands-on Training Classroom Courses / & Independent Study

MREA’s curriculum aligns with industry standards and published task analyses to make sure we give current and aspiring solar professionals the tools they need for certification and real-world success. Photovoltaics (PV) - Solar Electricity Solar Thermal (Hot Water and Space Heating) Small Wind Energy Systems National Electric Code (NEC) Training Online Course Veteran Affairs approved course Visit: www.midwestrenew.org/veterans for more information.

JULY

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.06) Online • July 10 - August 6 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.12) Custer, WI • July 11 • 8-hour in-person classroom course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.10) Custer, WI • July 12 • 8-hour in-person classroom course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV System Design (PV 202.07) Custer, WI • July 13 - 14 • 16-hour in-person classroom course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301.02) Custer, WI • July 17 - 20 • 32-hour hands-on course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI Navigating the NEC (G 110.04) Online • July 17 - August 6 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars • 6 NABCEP CECs

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PV Exam Prep (PV 220.02) Online • July 17 - August 13 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301.02) Custer, WI • July 17 - July 20 • 32-hour hands-on course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.05) Online • July 24 - August 20 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars PV System Design (PV 202.04) Online • July 24 - September 17 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars Introduction to Wind Systems (W 101.02) Online • July 31 - August 27 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

AUGUST

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.07) Online • August 14 - September 10 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

SEPTEMBER

Intro to Tower Climbing and Safety (W 307.02) Custer, WI • September 6 • 8-hour hands-on course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI Wind System Repair and Maintenance (W 401.02) Custer, WI • September 7 - 8 • 16-hour hands-on course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI

NEW! The Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN September 9-10, 2017 with a Solar Professional Pre-Fair Day September 8th! More information at: TheEnergyFair.org


Navigating the NEC (G 110.05) Online • September 11 - October 1 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars • 6 NABCEP CECs PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.06) Online • September 11 - October 8 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.08) Online • September 18 - October 15 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars PV Exam Prep (PV 220.03) Online • September 25 - October 22 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

PV and Solar Thermal Structural Considerations (PV-ST 411.02) Online • October 23 - November 19 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars • 7 NABCEP CECs PV Sales and Finance (PV 203.03) Online • October 30 - December 3 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars • 6 NABCEP CECs

NOVEMBER

PV Exam Prep (PV 220.04) Online • November 20 - December 17 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

PV System Design (PV 202.05) Online • September 25 - November 19 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.08) Online • November 27 - December 22 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

OCTOBER

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.10) Online • November 27 - December 22 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (ST 101.02) Online • October 2 - 29 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.13) Custer, WI • October 3 • 8-hour in-person classroom course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.11) Custer, WI • October 4 • 8-hour in-person classroom course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV System Design (PV 202.08) Custer, WI • October 5 - 6 • 16-hour in-person classroom course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI

Navigating the NEC (G 110.06) Online • November 27 - December 17 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars • 6 NABCEP CECs

For more course offerings and information visit: www.midwestrenew.org/courses or call 715-592-6595 to receive our newsletter and Training Catalog.

PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301.03) Custer, WI • October 9 - 12 • 32-hour hands-on course at the MREA headquarters in Custer, WI PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.07) Online • October 16 - November 12 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.09) Online • October 23 - November 19 • Self-paced with optional weekly webinars

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Shed Some Light! Give us your input on The MREA’s Energy Fair & be entered to win a SunJack Portable Solar Charger! Submit evaluations to the MREA Marketplace, Info Tent, or put into any evaluation box in the workshop tents. Offer suggestions, tell us what you like, and help make The Energy Fair better than ever. Shine On! 1. What is your age? <18 years 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 65+ 2. Where are you from? Zip Code? ________________ 3. Are you an MREA member?

Yes

No

If ‘No’, what is your number one obstacle to gaining membership?

4. Is this your first time attending the Fair?

Yes

No

5. How did you hear about the Fair? (Please check the best source and write specific publications) q q q

Newspaper: ________ Magazine: ________ Website

q q q

Radio: Word of mouth Yard sign

q q q

Pre-Fair Mailer Social Media Email

q q q

Fair Poster Flyer Other:_____

6. What social media platforms do you frequent the most? (Please check all that apply) q Facebook q Pinterest q Twitter q Google Plus q LinkedIn q SnapChat

q q q

Instagram Reddit Other:

7. How would you prefer to access Energy Fair event information? (circle one) Printed Program Guide •

Mobile App

TheEnergyFair.org

Please provide any comments or suggestions to improve how we communicate about the event:

8. What was your primary interest in attending the Fair? (Please check 1-2) q Workshops q Keynote Speakers q Exhibitors q Music / Entertainment q Family Activities q Professional Development q Clean Transportation Show q Other _______________ 9. Are you a homeowner? Yes No 10. Are you interested in installing and/or investing in a renewable energy source on your property? Yes No N.A. • If ‘No’, what is your number one obstacle to renewable energy installation and/or investment?

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11. Which topics are you most interested in? (Please check 1-2) q Alternative Construction & Green Building q Clean Transportation q Community Involvement & Activism q Energy Efficiency & Conservation q Professional Development q Renewable Energy / Solar PV q Sustainable Farm and Garden q Sustainable Living q Other ________________ 12. Are you looking to purchase renewable energy or sustainable living items at The Energy Fair? 13. Annual Income level

Yes

No

N/A N/A

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Less than $25,000 $25,000 to $34,999 $35,000 to $49,999 $50,000 to $74,999 $75,000 to $99,999 $100,000 to $149,999 $150,000 or more

14. If you rode the shuttle, how would you rate your experience: • From Stevens Point Excellent Good • From the Back 40 Campground Excellent Good

Fair Fair

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15. How would you rate the Fair overall? Excellent Good Fair Poor 16. How likely is it that you would recommend The Energy Fair to a friend or family member? Extremely Likely Very Likely Moderately LIkely Not Likely 17. How would you improve the Energy Fair? 18. If you would like to provide a quote for promotional purposes, please write below:

19. The MREA offers online courses, newsletters, and essential renewable energy and sustainable living information year round! Leave your information below to receive important updates from the MREA in the future. Name: Email: Address: Telephone: Please check your areas of interest regarding information from the MREA. q MREA courses and updates q Wind energy q Solar energy q The Annual Energy Fair

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE 29TH ANNUAL ENERGY FAIR, JUNE 15 – 17, 2018 AND HOPE YOU JOIN US AT THE FIRST ENERGY FAIR IN SAINT PAUL, MN SEPT 9-10 WITH A SOLAR PROFESSIONAL DAY SEPT 8!

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2017 Energy Fair Program Guide  

We're celebrating our 28th Annual Energy Fair this June 16-18 in Custer, WI! This issue of our ReNew Publication features everything you nee...

2017 Energy Fair Program Guide  

We're celebrating our 28th Annual Energy Fair this June 16-18 in Custer, WI! This issue of our ReNew Publication features everything you nee...

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