Powered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Grow Solar is a coordinated effort among Midwest organizations and municipalities to build an open and advantageous solar market that provides long-term benefits to communities.

Solar Assistance for Institutions

Technical Assistance for universities, cities, hospitals, and schools

With more than two decades of experience in solar energy projects, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is now offering technical assistance to help institutions develop highest value, lowest cost solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

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Solar Toolkits

Resources for local governments and communities

Our solar toolkits are a set of resources to assist city, county, community and electric utility leaders in the implementation of solar program best practices. They provide information to navigate permitting, planning, and zoning in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

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Why Solar Group Buy?

The purpose of a group buy (also known as a Solarize program) is to increase education of local residents about solar photovoltaics (PV), and increase market penetration of residential and small commercial solar PV through a group purchasing program.