The MREA works with community partners to offer one-hour seminars, a Solar Power HourSM, and accompanying resources that describe how PV systems work, outline the financial benefits, describe the solar installation process, and identify available financing options. Find all of that information in the Solar Power HourSM Guide.
To further facilitate interest, the MREA maintains a list of Power Pack Installers that meet or exceed our standards for experience, credentialing, and customer relations.
The MREA works with the approved contractors, suppliers, local manufacturers, and local lenders to ensure that homes, businesses, and municipalities have access to regionally manufactured solar products as well as low-interest financing through community banks and credit unions.
In addition to these services, interested home and business owners have access to a limited number of free, solar site assessments conducted by students enrolled in local community college training programs. In order to earn their PV Site Assessment Certificate, students must conduct two customer-ready site assessments with support from MREA Site Assessment Tech Mentors and Recognized Training Providers.