Interested in renewable energy basics? The MREA offers courses in solar electric (PV),  solar thermal  (ST), and small wind (W) energy systems. Check out  our renewable energy introductory courses: PV 101, ST 101, and/or W 101 in our full list of course offerings here.

Ready to start your career in solar? Take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam after completing, PV 101, PV 201, and PV 202. Read more about our NABCEP approved courses and certification process here


Need advanced training or continuing education? Many of our courses are approved by NABCEP, state licensing agencies, and accredited with IREC. Learn more and check out our continuing education course offerings here

Additional MREA Offerings
  • Solar on Schools - MREA's new initiative dedicated to helping WI K-12 schools procure solar PV. This program includes a grant, a free online course, webinars with topic experts, and a collection of case studies and other resources.[/list-item]
  • Solar for Nonprofits & Schools Cash Grant - MREA is looking to advance high-impact/high-visibility solar installations on schools and non-profit organizations assisting underserved populations. Read for details and restrictions to receive this $2000 cash matching grant.
  • Solar Group Buy - Help your community go solar! This program is designed to increase education of local residents about solar (PV), and lower the cost of solar for residential and small commercial solar PV through a group purchasing program. Check to see if we're hosting a group buy in your area.
  • Solar Corps -  MREA is partnering with four of the WI Technical College System’s leading solar training programs & a network of solar employers & solar-ready communities to advance high-visibility, high-impact solar projects that offer job-site experience to professionals new to the industry
  • MREA Business Membership - learn about the benefits of an MREA business membership including discounted course registrations and free Energy Fair tickets