Midwest Renewable Energy Association
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 fairgrounds in Amherst, Wisconsin in 1990.
Soon after the MREA was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
We grew steadily, and in 1999 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.
The MREA now manages education programs and partnerships through the Midwest in an effort to expand the market for renewable energy, making this once 'alternative' energy our foremost option. The MREA is a member-supported organization.