Fair logoJoin us for the 4th Annual Clean Energy Fair!

When: Saturday, September 20, 9:00-4:00
Where: Caras Park, downtown Missoula
Price: Free!

The fair will include an all-day schedule of free workshops led by experts from around state, on topics including solar, wind, electric vehicles, efficiency, and financial incentives.  There will also be a car show featuring electric, hybrid, and biofuel cars, as well as food, drinks, door prizes, and kids’ activities including model solar car races and a bouncy castle. Come one, come all. No pre-registration required.

Workshop Schedule
Check back soon for additional details!

9:00-9:45 am: Conservation and Efficiency (Tent A)

9:00-9:45 am: Ground-Source Heat Pumps (Tent B)

10:00-11:00 am - Solar Electricity Basics (Tent A)

10:00-10:45 am - Alternative Fueled Vehicles (Tent B)

11:00-11:45 am - Advanced Solar Electricity (Tent B)

11:00-11:45 am - Financing and Incentives (Tent B)

12:00 noon - Keynote Speaker: Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen

1:30-2:15 pm - Batteries and Controllers (Tent A)

1:30-2:15 pm - Renewable Energy Policy (Tent B)

1:30-2:15 pm - Guided walking tour to Park Place parking structure, home of the largest solar electric system in Montana (Meet at MREA booth)

2:15 pm - Drawing for door prizes and raffle

2:30-3:30 pm - Solar Hot Water Basics (Tent A)

2:30-3:30 pm - Small Wind Basics (Tent B)

3:30-4:00 pm - Advanced Solar Hot Water (Tent A)

3:30-4:00 pm - Advanced Small Wind (Tent B)

Information for Exhibitors, Vendors, and Sponsors

NEW! Registration is now open for clean energy business exhibitors, auto dealers, food/beverage vendors, and sponsors. Download the registration form below for details. The registration form may be submitted by mail or email (see instructions on the form). Exhibitors and vendors may pay by mailing a check or by choosing the appropriate electronic payment option below.

Registration Form for Exhibitors, Vendors, and Sponsors

Electronic Payment
To pay electronically, choose the appropriate option below.  Please note that if you choose to pay electronically, you must also download and complete the registration form above. 

Exhibitor/Vendor Type

Not an MREA member?  Join now to get the member discount for fair exhibitors/vendors!  Click here for details.

 Questions?  Contact Diana Maneta at (406) 214-9405 or dmaneta@montanarenewables.org.


Thank you to all who participated in last year's Clean Energy Fair!  Here are a few photos from the day.

The 2013 Clean Energy Fair was held on July 20, 2013 in on the grounds of the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte. Photo credits: Ken Herrly and Matt Hannon.

solar misters

It was a warm, sunny day, and it felt great to cool off under the solar-powered misters.  Here, volunteers set up the misting system in the morning.

Governor Bullock at the Clean Energy Fair

We were thrilled to have Governor Steve Bullock as our keynote speaker.  Here, the Governor chats with fair exhibitor Dan Kenworthy, owner of Kenworthy Electric of Sheridan, Montana.

Workshop tent

One of the highlights of the fair was a series of 14 educational workshops on everything from solar electricity to small wind turbines to off-grid living.  Some workshops took place in this outdoor tent.


The audience in one of the tents.

High five

Fair Coordinator Chris Borton (left) congratulates the winner of the grand door prize: a solar electric kit valued at $900!

Door prize winner

Dan Weldon (center), winner of the solar electric kit, with Fair Coordinator Chris Borton, MREA Executive Director Diana Maneta, and two young assistants.

Power cube

One of the exhibitors at the fair: Remote Power Systems of Stevensville, Montana.


Fair exhibitors Enphase Energy of California and Solstice Energy Systems of Bozeman, Montana.


The Red Mountain Band was one of six musical groups that performed at the fair.

kids activities

Several activities were offered for kids, including model solar cars, a bouncy castle, solar ovens, and crafts made from recycled materials.

Solar ovens

Kids made solar ovens using pizza boxes and aluminum foil.

solar car races

Kids constructed solar model cars, and then raced them!


Sponsors of the 2013 Clean Energy Fair


 DEQ logo    MTPR logo

Butte-Silver Bow logo       Sage Mountain Center logo     NCAT logo



CED logo  Toyota logo


ClearSky Climate Solutions logo     Oasis Montana logo

Onsite Energy logo      Good Food Store logo

  AERO logo     Renewable Energy Management logo  Moodie Implement

Kenworthy Electric logo  Solstice Energy Systems logo  Insty Prints logo 

Independent Power Systems logo  Sunelco logo 

Winpower West logo


Click here to see photos from the 2012 Renewable Energy Fair