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Helena Clean Energy Expo

Join MREA and our partners on October 5th for the 2019 Sun Run and Clean Energy Expo. The Expo will feature presentations on renewable energy, energy efficiency, plus opportunities to engage with renewable energy businesses, advocates, and fellow enthusiasts!

Thank you, Helena! We are thrilled at the turnout for the 2019 Sun Run and Expo, and are already looking forward to next year! A special thank you to Mayor Wilmot Collins for joining us to speak about the importance and urgency of moving Montana forward into a clean energy future. Check back soon for more updates on plans for 2020!

The 2019 Sun Run and Helena Clean Energy Expo is coming to Helena on Saturday, October 5th!

MREA is excited to be partnering with the Sleeping Giant Citizens Council & Helena Vigilante Runners to host the 2019 Sun Run and Clean Energy Expo! MREA will be hosting the Helena Clean Energy Expo at Central School from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 5th. The Expo will include presentations about renewable energy and energy efficiency, plus opportunities to engage with renewable energy businesses, advocates, and enthusiasts. Join us as we build community momentum toward a clean energy future! More information is coming soon.

The Sun Run 5k and 1mi bike/walk is partnering with Helena Public Schools for a solar array on Bryant Elementary. All funds raised are devoted to purchase a solar photovoltaic array for Helena's three new elementary schools: Central, Bryant, and Jim Darcy. Registration is LIVE! Find out more on the Sun Run website.

Mark your calendars for October 5th, and don't forget to RSVP on Facebook!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!




The following groups will be tabling at the event:

  • Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)
  • Bozeman Green Build
  • Carroll College Department of Nursing
  • Clearwater Credit Union
  • Montana Department of Environmental Quality (Montana Energy Office)
  • Montana Environmental Information Center
  • Sierra Club, Montana Chapter
  • Sleeping Giant Citizens Council
  • Solar Montana

Delicious food will be available from the Eat Greekish food truck, set up from 10a to 2p!

Model solar car
Build and race model solar cars!

Presentations and Kids Activities

11:30 am: Keynote address from Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins
Join us to hear from Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins for a keynote address about Renewable Energy and Sustainability in Helena and beyond.

11:45 am: Helena Sustainability and Clean Energy Panel
Immediately following Mayor Collins' address, join experts and advocates from the Helena community for an in-depth discussion of Helena's progress towards sustainability goals, 100% clean energy goals, and more!

12:30 pm: Solar-ease 
Learn about how to go solar, understand financing options, get updates on net metering policy, and more!

1:15 pm: Realities of Community Sited Solar in Helena
Hosted by Sleeping Giant Citizens Council, this panel discussion and Q&A covers the opportunities and barriers to community sited solar in Helena. Learn how you can be involved!

Kids activities will include model solar car building and races! Available all day.

Sponsorships and Tabling Opportunities

Information and registration about sponsoring and/or tabling at the Expo is available HERE.

Discounted rates are available through September 6th.