MFU Renewable Energy Working Sessions
MFU will be hosting five Renewable Energy Working Sessions around the state in 2018 to hear what members think about renewable energy and also learn how we can better format this program for your needs. These will be one-day events, held across the state and will also feature speakers on renewable energy, legislators, and MFU staff.
The 2018 Renewable Energy Working Sessions will be held July 16-18 and 23-24. The format for each session is as follows:
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration – coffee and snacks available
9 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Programming
10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. – noon Programming
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Site tours – wind and solar
MFU has a 36 kW solar system installed on the office roof in St. Paul. We are offsetting our energy usage with the solar panels and also are at times selling energy back to Xcel Energy.
MFU Solar Field Days
Minnesota Farmers Union hosts Solar and Wind Field Days as part of the Renewable Energy Program on farms throughout Minnesota. At these events we invite the farmer to talk about their experience with distributed generation, the installer to talk more about the project, as well as local renewable energy professionals. These events are open to the public and we try to feature different types of systems for members to learn more about all the different options with solar or wind.
If you have distributed generation on your house or farm and would like to host a field day, please contact MFU Renewable Energy Director Michelle Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org. MFU will organize the event, send out postcards, promote the event and bring all materials necessary.
Minnesota Farmers Union
305 Roselawn Ave. E. Ste. 200
St. Paul, MN 55117
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.