Sponsorship helps make The Energy Fair the largest and longest running event of its kind in the nation. Because of sponsor support, we’re able to keep admission rates low and attract over 13,000 sustainability-minded people.
Alliant Energy Corporation is a Midwest U.S. energy company primarily engaged in electric generation and the distribution of electricity and natural gas. Our mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service that our customers and communities count on safety, efficiently, and responsibly.
Published bi-monthly since 1987, Home Power is the premiere information resource for renewable energy and sustainable living technologies. Fun fact, after reading a call to action in Home Power magazine, a group of friends organized the first annual Energy Fair and here we are 28 years later! Find Home Power magazines next to Energy Fair Program Guides near Front Gate.
The mission of the Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP) is to create and operate a marketing cooperative that promotes regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products.
The Solar Training Network’s goal is to develop a dedicated solar employment pipeline to help meet the workforce needs of the burgeoning solar industry. The program’s new online solar career networking platform (www.SolarTrainingUSA.org) is free to access and designed to facilitate stronger connections between solar job seekers, solar employers, and solar training providers to ensure a highly skilled and diverse solar workforce. We encourage any interested parties to register today.
Energy Fair Booth C1 to C2 – Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 25 member distribution cooperatives in four states (WI, MN, IA, IL). In turn, these Touchstone Energy Cooperatives meet the electricity needs of more than half a million people. Dairyland’s renewable generation resources include hydro, wind, landfill gas, biomass, animal waste, and solar.
NWRE is central Wisconsin’s most trusted renewable energy solution provider, specializing in the design and installation of solar energy systems and high efficiency wood boiler systems. All told, the North Wind team brings over 75 years of in-house experience in design, installation, assessment, project management, consulting and service.
We are a full service solar electrical contractor providing grid-tied, standalone, and a wide variety of solar electric systems in WI. I personally have 37 years of experience in this field. We are also a factory authorized service center for Schneider Electric inverters.
Soligent Distribution, a subsidiary of Soligent Holdings, Inc., is the largest solar distributor in the Americas, supplying thousands of solar installers and contractors with solar energy equipment, engineering services, and project financing solutions. Soligent has been a pioneer in the solar industry for decades and continues to drive the market forward with innovative solutions ranging from materials management to project financing.
A Wisconsin distributor since 1948, we have a clean energy division and currently have three product managers on staff who focus on the full turnkey operation of selling, installing, and supporting wind and solar energy products. We also sell energy efficient motors and lighting, pneumatics, safety, automation, and electrical equipment.
Delivers on solution, supply, and support to be our customers’ competitive advantage. Provide customers with premier products and services serving multiple markets: renewable energy, commercial, contractor, industrial, OEM, institutional, and system integrator. Established in 1920, serves Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin. We are staffed with NABCEP certified specialists to meet our customers’ needs.
WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 51 consumer-owned electric utilities. Through WPPI Energy, these public power utilities share resources and own generation facilities to provide reliable, affordable electricity to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Iowa.
A semester school for high school juniors and advanced sophomores focused on environmental stewardship and outdoor education. Scholarships are offered to all qualified students interested in an experiential curriculum immersed in environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation, while still continuing their required academic studies.
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Fronius USA, headquartered in Portage, IN, builds solar solutions built to last. Their catalog ranges from residential to commercial string inverters up to 24kW paired with Rapid Shutdown requirements, Fronius Smart Meter feed-in management capabilities, free life time online monitoring capabilities and much more. With a vision of 24 hours of sun their innovations are helping build a brighter future.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America. Raising industry standards and promoting consumer confidence, NABCEP is known as the “gold standard” for PV and Solar Heating Installation and PV Technical Sales Certifications.
In 1900 NECA Chicago & IBEW Local 134 formed a cooperative effort between Labor and Management to meet all electrical construction needs for customers. We are a community of qualified contractors employing highly trained union electricians in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. We are your complete energy solutions provider.
Offbeat Press is a premium apparel screen-printing shop and creative design office working with hundreds of green businesses and organizations. Offbeat Press is a leader in eco-friendly water-based screen printing specializing in better shirts, better inks, and better people.
Quick Mount PV is the industry standard for 100% code-compliant, watertight solar roof mounts. The company pioneered roofing industry best practices in the solar industry and provides ongoing training and support to installers. Quick Mount PV offers mounts for comp/asphalt shingle, curved and flat tile, and low slope roofs. All products are made in the USA.
Seventhwave delivers trusted expertise for bold energy leadership. Seventhwave advances powerful strategies for real energy impacts through engineering, education, and research.
SunJack® is a portable solar panel that rapidly charges and powers any USB device with up to 5V/2A of current. Each SunJack® comes complete with a lithium-polymer battery that provides USB power under conditions with little or no sunlight.
Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, now serving Wisconsin! Sunrun helps homeowners get solar energy that is perfect for their home and lifestyle, simply and quickly. Learn more at sunrun.com.
Energy Fair U.S. Solar Mounts Demo – Heavy Duty Solar Mount. U.S. Solar Mounts is owned and operated by solar installers. They design and install their own solar racking systems to ensure quality for the customer and to decrease the amount of time required for each install.
URE provides quality solar and wind renewable energy systems as well as energy efficient lighting. We offer straightforward, comprehensive and affordable solutions to residential and business customers. URE is a licensed Electrical Contractor with an in-house Master Electrician, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, and Site Assessors.
For 100 years, Wisconsin Public Radio has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, music, talk and entertainment. On air, online and in the community, we work for Wisconsin. Listen, learn more and donate at wpr.org. WPR is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Arch Electric is commonly recognized throughout the Midwest as a leader in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency industry. The company’s accomplishments and employees’ credentials are only possible because of our great customers.
Control your heating costs with a Central Boiler outdoor furnace. Central Boiler, North America’s largest manufacturer of outdoor furnaces. Models include the E-Classic, Classic Edge and Classic outdoor wood furnaces and the Maxim outdoor pellet furnaces.
Established in 1929, Charnecke Tents, Inc. is a tent manufacturing and rental company. We understand the needs of the rental business and your customers.
Current Electric is licensed, insured, bonded, and a NABCEP certified solar installer with over a decade of solar energy installation experience. We have completed hundreds of solar installations over the past decade for a variety of customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, churches, educational, agriculture, and non-profit.
The solar industry is filled with smart system designers who have been forced to spend too much time compensating for hard-to-use design and performance modeling tools. Our mission is to provide the tools these engineers need to work faster, enabling them to deploy more projects at a lower cost. Folsom Labs develops HelioScope, an advanced PV system design tool that integrates system layout and performance modeling to simplify the process of engineering and selling solar projects.
Design and construction of high performance homes. Specializing in passive solar design, sustainable materials, and superior craftsmanship. Installation and design of Masonry Heaters.
Inovateus Solar delivers high-quality, personalized solar development, EPC, and solar supply services. As a solar developer, EPC ,and product supplier, Inovateus Solar has partnered with some of the top module, inverter, and balance of system manufacturers for the highest quality, most reliable solar parts on the market. We procure the best solar components and systems for our own utility, commercial, industrial, and other large-scale projects as well as the residential installers that we support through our supply business.
We are a family-scale enterprise situated near the scenic Kickapoo River in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin. In our search for the perfect roast, we team up with small-scale farmers who share our vision for quality. As these partnerships deepen over time, our farmer partners earn additional income while our coffees get sweeter and more delicious.
Nature’s Pathways Magazine is a community-based monthly print and online magazine with a circulation of 15,000+ distributed at over 430 locations in Northeast Wisconsin that connects readers to local businesses. We provide relevant information on sustainability, green living, healthy recipes, personal wellness and more.
OutBack Power technologies is the premier designer, developer and seller of off-grid and grid hybrid power electronics and balance of system components, for renewable energy and other power systems. Known for Grid/Hybrid systems (both off-grid independence and grid-tied savings) and for developing industry-renowned technologies, OutBack Power has decades of pioneering experience perfecting industry-standard innovations including pure-sine wave inverters and maximum power-point tracking (MPPT) charge controllers.
Panasonic a leader in consumer electronics, business solutions and industrial components has been in the solar business for 40 years, providing high efficiency and high quality solar panels HIT® for 20 years. With so many years of experience, Panasonic’s corporate goal is to provide durable, efficient and high performance products to its customers.
Raw Rev spreads mindful, healthy eating. The power is in the ingredients; fruits, nuts, and seeds infused with raw superfoods. You deserve a delicious and uplifting eating experience that lets you feel your best. Empower yourself. Embrace your revolution. Our commitment to using only organic ingredients means that the consumer, farmers, and land are not exposed to toxic chemicals or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)…the food remains as nature intended for maximum nutritional value.
Energy Fair Booth C6 – The Sierra Club is an advocacy organization that supports large-scale and small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency. Our display will contain educational materials about distributed renewable energy in Wisconsin.
Colectivo Coffee has been hand roasting its Session Coffees™ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for more than 20 years, under the careful guidance of the company’s three original owners. Since 1993, we at Colectivo have maintained our commitment to creating unique retail environments, providing strong community support, and minimizing our environmental footprint. We value creativity, innovation, and craftsmanship, and are proud to provide remarkable experiences through our people and with our products.
Our company continually educates customers on basic septic system maintenance and how to avoid costly repairs and potentially unsafe septic failures.
Emy J’s Cafe uses the finest and most locally produced ingredients we can find to create a unique blend of menu items. We roast all Fair Trade or Organic Coffees on site. Our Ice Cream is made in Madison Wisconsin by Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Our Smoothies are made with all real fruit, yogurt and locally produced honey. We use solar power to offset our energy usage.
Madison College remains a leader in renewable energy training by offering certificates in Renewable Energy, Wind Energy and Photovoltaic Solar training. The college’s Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE)Support Center is funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the field of renewable energy by supporting two–year college renewable energy programs nation-wide. Madison College has an active student body advancing sustainability and renewable energy at the grass roots level through the Sustainability Council of Madison College.
Milwaukee Shines, the City of Milwaukee’s solar program, works to expand solar energy use through a comprehensive, citywide approach. Milwaukee Shines helps create cleaner air for our community and helps reduce energy costs for the City and the community at large. Milwaukee Shines is a project of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, and partners with community partners to build a clean energy future. Past projects have been funded through the U.S. Department of Energy Solar America Communities and SunShot programs.
PACE Wisconsin provides a uniform, statewide approach to implementation—managing program guidelines, project qualification, and general program oversight. PACE Wisconsin helps communities improve the market for investment in your community, lower operating costs, raise the value of the property, and use energy wisely to achieve sustainability goals.
Peace Coffee is on a mission to craft a delicious coffee experience in collaboration with communities around the globe. We strive to make the world a better place one cup at a time and have fun while doing it! Proudly roasting, pedaling & brewing outstanding fair trade & organic coffee from the heart of Minneapolis since 1996.
Our quest for great coffee led us to develop our own precision roasting processes. A strict adherence to exceptional bean selection, high quality standards, and freshness has helped us to be considered among the industry’s top specialty coffee roasters, and our coffees frequently receive national recognition. To ensure that you only experience the freshest possible coffee, Steep & Brew delivers your coffee with our own trucks and drivers, direct to your grocery store, within days of roasting.
Tapuat is committed to the synergistic power of local, small-scale, responsible production and commerce in order to better our lives, our communities, and Mother Earth. We are passionate about making products that assist people on their path through life’s labyrinth. We enjoy creating a broad spectrum of craft-beverages for health-conscious consumers of all ages and palates.
With a focus on interdisciplinary and hands-on work, UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources is regarded as a leading undergraduate natural resource program. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education provides leadership and resources to advance education for sustainable human and natural communities.
Based in forward-thinking Madison, Wisconsin, WECC is a national leader in the design and implementation of innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. WECC partners with utilities, local and state governments, regulatory agencies, and other organizations to provide cost-effective solutions that help both consumers and businesses save energy and money. Founded in 1980, with over 35 years of experience pioneering energy efficiency, WECC is an established and trusted trailblazer in the industry.
Founded in 1954, The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s largest and most established community of solar professionals and enthusiasts dedicated to enabling a 100% renewable energy society in the United States.
High-Speed Fiber Optic Internet and the hometown touch are our calling cards. You might recognize us as the Internet Company in Amherst with the solar array on our roof. We have had a blast keeping up with the times, which is why we are the most prominent Internet, Telephone & TV provider in Eastern Portage County. The magic ingredient? -We listen to our customers. And having the fastest affordable internet around sure helps.
The Central Rivers Farmshed, Inc (known to most as Farmshed) represents all aspects of the food system whose members are committed to making Central Wisconsin a renowned, local food community. Farmshed is made up of people who care about local food, the environment, and community. They share concerns about the current food system, are willing to take action, are motivated to change the way we relate to our food, and are working hard to connect the dots so that everyone knows where their food comes from.
Currently, Central Waters Brewing Company services over 200 retail locations in Central Wisconsin, and has expanded its product line to include 18 beer styles. CWBC continues to build the solid reputation of producing the finest quality beers in Central Wisconsin.
Co-sponsor of The Energy Fair Breastfeeding Tent – CWHF is a diverse group of holistic moms, dads, children, and others from throughout Central Wisconsin and welcomes all area individuals with an interest in holistic health and green living.
As an independent community bank, we are owned and operated by people from the community . . . you can find them in church, in the grocery store, and at the PTO meeting. Our employees are active in our community and volunteer time for local organizations, events, and fundraisers. Since we were founded in 1893, we’ve had the same name, we’ve been at the same location, and we’ve continued to use the same guiding principles when making business decisions.
We are a small dealership in Central Wisconsin carrying Polaris, Toro and the Husqvarna family of brands. Although we concentrate on the brands we sell, we do service and have access to parts for other brands. Check out our demo unit being driven by MREA staff at this year’s Energy Fair!
Midwest Energy News, launched in 2010, is a non-profit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place as the Midwest shifts from fossil fuels to a clean energy system.
Each month Natural Awakenings magazines across the country take a practical look at the latest natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living.
Co-sponsor of The Energy Fair Breastfeeding Tent – The PCBF Coalition promotes and supports breastfeeding. If you are a mom or family member in need of guidance or support, or a business who would like to better serve your employees, please contact the PCBFC.
From its “cozy” first conference in 2005 with only 42 participants, the Small Wind Conference has grown into an internationally recognized and highly regarded networking opportunity for everyone who’s anyone in small wind. Manufacturers, installers, distributors, site assessors, policy makers, advocates, educators, and other wind energy professionals attend the conference to keep up to date on the industry, improve their knowledge, and share their experiences.
The Progressive magazine is a voice for peace, social justice, and the common good. It stands against militarism and the concentration of power in corporate hands, championing grassroots democracy, peace, social and economic justice, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy. Its bedrock values are nonviolence and freedom of speech.
Students will be prepared to become stewards of the earth, graduating with the skills to create and change the world around them. TRCCS’s curriculum is inspired by Waldorf and Environmental education and offers a collaborative and non-competitive learning environment that integrates the arts and offers hands-on experiences for Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Wisconsin Farmers Union is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and consumers through education, cooperation, and civic engagement. WFU’s Kamp Kenwood, on the shores of Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, offers summer camps focused on cooperation, leadership, civic engagement, and sustainability.