Amazing Energy Facts To Blow Your Mind

| October 7, 2014

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Here are some amazing facts about energy to shock your brain!

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) offers courses, certificates, and trainings that cover a variety of renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, and wind. Every third weekend in June the MREA hosts the largest and longest running energy education event of its kind, The Energy Fair, June 15-17, 2018 in Custer, Wisconsin. Many of the MREA's offerings are accredited through the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for PV Entry Level Exam and Continuing Education Credits.

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The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) offers courses, certificates, and trainings that cover a variety of renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, and wind. Every third weekend in June the MREA hosts the largest and longest running energy education event of its kind, The Energy Fair, June 15-17, 2018 in Custer, Wisconsin. Many of the MREA's offerings are accredited through the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for PV Entry Level Exam and Continuing Education Credits.

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