Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
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We are dedicated to making solar energy accessible to communities of all income levels.
Since 2000, our 501(c)(3) organization has accomplished our mission by providing solar energy assistance to low-income families and communities as a sustainable solution to energy poverty. We also have offered internships, hands-on training, and workshops for people of all ages to learn about solar energy as part of our Education and Community Outreach (ECO) program.
Starting in 2014, our design-build program began operating as its own self-standing for-profit corporation, REAL Solar. Since its launch, REAL Solar has maintained a commitment to energy security and environmental stewardship. REAL Solar is now also a partially employee-owned special benefits corporation.
Awards and Recognition
2019 DOE Solar in Your Community Challenge
2018 Energy Globe Award
2018 Brian D. Robertson Memorial Fund Award
2018 Environmental Initiative Award
2015-2018 Top 500 Solar Contractor
2017 Outstanding Service Provider in MN Region 5
2016 Great Energy Challenge Innovator Award
2016 Climate Adaptation Partnership Award
2015 Environmental Initiative Award for Climate & Energy
2013 Minnesota Nonprofit Mission Award for Innovation
2009 Initiative Awards Outstanding Green Venture
2009 Social Entrepreneur's Cup
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