Miss the Gateway to Solar conference? You can buy access to the over 25 hours of recorded sessions and keynotes here!

The Gateway Conference is a two-day working event that brings together solar practitioners from across the country. Every year, installers, financiers, engineers, developers, distributors, manufacturers, non-profits, job trainers, trade unions, utilities, and government agencies gather to connect, make business deals, and learn about the future of Minnesota solar.

Even though the Gateway Conference will be virtual this year because of COVID-19 concerns, we will still have 2 days of high-quality educational sessions with speakers from around the country, NABCEP credit opportunities, and more that will be offered live and on-demand to view after the conference.

View the 2-Day schedule 

Proceeds from the Gateway Conference support MnSEIA’s regulatory and policy efforts that enhance the growth of solar across the state.

If you are a student or recently unemployed due to COVID-19, please email conference@mnseia.org for information on reduced ticket prices. 

Register today!

Registrants: Access the conference here

MnSEIA Gateway to Solar educational topics

Interested in sponsoring?

We offer a wide variety of sponsorship packages, so you can get involved at a level that best suits your company. Review the sponsorship packet and sign up today! Contact conference@mnseia.org with questions.

New this year: Build-Your-Own Sponsorship opportunities! 

When selecting your sponsorship level, choose to add-on additional benefits such as speaking opportunities, company commericals, sponsoring a session, and more. Or, create your own sponsorship package with the benefits available to create the ideal mix of benefits for your company. View the sponsorship packet to see the full list of sponsor packets and add-on benefits. NOTE: If you choose to create a stand-alone sponsorship package from scratch, please also select "Build Your Own: Base Level Logo Placement" for $200. All sponsors are displayed on our website, app, social media, and programming so this is a required basic fee.

Become a sponsor


Check out our first annual silent auction!

MnSEIA is having our first ever virtual silent auction! We are accepting item donations from now until bidding opens on September 28th. Bidding will close at 6:30PM CT on October 12th and winners will be announced the next day. Proceeds will benefit MnSEIA and our partners: MREA, MNIPL, and Jamez Staples' Minneapolis Regional Apprenticeship Training Center.

Check out the items and donate something today!

View the Silent auction

2020 Gateway Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors! Interested in sponsoring? Visit our registration page to sign up!

2020 Gateway Non-Profit Partners

Gateway to Solar Silent Auction Sponsors

Thank you to the companies who have donated to our first Gateway to Solar Silent Auction! We are accepting donations until bidding opens on September 28th. Donate today!

2020 Gateway Media Partners

Regarding COVID-19:

MnSEIA has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and what the CDC recommends for large group gatherings. Due to the possibility of a second wave this fall, we have determined it’s best for the health of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and communities to move to an online event. We are confident we can still provide the same high-quality level of educational content with two days of speakers, panels, and presentations, as well as virtual networking opportunities. 

We will also ensure sponsors still receive exposure to clients and customers with new and creative benefits. We have prepared a virtual Gateway to Solar sponsorship packet so you can what your sponsorship will look like in an online event. We think the benefits you will receive with a virtual event would still give your company exposure to clients and customers, just in a different way.