7:30am on Tuesday, Nov 13
5pm on Wednesday, Nov 14

2018 Schedule Coming Soon!

MnSEIA is pleased to announce its fifth annual MnSEIA Gateway to Solar Conference.

The Gateway Conference will be held in Minneapolis November 13th and 14th, 2018, at the Hilton near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Look no further: you have found Minnesota’s tried and true, industry-led solar trade group conference that focuses on the state of solar in Minnesota, the region and across the nation.​

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

The Gateway Conference is known for robust and in-depth educational opportunities while providing networking and exhibits in a relaxed, approachable forum. This two-day working conference will bring together solar industry practitioners from all over the country for education, networking and great times.

We are looking to the future! This year’s conference will highlight a new era in Minnesota’s solar explosion, MnSEIA’s plans for continuing to grow Minnesota’s solar market share, and the opportunities and challenges of the current political climate.

Can we count on you to attend or sponsor the Gateway Conference this year?​ A sponsorship commitment earns you extended exposure on the MnSEIA website, our social media platforms and  email communications, and an opportunity to participate in our programming. We are also looking for volunteers! Interested in volunteering?  Fill out this form today.

Every year, installers, financiers, developers, distributors, manufacturers, job trainers, trade unions, utilities and government agencies participate in key topical sessions for our national audience. ​In 2017 we hosted 400+ attendees across more than 30 educational sessions, with 48 sponsors.

Join this tremendous networking, educational, and business-to-business opportunity: walk through the Gateway to Solar with us!  

Lodging is available at the host hotel.  Please use this link, before October 15, 2018.

Contact Jessica Ward-Denison, Conference Coordinator, at or (612) 298-8304 with questions.

We Move MN Solar Forward

2018 Gateway to Solar Conference Sponsors

We are proud to showcase our 2018 MnSEIA Gateway to Solar Conference sponsors below and we thank them for their continued support.

2017 Gateway Awards

Solar Policy Specialist, MN Department of Commerce
Director, University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab
Minnesota State Representative, 57A
Energy Services & Solutions Manager, Werner Electric