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MnSEIA is pleased to announce its seventh annual MnSEIA Gateway to Solar Conference: we look forward to seeing you there!  

The Gateway Conference will be held October 12 & 13, 2020
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis




2019 Gateway Information

Look no further: you have found Minnesota’s tried and true, industry-led solar trade group conference that focuses on growing the solar industry in Minnesota.

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.

Every year, installers, financiers, developers, distributors, manufacturers, job trainers, trade unions, utilities and government agencies participate in key topical sessions for our national audience.

Interested in sponsoring this event? 

Sponsoring the Gateway Conference will put you in front of the biggest names in Minnesota and national solar. It will be a tremendous business-to-business opportunity. This is your chance to promote new products and programs, while expanding your market share in a state that is poised to continue bursting with solar deployment. Your company or organization should be a part of the Gateway Conference. 

We offer a wide variety of sponsorship packages, so you can get involved at a level that suits your company. Contact with questions. 

Join MnSEIA and IPS at Brit's Pub for Networking and Pub Quiz on Nicollet Mall the first evening of our conference.  

We Move MN Solar Forward

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Gateway conference logo with orange arch and sunrays, blue solar panel walkway through it

Hotel Information

Located on Nicollet Mall in the heart of the downtown business district, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provides spectacular views of the city skyline, skyway connection to Minneapolis Convention Center, and convenient access to the light rail system.  

MREA is offering 3 Nabcep Courses at the Gateway to Solar Conference, these are free with your registration! When you register, simply choose the offering you'd like to attend.

1. Inspecting PV Systems (Day 1, 2 hours)

2. PV System Operations & Maintenance (Day 2, 1 hour)

3. Battery-Based PV System Design (Day 2, 1 hour)

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2019 Gateway to Solar Conference Sponsors

We are proud to showcase our 2019 MnSEIA Gateway to Solar Conference sponsors below and we thank them for their continued support.