About:

Who We Are: Young Professionals in Clean Energy is a networking group for young professionals working in the clean energy industry in Minnesota. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, our community is here to support your journey within the clean energy industry. This group is open to everyone, regardless of whether your company is a MnSEIA member. Job seekers are welcome to attend! Join the Young Professional's email list here for event reminders and group updates. 

Our Mission: To become the top networking group for young clean energy professionals in Minnesota, while fostering the growth of the next-generation workforce in the state's solar + energy storage industry.

Meeting Schedule: The group meets on months when there is not a MnSEIA hosted event, rotating between networking events and professional development opportunities (like guest speakers and tours). 

Become More Involved: MnSEIA members are invited to join the Young Professionals Committee, which organizes and manages the Young Professionals in Clean Energy group. The committee plans events, recruits new members, makes connections, and steers the Groups' strategy. Contact Megan Holz if you're interested in joining the committee or for more information. We always need more people to participate!

Upcoming Meetings:

June 

Meeting Type: Networking 

When: June 26th 

Where: Top Golf


July 

Meeting Type: Professional Development, Solar Garden Tour

When: TBD

Where: TBD


September 

Meeting Type: Networking 

When: TBD

Where: TBD


November 

Meeting Type: Professional Development, EVS

When: TBD

Where: TBD


December 

Meeting Type: Community Involvement  

When: TBD

Where: TBD


Additional meeting information coming soon. Stay up-to-date on future events by joining the email list!

January Networking Event

Over 40 Young Professionals came to our first event in January! Attendees came from a variety of companies including All Energy Solar, Clean Grid Alliance, Wolf River Electric, Kimley Horn, EVS Engineering, New Energy Equity, and much more. A wide range of job titles and experience levels were represented as well. The group enjoyed pizza, drinks, and fun games of whirlyball in a casual networking environment. 

February Professional Development Event

The Young Professionals in Clean Energy February event was held at Van Meter in Cottage Grove. Cynthia Bennett gave an insightful presentation on Minnesota's solar industry history, attendees had the opportunity to gain a valuable glimpse into the industry's evolution, enriching their career knowledge. The event brought together a diverse group of young professionals, fostering connections and collaboration across experience levels. Thank you to all who made this event possible, and stay tuned for upcoming event opportunities!

March Community Involvement Event

In March, at Summit Academy in Minneapolis, MnSEIA's Young Professionals in Clean Energy collaborated with Summit Academy OIC to engage with graduating electrical apprentices about promising career avenues in solar and storage technologies. Representatives from Wolf River Electric and iDEAL Energies shared invaluable insights into career trajectories, company ethos, and opportunities within Minnesota's clean energy industry.

April Professional Development Event

In April, the Young Professionals in Clean Energy gathered at Greentech Renewables for a valuable professional development opportunity. Steve Sander shared his experiences with the rapidly advancing solar industry technology and offered tips for adaptation for young professionals. The event concluded with a tour of Greentech's facility, providing attendees with a firsthand look at a distributor's daily operations.

January Event Highlight Video

Created by Storysage Productions

February Event Highlight Video

Created by Storysage Productions

Megan Holz headshot, MnSEIA

 

      

     

      Questions? Contact Megan Holz at mholz@mnseia.org.

Photos from past events