Co-Founder of Tesla to Speak at MREA’s 28th Annual Energy Fair

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) officially announced that Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Tesla JB Straubel will take to The Energy Fair’s main stage at 6 pm on June 17 to deliver his keynote address in celebration of the 28th Annual Energy Fair.

“Advancements in clean energy technology are a bright spot in the U.S. economy, with more people now employed in solar energy than the oil and gas industry,” said Nick Hylla, MREA’s executive director. “Tesla is a global leader in this market and is inspiring the U.S. clean tech industry. JB Straubel is a big part of that success. One of the foremost challenges of growing this industry domestically is workforce development. Having grown up in Wisconsin, JB can be an inspiration to a new generation of innovators and engineers in our region.”

Straubel will be on hand for a Q&A session after his keynote address, and will also drive a solar-powered remote control car in the fair’s wildly competitive Green Mini Demo Derby.

The MREA’s 28th Annual Energy Fair will be held June 16-18, 2017. Featuring more than 200 exhibitors and workshops related to clean energy and sustainable living, The Energy Fair is a place for the public to learn, connect, and empower each other to take action toward a sustainable future. Admission is free to MREA Members. Discounted Energy Fair Tickets go on sale April 1 at