Thank you for making the 2012 Montana Renewable Energy Fair a success!
The 2012 Montana Renewable Energy Fair was held July 21 on the grounds of the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte. Check out some photos of the event below (credit for all photos: Ben Reed).
Montana renewable energy businesses were on hand to talk to the public about their options.
More renewable energy businesses.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality shared information about financial incentives for renewable energy.
MREA board member Henry Dykema (right) at the MREA booth.
MREA President Conor Darby (yellow shirt) explains the workings of MREA's renewable energy demonstration trailer.
The bouncy castle was a big hit with the kids.
When they weren't busy in the bouncy castle, kids had the chance to construct solar model cars, solar ovens, and recycled glass coasters.
Here, kids construct solar model cars, which they raced later in the day.
A solar car under construction.
River Rose performs under the tent.
North American Indian Alliance dancers ready to perform.
Learning about solar water heating.
The fair featured one of Montana's first-ever alternative fuel car shows! Here, all-electric ZAP cars on display.
Hybrid vehicles on display as part of the alternative fuel car show.
Checking out one of the hybrids.
Enjoying Public Service Commissioner John Vincent's keynote address.
Volunteers kept the fair running smoothly...and had a great time!
The fair would not have been possible without our sponsors!