Energy

Eco Experience will be back at the 2020 State Fair: August 27 – September 7

Communities throughout Minnesota are engaged in clean energy projects. Eleven communities will showcase their clean energy successes at the exhibit designed to look like a small-town movie theater with a marquee, ticket booth, and mini-theater. Rural clean energy opportunities will also be highlighted in a farm-like display highlighting that clean energy production is compatible with agricultural land and communities.

Exhibitor

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy Division provides resources to help Minnesotans make their homes and businesses more energy efficient and install clean energy systems such as solar, wind, and bioenergy.

Partners

  • Clean Energy Resource Teams
  • Xcel Energy
  • Center for Energy and Environment
  • MN Dept. of Commerce
  • City of Saint Cloud
  • Headwaters Regional Development Commission
  • City of Eden Prairie
  • City of Elk River
  • City of St. Anthony Village
  • City of Warren
  • Environmental Quality Board
  • Region Nine Development Commission
  • City of La Crescent
  • City of Eagan

What you can see and do

Play Climate in Jeopardy (adult and kid versions). It’s a fun take on the popular game show Jeopardy, but you won’t have to answer in the form of a question, be timed, or wager any money. You will learn about the many connections between climate and energy use. You will also get your Climate Connections Bingo card stamped as part of a building-wide activity for visitors to earn a valuable prize!

Learn about the different sources of electricity in Minnesota and what terms like “the grid,” “MISO” and “smart homes” mean. You could become a real geek!

Play Climate in Jeopardy, a fun game about a serious topic