The Home Energy exhibit at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair has been warmly received by fairgoers over the first several days of the Fair. The exhibit, located at the Eco Experience on the north end of the fairgrounds, includes educational displays to demonstrate many ways homeowners can improve the efficiency, comfort, safety, and sustainability of their homes.
From basic energy assessments and energy conservation measures to exploring clean energy projects, the Home Energy exhibit offers engaging displays for kids and adults alike.
Renewable energy is prominently featured, with several displays dedicated to solar and wind energy. The solar energy area is a partnership with the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society and includes four new displays:
The wind energy area is a partnership with Windustry and showcases two new displays:
For the second straight year, the Home Energy exhibit is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources in collaboration with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The exhibit is a partnership of state agencies, utilities, retailers, neighborhood energy groups, nonprofits, trade organizations, finance agencies, and more. The group has the shared goal of educating the public about effective approaches to energy improvement.