The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) is an experienced manufacturing, contracting, research and advocacy organization housed at the Hunt Utilities Group sustainable research campus in Pine River, MN. RREAL was founded in 2000 by Jason Edens, a high school teacher with a keen interest in solar technologies and a vision for a better way to help struggling families through the winter. After writing his master's thesis on the role of solar technologies in meeting the basic needs of low-income families, Jason founded RREAL as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of making solar power accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
After a decade of experience installing residential and commercial solar systems of all sizes and types across the country and developing and manufacturing cutting edge solar technologies, RREAL is a proven leader in the solar arena.
Solar Design & Build
RREAL is a licensed and NABCEP certified installer for all solar energy systems. RREAL designs and installs solar electric systems, solar hot water systems, and solar air heating systems for both residential and commercial sector clients. RREAL has experience installing >150 solar systems of all types and sizes. All proceeds support Solar Assistance.
RREAL delivers solar air heat to low-income families on energy assistance (LIHEAP) as a lasting solution to fuel poverty. Solar Assistance fosters ecological health, social equity, and self-reliance while providing families with decades of renewable, domestic energy.
RREAL designed and manufacturers the SRCC certified Solar Powered Furnace (SPF). The SPF is the industry's leading, state of the art, solar air heating system. These patent pending solar panels are integrate seamlessly with residential and commercial buildings of all sizes and tend to have a faster payback than other solar technologies. Made in USA.
Affiliations & Accreditations
RREAL is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and is NABCEP certified to install both Solar Thermal and Solar Electric systems. We are also active members of a number of professional organizations including the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society.