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Duluth Mayor Emily Larson proclaimed August 26th to be “Solar Storage Awareness Day” in Duluth during the commissioning ceremony of a new solar PV and battery storage system at the Hartley Nature Center. We spoke with Bret Pence, project specialist with Ecolibrium3 and co-leader...
Trevor Drake, Metro CERT Co-Director, speaks with event attendees
Trevor Drake
Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:46am
On September 20th, 2016 nearly 40 people gathered at the Shoreview Community Center to learn about community solar gardens and network with experts and developers. Community Solar Gardens are centrally located...
Kicking the tires on electric vehicle charging stations in Bemidji, MN
Anna Carlson
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:28pm
Bemidji State University was a hotbed of clean energy activity on August 31st as folks gathered for two consecutive events. First up was the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) meeting, where over...
If your furnace looks like this it may be time for an upgrade
MN Dept. of Commerce
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 8:24am
As another Minnesota winter approaches, homeowners may be looking to replace an old, worn-out or inefficient heating system with a new high-efficiency model. Most furnaces have a useful life of 15-20 years, while...
Community solar garden resources
Sarah Hayden Shaw
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:36pm
This past spring, thanks to support from the University of Minnesota’s Central Region Sustainable Development Partnership, Central CERT Coordinator Sarah Hayden Shaw had the opportunity to work with Connor...

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Featured Event

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Course Description: Participants in this four-week online course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency...
in Minneapolis
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Great Plains Institute— and the Better Energy Community — to celebrate progress and energize for the future at the 2016 Great Plains Institute Energy Innovation Celebration! The Great Plains Institute...
in Minneapolis
7:30am to 4:30pm
This workshop has two purposes: 1. Our use of fossil fuels is leading to climate change that may be the gravest threat facing humanity. In this day-long workshop, we will learn from various experts how by harnessing energy...
10:00am to 3:00pm
The MRES Sustainable Home Tour (formerly know as the Solar Tour) has annually featured energy efficient, renewably powered, and all around sustainable homes all around Minnesota for 25+ years. This year the MRES Sustainable...

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CERTified Campaigns


Light Up Your Station & Save with LEDs

 
Start saving with LED canopy lights
CERTs is helping Minnesota service stations save energy by upgrading to LED canopy lighting. Learn more >>
 

Milk the Savings Dairy Energy Efficiency Program

 
Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
CERTs is guiding dairy farmers across Minnesota through the steps necessary to save energy in their operations. Learn more >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission