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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

in Bloomington
8:00am to 4:00pm
This year’s Energy Expo will feature the following technical session tracks each with four speakers: Track I: Energy Information Systems – Xcel Energy’s EIS Pilot Project – The Details are in the Data...
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 Red Wing
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join SE CERT for a tour of Solar PV and LED lighting installations in Red Wing! We will see: 2 solar PV arrays totaling 39.9 kW capacity, which are producing about 87,800 kW/h of electricity annually 2 additional...
in Fergus Falls
6:00pm
Join fellow alumni and friends for a conversation with University of Minnesota faculty on topics relevant to your community. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. Speakers include: Diane...

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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