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Paradox Farm in Ashby, Minnesota has recently completed a project imitating the Garden Goddess deep winter greenhouse model. The greenhouse model is capable of producing fresh crops all year round,...

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Love energy efficiency, renewables, and helping others save money? Like to work with local units of government on helping them finance their clean energy projects? Then consider joining CERTs! We have a new position open—a Local Government Outreach Coordinator. Read on for...
The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power will join forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.
Stacey Pederson
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00am
The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power will join forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota. The Minnesota National Guard and Duluth-based...
Tour sites for 2014
Laura Burrington
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:44am
October 4th, 2014 from 10am-4pm the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society will be hosting the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour, which features 50+ exemplary homes, businesses, and institutions that have incorporated...
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced the incentive amounts for the 2015 Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program.
Dept. of Commerce
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:08am
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced on August 12, 2014, the incentive amounts for the second year (2015) of its 10-year, $15-million-a-year Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program. The solar incentive...
Eichten's organic cheese farm's soon to be 1 megawatt Community Solar Garden
Stacey Pederson
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:00pm
Solar is becoming more and more popular among families and businesses interested in installing renewable energy projects in Minnesota, especially as new opportunities to participate are developed. Stacey Pederson,...
Brad enjoys making trips around the metro in his Mitsubishi MiEV!
Joel Haskard
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:48pm
More and more electric vehicles (EVs) are entering the national marketplace and hitting Minnesota roads. CERTs is doing a series of interviews with EV drivers to learn about their experiences. Meet Brad: Brad...

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11:00am to 12:30pm
Ken Smith of Ever-Green Energy and Betsy Engelking of Geronimo Energy will share what they learned through Germany’s experience with renewable energy. Webinar Overview – How to foster change to local energy...
in Lakeville
10:00am to 2:00pm
This is an open-house format. Come when it is convenient for you! Dakota Electric Association, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative and Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric are inviting all commercial and industrial members...
11:00am to 12:00pm
You have your data in the B3 system, and now you’re asking yourself, “How do I communicate this information?” In this session, we’ll walk through the exporting methods available in the application....
in St. Paul
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Twin Cities Drive Electric Day 2014 will be at the Lower Capitol Mall in front of the State Capitol building in Saint Paul. MLK Street will be closed so plug-in vehicle owners are invited to show their vehicles on the street...

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CERTified Campaigns

Gobble Up Savings with LEDs

Gobble up savings in turkey barns
CERTs is helping turkey farmers reduce energy use by upgrading to LED lighting in their barns. Gobble up lighting savings >>

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 >>