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Community Solar Gardens

Renewable Energy for Greater Minnesota

Guaranteed Energy Savings Program

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Things are in bloom all over Minnesota right now, including solar energy, and more and more solar installations across the state will be supporting the creatures that pollinate our plants. Gov. Dayton recently signed the Solar Sanctuaries Act into law on May 31, 2016. The Solar...
CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy multi-family energy efficiency program
Joel Haskard
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:34pm
CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy have joined forces to offer an incentive-based Multi-Family Building Efficiency program in Minnesota. Until now, the two utilities have not had a program that jointly addresses...
Bill Mittlefehldt, former NE CERT Coordinator
Lissa Pawlisch
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:17pm
Over the past eight years CERTs staff have had the honor of working with Bill Mittlefehldt as our Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT) Coordinator. Bill has been instrumental to increasing our network...
CERTs summer interns Emma Ryan and Jinny Kim
Alexis Troschinetz
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 2:48pm
The Clean Energy Resource Teams get to host two interns this summer, one at the Great Plains Institute and another at the University of Minnesota. Keep reading to learn a little more about their studies, what...
Minnesota GreenStep Cities
Bill Mittlefehldt
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:01am
There are now more than 100 cities in Minnesota participating in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. Most of the cities involved are small-to-medium-sized cities where the support of a savvy intern can help...

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Anna Carlson is the Northwest CERT Coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. Anna was first...

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in Minneapolis
11:30am to 1:30pm
You are invited to attend the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance- MESA’s first Hot Topic Brown Bag Lunch discussion on assessing the capacity value of Energy Storage. The discussion will focus on how to best assess the...
in Sauk Centre
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join WC CERT for a tour of commercial, agricultural, and and industrial LED lighting in Sauk Centre Thursday, July 14th 1:00 to 4:00pm! See commercial, agricultural, and and industrial installations, check out the lights,...
in Little Falls
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Join Central CERT for a tour of Camp Ripley’s energy efficiency and renewable energy updates! On our tour, we’ll learn how Camp Ripley has: 1. cut its energy load through energy efficiency measures 2. partnered...
in Coleraine
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join NE CERT in touring Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)‘s Coleraine lab! We’ll visit the boiler/generator they’re working on with Xcel Energy. And we’ll learn about the process of...

Act to implement on-the-ground solutions and save energy!

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