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Community Solar Gardens can be an excellent opportunity for cities, counties, and other local governments to get involved in solar energy and engage community members. Some have already taken action, but many are still wondering whether or not a subscription is the right fit for...
Participants learn about LED lighting at Blue Lake Plastics in Sauk Centre
Joel Haskard
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:16pm
On Thursday, July 14th, over 20 people gathered in Sauk Centre for a tour of LED lighting for businesses and farms. The town was bustling with Sinclair Lewis Days, but CERTs was there to geek out about energy...
Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources
MN Dept. of Commerce
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:18am
The purpose of the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) Grant Program is to identify new technologies, strategies, and program approaches that utilities can implement to help achieve the annual...
Wastewater treatment plant from above
Peter Lindstrom
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:46am
Minnesota wastewater treatment plants can get help to achieve energy efficiency through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. The Minnesota Department of Commerce is a program...
USDA Rural Development Program Summary
Alexis Troschinetz
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:24am
USDA Rural Development offers an array of programs to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural Minnesota. A new Program Summary guide offers an overview of all programs—it’s a must-read...

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Trevor Drake is the Metro CERT Co-Director at at The Great Plains Institute. Trevor joined the CERTs team after completing a year of service...

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in Bemidji
9:00am to 4:00pm
Join the 5th Annual Bemidji Sustainable Places Tour Saturday, July 30th! This is a free, self-guided tour that is open to the public. See how local citizens: Reduce their energy costs Increase their energy...
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...
2:00pm to 2:30pm
If you would like to learn more about SolarWall and the statewide Made in Minnesota rebate available for this solar thermal system, join CERTs to learn about two resources available to you: 1.) SolarWall and the statewide...
in Coleraine
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join Northeast Clean Energy Resource Teams (NE CERT) for a sneak peek tour of in-progress clean energy projects at Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)’s Coleraine Lab. During our tour, we’ll learn more about this...

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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