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Do you and your community need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help! CERTs seeks to provide Seed Grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community...
Learning all about solar thermal with hands-on training
Joel Haskard
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:54pm
There are now ten new solar thermal units installed on White Earth tribal members’ homes on the reservation, providing indoor space heating from the sun. “Our tribal community suffers from rampant fuel poverty...
City of Warren
Joel Haskard
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:20pm
You have to hand it to Warren (pop. 1,563)—this little town in Northwest Minnesota knows how to leverage CERTs Seed Grants! Warren submitted and received two seed grants from CERTs, both focused on energy...
Sister City Park in Duluth, future site of public solar PV installation
Joel Haskard
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:55pm
Solar projects in parks can be a great way for the general public to get familiar with the technology while at the same time reducing energy costs for the city. With the help of a CERTs Seed Grant, Duluth did...
Joel Haskard
Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:40pm
The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES), a non-profit that promotes solar energy in Minnesota through education and the demonstration of practical application, has been conducting the Minnesota Solar Tour for...

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Fritz Ebinger is the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Rural Energy Development Program Manager for the University of Minnesota’s Regional...

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in Falcon Heights
9:00am to 9:00pm
The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair is an indoor green space with lush rain gardens, an eco home, live entertainment, and cutting-edge displays on renewable energy, new fuels and vehicles, and organic farming....
8:30am to 12:00pm
Join a visit to the Gundersen Health System woody biomass facility in La Crosse, WI on Friday, September 11, 2015. Are you interested in renewable energy with the potential to improve southeast Minnesota’s forest health?...
in Duluth
10:00am to 4:00pm
For over two decades, the Lake Superior Chapter of SFA has put on this premier event, connecting producers and consumers. Located in Bayfront Festival Park near downtown Duluth, the Lake Superior Harvest Festival and Energy...
in Twin Cities
11:00am to 1:00pm
National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in...

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CERTs Seed Grants

Apply for a CERTs Seed Grant

CERTs is accepting proposals for clean energy projects in Minnesota through October 26. Learn more >>

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 >>