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Over thirty people gathered in Austin, Minnesota on Wednesday, August 5th at Jay C. Hormel Nature Center to hear from community members and civic leaders taking clean energy action across multiple sectors on a wide range of projects in Austin. The event was a Southeast Clean...
Beltrami's Northern Sun CSG project
Anna Carlson
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:57am
As the sun beats down on a hot summer day in downtown Bemidji, the question begs: How much energy could be harnessed if solar panels covered the roofs, awnings, and parking lots of our homes and businesses? A...
National Drive Electric Week
Joel Haskard
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:49am
National Drive Electric Week, coming up 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-...
Tesla Powerwall
Isaac Mielke
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:48am
Tesla generated much publicity after its April introduction of the Powerwall. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it stores electricity for consumption, load shifting, and backup power. Intended for residential...
Welcome to Bemidji
Peter Lindstrom
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:41pm
The City of Bemidji is the first local government in Minnesota to work on a performance contract across the city’s buildings and operations through the new statewide Guaranteed Energy Savings Program (GESP) for...


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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 >>
 

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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 >>