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On May 19, 2017, the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and AURI (Agricultural Utilization Research Institute) hosted a group of 30 at Hillcrest Restaurant in Albany, MN to hear presentations on commercial biomass heating and then headed out to the nearby Viking Company farm...
Touring the solar array that powers the Hutchinson wastewater treatment plant
Kristi Fernholz
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:19pm
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, over 20 people gathered at City Hall in Hutchinson, Minnesota, to take a driving and walking tour of the many clean energy and sustainability projects that the city has engaged in over...
MidWestOne Bank in Chisago City
Gordon Moore
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:41pm
Walking into MidWestOne Bank’s cheery, modern lobby in Chisago City, you likely wouldn’t notice that the building was originally constructed in the mid-1970s. You’d also be hard-pressed, though,...
Solar installation at Bridgeview Farms
Fritz Ebinger
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:36am
The cattle pasture on the southern side of Bridgeview Farms is now home to 32 solar PV panels providing 88% of the average annual electricity needed by Tim and Marie Mack’s farm and home. A family owned and...
Solar installation at Ronningen Dairy Farm
Fritz Ebinger
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:16am
A 39 kW solar PV array is the newest piece of equipment on Ronningen Dairy Farm in West Concord, MN in rural Goodhue County, and it’s pumping enough energy into the grid to cover about 50% of the dairy’...

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in Minneapolis
8:00pm to 6:00pm
The 2017 Midwest Solar Expo returns to Minneapolis for its 4th annual conference, exhibition and Smart Energy Symposium. Join us as we continue the dialogue on Midwest solar, gain insights from industry experts, receive...
11:00am to 12:00pm
A recently completed CARD-funded assessment of remaining T12 lighting stock in Minnesota confirmed what many observers have long suspected: T12 lighting is still in active use in many non-residential buildings. Although U...
in Baxter
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Clean Energy fanatics, come join us for the first in a series of fun and casual gatherings! Amy Collins of Missouri River Energy Services will lead a brief discussion on energy efficiency, and then we will have open...
in Saint Paul or online
9:00am to 11:00am
Join city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the first Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (September...

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CERTified Campaigns


Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

 
Start finding the right lights
Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options. Start finding the right lights >>

Saving Watts & Drops Fundraisers

 
Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Groups can conduct fundraisers with energy and water saving products in collaboration with their utilities. Learn more >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission