Helping Minnesota communities determine their clean energy future

Download CERTs Fact Sheet The Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.

We empower communities and their members to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices for their homes, businesses, and local institutions.

Learn more about CERTs, meet our staff, or check out our structure. You can also see press releases and news sightings, read and submit Clean Energy Scrapbook entries, or find someone to contact.

Press Releases

Free event by Central Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) highlights heating options
In 2013 Minnesota passed aggressive laws to move solar energy forward in the state, including new incentives, net-metering reforms, and a requirement that investor-owned utilities generate 1.5 percent...
Willmar, MN – The West Central Clean Energy Resource Team (WC CERT) and The Minnesota Project are presenting an educational program on how to pursue funding to support an LED lighting retrofit project...

CERTs in the News

ST. CLOUD — Local businesses are looking at options to make their companies more energy efficient. Today (Wednesday) business leaders met at St. Cloud City Hall for the 2014 St. Cloud Area Green...
This year’s solar energy incentive program is over-subscribed, providing more evidence of the state’s strong interest in expanding solar energy, state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman...
Minnesota can expect exponential growth in solar power over the next seven years under the state’s new energy law, a state Commerce Department official said Friday. “There has been a real ramping...