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Minnesotans Building a 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 testimonials, or find someone to contact.

Press Releases

06/23/2015
Members of the public, local community leaders, utilities, businesses, congregations, and schools are invited to join a discussion and tour of a local community solar installation Thursday, July 9th 1...
06/09/2015
Farmers and rural small businesses are essential to the fabric of Minnesota—its economy, environment and communities. Helping them reduce costs with energy efficiency and take control of their energy...
04/22/2015
As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, the Minnesota-based Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—partnership is kicking off a program to work closely with farmers and rural small businesses t...

CERTs in the News

06/27/2015
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn.—A discussion and tour of a community solar installation is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 9 here at Lake Region Electric Cooperative hosted by the Clean Energy Resource...
06/24/2015
Helping farmers and rural small businesses in Minnesota reduce costs and control energy expenses with energy efficiency and renewable energy is the focus of a new free program. Renewable Energy for...
06/23/2015
Sonja Langseth with Radio Works interviews Fritz Ebinger, CERTs Rural Energy Development Program Manger at the University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and...