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10/23/2012
The Central Clean Energy Resource Teams (Central CERT) will tour and learn about the Northland Arboretum’s CERT-sponsored solar information kiosk and solar monitoring system from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, at Northland Arboretum in Baxter. The group will also discuss other renewable energy and energy...
10/02/2012
Rosemount is holding a free workshop on solar energy on Thursday. It will include comments from a panel of people who have solar power systems installed on their homes or businesses. The session will cover the basics of solar energy, incentives and rebates available for installing solar systems....
09/12/2012
Can solar power really work in the Twin Cities metro? Yes! Solar works for Minnesota and in Rosemount. Join the Metro Clean Energy Resource Team for a free workshop to learn how Rosemount homeowners and businesses have successfully installed solar power systems on their buildings and how you can...
09/06/2012
When people take a vacation to the Boundary Waters region of northern Minnesota, they come to camp, canoe, fish, and generally enjoy the beautiful, unspoiled wilderness and waterways just south of Ontario, Canada. Which is why we imagine that many of them will appreciate the care for the natural...
08/13/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy — in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type and...
08/03/2012
When it comes to installing solar energy in Minnesota, advocates say, the path to going green is often snarled in red tape. Getting building permits for fairly straightforward installations can take days — unnecessarily, the advocates say — and the delays cost money as work crews and...
08/02/2012
What is the importance of church in your community or what role does the church play in your community? The answer goes beyond words because it has been an intrinsic part of our community. In that case isn’t it our responsibility to make our churches better every time? It’s hard to collect...
07/30/2012
Individuals, groups and governmental units can apply for grants through the Clean Energy Resource Teams to help pay for projects such as improving energy efficiency for city-owned buildings, solar power for schools, on-farm wind power and greenhouses heated by renewable energy. Proposals are due...
07/21/2012
A new equipment discount program, utility rebates and existing federal tax credits make it a good time for southeastern Minnesota homeowners and businesses to install solar, according to Austin Utilities. Customers can receive deep discounts on specific solar equipment if they sign up for the...
07/20/2012
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 development in Minnesota. Project proposals should be...

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