Northwest CERT empowers communities and their members to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices. Join us!
- Advance community solar gardens and engage low-income residents, tribal members and utilities in development of new community solar models
- Deploy Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) as a regional funding mechanism and recruit businesses to use the program
- Further support and develop the Green Step Tribal Nations framework in conjunction with Tribal Nations
- Identify and implement biomass projects across the region
- Scale-up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the region with campus-based efforts and through promotion of new charging stations
Recent Blog Posts
MN Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:47pm
Applications for the fourth year of the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program will be accepted beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Feb. 28, 2017. The 10-year, $150-million program helps fund new solar electric and solar thermal systems for Minnesota residents, businesses, and communities. The...
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
The Groom Room dog boarding and grooming in Hawley, MN is one example of a small business reaping the benefits of renewable energy. Inspired by another local business, owner Jane Anderson recently installed 72 solar panels to cover her electricity needs. For Anderson, the switch to solar will...
Thu, 12/22/2016 - 1:53pm
Are you still stringing the same old incandescent decorative lights for the holidays? For many Minnesotans, the house, porch, shrubs and trees are donned with holiday lights. Depending on one’s holiday lighting enthusiasm, a home can save between $10 to $250 each holiday season by...
Northwest Case Studies
The Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC) recently used grant funding from CERTs to conduct a community survey in Beltrami County,...
Director and Instructor of the Center for Renewable Energy Education & Demonstration, Roger Aiken recently took some time to sit down with CERTs...
TPD: July 8 – 14; NEEDS PDF The bright lights along Highway 2 in Crookston, Minnesota are sure to stand out to anyone passing through....
- Paul Aakre, UM Crookston Faculty
- Erika Adams, Biologist and Translator
- Bob Backman, active community member
- David Bahr, Bemidji State University
- Jon Fabre, Otter Tail Power
- Roger Garton, Otter Tail Power Company
- Linda Kingery, UM Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
- Shannon Mortenson, City of Warren
- Michael Triplett, White Earth Reservation Tribal Council