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Seed Grants


CERTs awards seed grants to communities for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across Minnesota. We’ve awarded over $1.6M to 467 projects since 2006.

Meet the 74 projects awarded CERTs Seed Grants in 2022, and get inspired by their ideas!


Solar Schools


Imagine this headline in the near future: "All Schools in Minnesota Utilize Solar Power." Wouldn’t it be amazing if solar energy powered the education of our state’s 845,000+ students?

60 school districts in Minnesota already benefit from solar, and there has never been a better time for even more schools to take advantage of clean energy opportunities. A dramatic drop in the cost of solar panels, combined with new financing choices and Solar for Schools grants, has now made solar widely available for schools.




“Energy Burden” is the percentage of household income spent on home energy bills. The nation’s average energy burden is roughly 3.5%, but some Minnesotans spend 20-30% of their income on energy.

With an all-in, concerted effort, Minnesota can reduce the energy burden of all of our families and households to under 5% of their household income by 2025. We're going to need all the help we can get to make this possible. Join us!


Hot off the presses


New energy guides for renters, landlords, and owners of single family and manufactured homes provide ways to be comfortable, safe, and efficient, how to understand energy bills, and ways to get support if needed.

The guides — available in English, Hmong, Spanish, and Somali — can even be customized with your organization's logo and details. Energy savings videos in English and Spanish for manufactured homes are also included.




Clean energy employs over 61,000 people in Minnesota.

Could you join them? Take a moment to learn about careers and training opportunities available across the state.


Job Board


Energy efficiency and renewable energy are among the fastest growing parts of Minnesota's economy. You can use our MN Clean Energy Job Board to:

  1. Take the next step in your career
  2. Post current job openings

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