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10/08/2017
Detroit Lakes’ community solar garden officially went online this past Monday, and to celebrate, the public utilities department held a ribbon cutting and ‘Clean Energy Tour’ of the community this past Tuesday. “It turned out to be a pretty nice day,” said Vernell...
10/07/2017
By day, Tim Reckmeyer of Prior Lake works for Microsoft. “I’m a technology geek,” he said. But it’s more likely you’ve seen him around because of his constant campaign for reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. He’s a member of the Scott County chapter of Citizens’ Climate...
10/05/2017
A video competition organized by the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association and Clean Energy Resource Teams could net participants up to $1,000. The second-annual competition calls on participants to submit videos that highlight solar energy in Minnesota. MnSEIA and CERTs are holding the...
09/27/2017
Energy inefficiency in homes can lead to higher bills and lower quality of life. Local energy professionals advise homeowners have an energy audit completed so those problems are alleviated. A home energy audit can be completed at a $50 out-of-pocket cost for a homeowner, said Freeborn-Mower...
09/20/2017
The group is involved in the Minnesota Greenstep Cities program and Partners in En-ergy, both ongoing city efforts to improve energy use and the environmental impact. GreenStep Cities, which the city joined in June, is a free and voluntary program that offers cities a pathway to achieve their...
09/14/2017
Most homeowners want an efficient, comfortable and safe home, but getting there can be confusing. According to a press release, the best first step can often be getting a home energy audit. From Sept. 26 to Sept. 28, professionals will be devoting their time and attention to Albert Lea residents...
09/13/2017
The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams or CERTs seeks applications for limited financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (i.e., labor costs only, such as for a consultant...
09/07/2017
Energy efficiency measures like lighting and HVAC, and renewable energy technologies like solar and wind have been taking off in Minnesota for the last decade. Do you and your community need funding to get a community-focused project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help...
08/17/2017
People interested in clean energy toured the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified quarters for the Fond du Lac Band’s Resource Management Division as well as the one megawatt solar array near Black Bear Casino on Wednesday, August 9. The program was sponsored by...
08/15/2017
  The only solar energy project in the entire United States to benefit the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up and running on the Leech Lake Reservation. The many tribal, environmental and community engagement groups involved during the process are coming together to...

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