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About Us

The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) help Minnesotans build clean energy by connecting people with the resources they need to implement projects.

A partnership among Great Plains Institute, Minnesota Department of CommerceRegional Sustainable Development Partnerships at University of Minnesota Extension, and Southwest Regional Development Commission, our staff are experts in renewable energy, energy efficiency practices, and emerging energy technologies.

We are unbiased, positive, and practical. We help people learn from their peers, and we like to show people with technology.


Media Inquiries

We welcome media inquiries on our focus topics and clean energy-related issues. Feel free to reach out to Shaylyn Bernhardt, communications and engagement manager, [email protected], and she will promptly direct you to the right expert.

Creative Commons

We encourage reuse and republishing of stories on our website. All Clean Energy Resource Teams stories are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution license, meaning you can share and adapt the work as long as you give us credit. We'd also love it if you link back to the original piece. Have questions or want to chat? Drop us a line.

Our Name

When first written or introduced use “Clean Energy Resource Teams” which can be shortened to “CERTs” after that. When referring to a region, like “Central Clean Energy Resource Team” drop the “s” and abbreviate “Central CERT.”



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