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Two-page fact sheet covering the basics about CERTs. Learn about the Clean Energy Resource Teams, the work we do, our approach to advancing clean energy in Minnesota, and how you can get involved. A great resource to share with others to introduce them to CERTs.
Reports and Manuals
Solar air heat is often one of the most cost competitive solar technologies available in colder climates, and Solar water heating is up to 70% efficient in converting the sun’s energy into usable heat. Download this factsheet to learn more about both technologies and how they could be utilized on your farm.
Reports and Manuals
This report examines nine community solar projects, what’s made them possible, and barriers that remain. The importance of community solar and its potential future role in expanding solar power ownership is underscored by data on solar PV potential, showing that while nearly every state could get 20% of its power from rooftop solar alone, only a...
Reports and Manuals
Golden Valley, a western suburb of Minneapolis that is home to a number of corporate headquarters, is crisscrossed with city, state and county roads. As a consequence, the city is responsible for maintaining and paying electricity bills for numerous traffic signals.
Case Studies
In one of the state’s most visible and most successful projects, St. Paul’s RiverCentre used $44,000 dollars in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding to replace 1,087 high-pressure sodium lights with new, energy efficient fluorescent lamps. The cost of the project was over $125,000 dollars, but RiverCentre, receiving EECBG funding and...
Case Studies
For local businesses, energy efficiency is an effective method of reducing overhead costs, but the upfront capital needed for improvements can be challenging to find.
Case Studies
The Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) has recently worked hard to make local businesses shine. Currently, there are only a few solar photovoltaic (PV) flat roof type installations on Minneapolis small businesses and the Kingfield Neighborhood Association is trying to change that.
Case Studies
Buffalo Public Utilities Director Joe Steffel was looking for a way to engage small businesses in his community by helping them to take advantage of energy-saving opportunities. “I knew that there was no substitute for knowledge,” said Steffel, “and using that knowledge to get people to act.””
Case Studies
TPD: July 8 – 14; NEEDS PDF
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