Farmers can gain a valuable new outlet for their products while communities can use locally-grown crops and residues for heat and power.
The Minnesota GreenStep Cities and Tribal Nations program offers best practices, technical assistance, recognition, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
Find model ordinances for solar energy systems that you can use to establish new or improve existing rules for your jurisdiction.
Find model ordinances for wind energy systems that you can use to establish new or improve existing rules for your jurisdiction.
There is now an electric vehicle for just about every need: compact, SUV, van, and more. See your options!
Wondering what’s happening in Minnesota to expand charging locations and how you can take part? We’ll get you plugged in.
Electrifying your local government's vehicle fleets can be an excellent way to save money and meet your sustainability goals. Let’s go!
You can't manage what you don't measure! Understanding your energy use and measuring your progress is a great way to ensure energy savings.
There are a lot of new lighting options out there today, so CERTs has created a suite of resources to help you find your way!
A comprehensive resource for keeping your home comfortable, safe, durable, and efficient from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
CERTs helps you distribute energy & water saving products like sprayers, aerators, showerheads, LED bulbs, and power strips.
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) use electricity to heat and cool. Use these resources to learn all about ASHPs and if they might be a good fit for your home or business.
This report is intended to detail the model and lessons learned from the Small Business Energy Coaching pilot project so that utilities, energy efficiency service providers, non-profit organization
From lights and fans to pumps and motors, from crop dryers to irrigation systems, there are many opportunities to save energy on the farm.
The Clean Energy Project Builder directory from CERTs helps you find solar installers and energy auditors that can help you move forward with projects.
Local service providers offer home energy assessments and improvements to income-qualified households
Get assistance identifying, financing, and implementing energy maintenance, operations, and utilities savings measures.
Covers efficiency improvements for eligible homeowners. Forgiven if you do not sell, transfer, or move out during the loan.
Energy Storage can be an excellent addition to clean energy projects to avoid demand charges or add resiliency.
Geothermal, or ground-source heating and cooling, uses the temperature of the earth and a pump to heat and cool buildings.
Pay for energy work through property assessments.
There are federal, state, utility, and other incentives that help buy down the cost of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
CERTs offers small grants every two years to help communities implement local projects. $1.3M granted to 393 projects since 2006.
Cold winters can lead to high heating costs for Minnesota households. Here's what you need to know to keep your power on.
The USDA supports clean energy projects in Greater MN through their REAP program.
The Energy Assistance Program helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households
Third-party financing is an innovative tool for public entities to tap into long-term energy cost savings without requiring large up-front capital expenditures
Federal agencies, including U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Indian Energy, provide grant, loan, and assistance programs to support tribal energy projects.
Subscribe to a community solar garden and get credits on your utility bill without installing a system of your own.
Get step-by-step support for going solar at your school with tools, tips, financing, stories, and more.
These tools and resources offer state agencies, local governments, and schools resources to move forward with solar procurement
Learn the basics about solar energy and the options you have to be powered by the sun
Use this mapping tool to find out if any location in Minnesota is a good site for solar.
Minnesota’s cities and counties can unlock the economic development benefits of solar energy by becoming designated through SolSmart.
Most utilities offer programs to buy wind or solar energy for a small premium as an easy way to be green.
Leasing your land for large solar arrays or wind turbines can be a new crop for your farm. Use this guide to learn more about getting a good deal.
Wondering what questions to ask companies you might work with on your next clean energy project? Here's a great starter list.
Installing solar can be a great way to create energy independence for your farm or business and stabilize your energy costs.
This 18-minute film tells the stories of people who are building the clean energy economy that is powering Minnesota communities.
A small wind turbine can lower your electricity bill and prevent power interruptions.
Glossary of Clean Energy Terms
Tools to help your business or organization reduce costs and become more resilient.
Info & Tools
Understand your options, connect with your peers, and move forward.
Find unique opportunities for saving energy and taking advantage of renewable energy resources like solar, wind, and biomass.
Unbiased resources, tools, guidance, connections, funding and financing opportunities, events, and stories to get your clean energy projects done.
There has never been a better time for Minnesota schools to take advantage of clean energy opportunities.
Unbiased resources, tools, guidance, connections, funding and financing opportunities, events, and stories to get your projects done.
Make connections, find more resources and capacity, and explore innovative new programs and partnerships to reduce the burden of energy costs.
Add support and value to the services utilities already deliver to customers.