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Year-long study of LED greenhouse lighting yields illuminating results

Learn moreTwo groups, Outsourced Innovations, a lighting consulting firm, and Tangletown Gardens, a greenhouse nursery and garden business, recently completed an 12-month study of greenhouse-specific LED lighting technology funded by a CARD grant.
See study highlights and report >>


Chris Meyer joins CERTs as coordinator of Southeast, MN region

Learn more“Advocating for renewable energy and energy efficiency is the volunteer job I’ve been doing for several years” said Chris Meyer, who just joined CERTs as the Southeast Coordinator, “now I have an excuse to do it. And it’s impossible not to be inspired.”
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CERTs welcomes Kristi Fernholz as our new West Central Coordinator

Learn moreCERTs is pleased to announce that Kristi Fernholz, a Senior Planner at the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission since 2000, will also be acting as our new West Central CERT Coordinator. Say hello!
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Minnesota family really digging their new ground-source heating and cooling system

Learn moreJim Poppen recently installed a ground-source heating and cooling system while constructing his new home. While the cost was higher than a traditional furnace, available tax credits, utility rebates, and lifetime energy savings are a recipe for success.
Dig in to the project >>


Community solar shares getting snapped up fast in Minnesota

Learn moreLess than a week after a Minnesota co-op announced it had sold out shares of its formerly struggling solar garden, solar developer SunShare announced it has sold out its first project in Waverly, a town 35 miles west of Minneapolis.
Read the article by Frank Jossi >>


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Early Bird Deadline: May 3-6 Behavior Change Workshop

Jan 29 at 5:00pm
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Solar Power Hour – Shoreview

Feb 2 in Shoreview, 7:00pm
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Developing Solar Energy on Brownfield Sites

Feb 3 in Saint Paul, 8:30am
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Solar Power Hour for Businesses – White Bear Lake

Feb 3 in White Bear Lake, 3:30pm
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GreenStep Cities Workshop: Risk, Resilience & Adaptation

Feb 9 in Saint Paul, 9:00am
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Solar Power Hour – Shoreview

Feb 9 in Shoreview, 7:00pm
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Solar Power Hour – White Bear Lake

Feb 16 in White Bear Lake, 7:00pm
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Learn moreSolar Power Hour – Roseville

Mar 2 in Roseville, 7:00pm
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Solar Power Hour – Roseville

Mar 9 in Roseville, 7:00pm
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Solar Power Hour – Saint Paul

Mar 30 in Saint Paul, 7:00pm
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Visit the CERTs event calendar: Calendar.MnCERTs.org