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MN Energy Stories from CERTs

Stillwater hotels install solar using PACE financing

Learn moreChuck Dougherty owns Water Street Inn and Cover Park Manor in Stillwater. “We wanted to install solar panels on two properties,” he said, “and we would not have been able to do it without PACE financing.” He calls the program “fast and easy.”
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Minnesota solar jobs more than doubled in past two years, with bright future ahead for industry

Learn moreThanks to solar-friendly state and federal policies, Minnesota doubled solar jobs in two years. The surge is expected to continue, according to the 2015 Minnesota Solar Jobs Census from The Solar Foundation and Minnesota Department of Commerce.
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Ridgeway Community School saves energy and money with LED lighting

Learn moreExamples of communities saving energy and money with LED lighting just keep rolling in. Down in Winona County, the Ridgeway Community School utilized a CERTs Seed Grant back in 2014 to improve their lighting efficiency and rake in savings.
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Xcel Energy helps communities power their energy planning

Learn moreThe utility’s Partners in Energy program is helping communities figure out what they want in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability, and then helping them get there. 11 communities are involved so far. Will yours be next to join?
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Apply to be a Minnesota GreenCorps Host Site

Learn moreThe MPCA is accepting applications from organizations interested in participating as a host site for the 2016–2017 year of the Minnesota GreenCorps program. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, March 18, 2016, so get cracking!
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Minnesota Clean Energy Entrepreneur: 75F

Learn moreBased in Burnsvile, Minnesota, 75F caught our eye by winning a slew of awards in the last few years. We spoke with Jane Kaster, Marketing Director for 75F, to learn more about their high-tech solutions for helping people save energy.
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Nominate your energy project partnership for an 2016 Environmental Initiative Award!

Learn moreEnvironmental Initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Environmental Initiative Awards. This program annually honors projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. Nominations due February 19.
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Join us at upcoming events!

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Energy Storage in Minnesota and Beyond

Feb 11 in Minneapolis, 5:30-7:00pm
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Solar Power Hour – White Bear Lake

Feb 16 in White Bear Lake, 7:00pm
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Duluth Energy Design Conference & Expo

Feb 22 in Duluth, 8:00am-4:30pm
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SE CERT Clean Energy Networking & Priority Setting

Mar 2 in Rochester, 3:00-5:30pm
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Solar Power Hour – Roseville

Mar 2 in Roseville, 7:00pm
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WC CERT Clean Energy Networking & Priority Setting

Mar 8 in Sunburg, 11:30am-2:30pm
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GreenStep Workshop: Stormwater Meets Living Streets

Mar 8 in Saint Paul, 9-11am
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Solar Power Hour – Roseville

Mar 9 in Roseville, 7:00pm
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Central CERT Clean Energy Networking & Priority Setting

Mar 15 in Wadena, 2:00-4:30pm
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Solar Power Hour – Saint Paul

Mar 30 in Saint Paul, 7:00pm
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Current Campaigns from CERTs

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Milk the Savings: Dairy Energy Efficiency Program

CERTs can answer questions about energy efficiency for dairy barns and guide you through funding options available for energy efficiency upgrades. We can help you consider renewable energy options, too. We set up a simple five-step process to get it all done!  Learn more >>

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LED Canopy Lighting: Light Up Your Station & Save

The top four reasons to upgrade your canopy to LED lighting are to reduce your canopy energy costs up to 75%, create a brighter and more attractive station, reduce your maintenance costs, and strengthen your business. CERTs can help you access high-quality and competitively-priced canopy lighting products and more.  Learn more >>

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