What's Happening with Clean Energy in the Twin Cities?

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Clean Energy Resources Abound!

There are big clean energy happenings in Minnesota's Twin Cities metro region of the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)! 

We started off 2016 by releasing the list of seed grant projects that were funded for this biennium that included some really exciting projects.  

We have also just released the request for proposals (RFP) for the latest round of the Clean Energy Accelerator to provide assistance (vs. money) to advance clean energy in communities in the metro region. You can read more about the seed grants and the Accelerator RFP in the latest Metro CERT E-Newsletter. 

All About That Solar

It turns out that 2016 is starting off like 2015 ended....It's all about that solar, 'bout that solar, 'bout that solar!   The State of Minnesota is NOW taking applications through February 28th for the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive.  Not sure if the numbers work for your house or business (or community center, place of worship, school, local government etc.)? CERTs has created a calculator just for the purpose of making that financial decision! 

Lastly, if you are looking for more information about solar energy options, check out one of the Solar Power Hours in the Metro area over the next few months hosted by our colleagues at Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

Recycle Your Holidays!

If you still haven't taken down your tree or put away your holiday lights (or even if you have!) there's still time to recycle your old holiday lights AND get new LED ones with a rebate from your utility!  Click here for a map of locations to recycle your holiday lights.  Recycle, save energy, get new lights=multiple wins!

Recycle your holiday lights

 

Check out the links below to learn more and have a happy 2016!

2016 Metro CERT Winter E-Newsletter

Metro CERT Funded Seed Grants for 2016

Clean Energy Accelerator RFP

Solar Power Hours

2016 Made in Minnesota Incentive