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Monday, October 30, 2017

Renewable Energy for Greater Minnesota!





Renewable Energy for Greater Minnesota
by Fritz Ebinger

Solar, wind, and biomass are plentiful sources of clean energy in Minnesota and UMN Extension's CERTs Program is here to help farmers and rural small businesses get projects done.

Thinking about renewable energy or energy efficiency for your farm?
  • Explore projects that could work for you: CERTs' website features real examples of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at Minnesota farms and small businesses.
  • Identify potential funding and financing options: Funding options like Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) are great ways to fund and finance projects.  Access CERTs' sample applications and templates to get started fast.
  • Get one-on-one assistance for your project: Fritz Ebinger, the CERTs Rural Energy Development Specialist can visit your farm, help you scope out a project, and develop a financial performance model to help your business decision.
For more information on how to get started, please visit the Clean Energy Resource Team's website or contact Fritz Ebinger, Rural Energy Development Specialist at 612-626-1028 or ebing007@umn.edu

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