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Clean Energy

Clean energy sources such as efficiency, wind, solar, and bioenergy are an effective way to provide a cleaner and healthier environment for Minnesotans.

In this section, you will find information on renewable energy options including wind and solar technologies, how to reduce your home's energy consumption through efficiency, and funding opportunities to pay for improvements.

Energy Information Center: Commerce is here to help

The Energy Information Center stands ready to respond to a wide range of energy questions and help you make informed decisions about energy improvements to your home. 

Looking for financial assistance for a new furnace or to help pay your heating bill? Need help in finding a contractor to air seal and insulate your home? Thinking of installing a solar energy system but don’t know where to start? Contact the Info Center by phone or email. We’re here to provide objective answers to your energy questions.

Consumers can stay up to date on energy news by subscribing to a range of our regular email newsletters

Additional Assistance


The Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—is a statewide partnership with a mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. CERTs empowers communities to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices for their homes, businesses, and local institutions.

Clean Energy Project Builder

The Clean Energy Project Builder connects you with companies that can help you plan, implement, and manage clean energy projects. The online directory features companies that provide products and services for all kinds of solar energy projects and wind energy projects big and small. Find companies today or add yours to the directory. You can also explore installed projects and community solar gardens.

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