Minnesota is home to a thriving hub of clean energy innovation and activity that is on display in CEEM’s first virtual roadshow. Learn about how clean energy businesses are strengthening the local economy, creating jobs and helping lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Minnesota. Hear from three clean energy businesses as they work toward making these goals a reality, as they showcase their unique projects in Southeast Minnesota.


  • Kyle Swarbrick – Winona Renewable Energy | Projects: La Crescent fire station and a residential solar + storage
  • Laura Malwitz – McKinstry | Projects: City of Rochester and Winona State University
  • Brendan Dillon – Nokomis Energy | Projects: Faribault community solar projects & subscribers

You can find an overview of the roadshow on our blog, as well as find the full-length recording on our YouTube channel.


In our Central MN roadshow, three CEEM member-businesses discuss how their respective clean energy projects impact the economy of Central Minnesota.


  • John Vaughn – RREAL | Projects: White Earth Nation solar installation training program
  • Bali Kumar – PACE Loan Group | Projects: Two solar installations financed through Property Assessed Clean Energy loans
  • Clay Norrbom – Juhl Clean Energy Assets, Inc. | Project: Lake Region Community Hybrid in Pelican Rapids

On our blog, you can find a written recap, as well as find the full-length recording on our YouTube channel.

West Central

Our West Central roadshow highlights three panelists as they discuss the scalability of clean energy accessibility, from family-owned to commercial businesses.


  • Jim Falk – Falk Seeds | Project: Small-scale wind and solar
  • Bob French – 75F | Project: HOM Furniture, St. Cloud
  • Eric Pasi – Impact Power Solutions | Project: St. Joseph community solar garden

The full-length recording can be found on YouTube, and a written recap is on our blog.

Twin Cities

The panelists from our Twin Cities roadshow shared their approaches to encourage innovation in the clean energy industry, from making improvements to existing facilities to supporting new businesses.


  • Becky Wacker – Trane | Project: Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Stacy Cook – Koda Energy | Project: Sustainability efforts at Koda and Rahr Corporation
  • Nina Axelson – Grid Catalyst | Project: Clean tech accelerator

A recap of the Twin Cities roadshow can be found on our blog, and the full-length recording is on YouTube.


CEEM’s fall regional roadshow series wrapped up with clean energy panelists sharing the economic and environmental benefits of their respective projects.


  • Marty Morud – TruNorth Solar | Project: Solar training in Cook County
  • Mindy Granley – City of Duluth & Ken Smith – Ever-Green Energy | Project: District heating project
  • Braden Solum – iDEAL Energies | Project: Solar on Hinckley-Finlayson Schools

The roadshow recap can be found on our blog, and the full-length recording is on our YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our monthly newsletter includes updates from the Capitol, the latest clean energy news and blogs and important information about upcoming events!