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
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
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 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
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