Maplewood was awarded a $7,500 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) for the Re-Energize Maplewood! project. The project will build on the success of the Energize Maplewood! energy actions while developing a pathway towards the City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan renewable energy goals.
The City and project partners Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Energy Smart program will work with residents and businesses to follow up with past energy efficiency efforts and provide solar information and resources to continue supporting the community's efforts toward clean energy.
As part of that effort the top 30 solar sites for businesses will be identified. Those businesses will then be provided with site specific solar feasibility, benefits, and funding information along with efficiency services from EnergySmart. The project will also include energy outreach to two manufactured home parks with CEE offering Home Energy Squad energy efficiency services.
The grant funding is from February 2018 to February 2019.