Who We Are
Welcome to Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF). We are an energy efficiency and community-owned clean energy cooperative based in South Minneapolis and serving members across Minnesota. We develop community solar gardens for our members and offer products and services to help you save energy and money in your home. We work to help you connect with neighbors to build a better energy future together.
Currently, CEF is helping neighbors and businesses cut their energy costs through solar and energy efficiency.
Our annual member meeting is coming up – please join us:
Saturday May 11th 6:30-8:30PM (with tours of Pax Christi solar garden 4-6PM)
Pax Christi Catholic Church of Eden Prairie
12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Learn more, including meeting objectives, Keynote Speaker Samantha Pree-Stinson, your invitation to host or attend a member house party (for out-state members especially), and information on how to run for the CEF Board of Directors (nominations close 4/21/2019) please check out our 2019 Annual Meeting updates page.
CEF is made up of community residents from several communities across Minnesota who are coming together to create a clean energy future together. More members are joining everyday. Joining us is easy.
Community Solar Gardens (CSG) make solar affordable by building a large solar array on a sunny roof or open area. CSGs can also make solar available to anyone who pays an electric bill by allowing renters, home-owners, businesses, and organizations to subscribe for solar power. Xcel Energy is required to give a bill credit to anyone who subscribes to a CSG for the power produced by their portion of the array.
Now with community solar gardens, solar is possible for anyone who pays an electric bill. As a cooperative, we’re keeping costs low, creating jobs for those who need them most, and ensuring community ownership and control.
CEF helps Twin Cities residents install solar on their own homes using several state incentives and low-cost financing programs.