Renewable Energy

When you drive around the region you’ll see several solar and small wind turbine installations. This is because our area hosts a cluster of renewable energy companies, working together with technical colleges and utilities on innovative green energy projects and research. Whether you are a resident, small business, or a large server farm, you’ll find these renewable energy professionals can help you save money on your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and provide you with additional back-up power. 

Zenergy Zenergy is a leader in providing solar energy products and services in Minnesota. We install solar panels, such as photovoltaic (pv) panels, solar air furnace panels and solar thermal water panels. To harness wind energy, we also perform wind turbine installations. Our experienced team performs renewable energy site assessments and solar panel installations for residents and businesses in the Midwest states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.




Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) I a Cass County EDC success story. Their research and development campus is located in Pine River and for over 12 years they have been doing research toward one big goal: Abundant Resilient Communities. HUG is developing practical ways to grow communities that feed themselves; where the houses heat themselves, and the nutrients are recycled. In the process, their 70-acre campus is becoming a destination point for sustainable living. The Cass County EDC provided the technical assistance for HUG to obtain a JOBZ designation.

“Our move to Cass County was truly a win-win!” - Bob McLean, Hunt Utility Group, LLC