Spread the Word

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You’re awesome!

Thanks for helping us spread the word about the Solar Video Contest! Below is some basic content that should be handy. Don’t be afraid to write your own and tweak as needed for your audiences. If you need anything else or have questions, contact Dan Thiede at 612-626-0556 or thie0235@umn.edu.

For Twittering

Press play on #solar in MN! Take part in the #Solar Video Contest by Nov 1 to win $1,000, with public voting Nov 2-8 and prizes at @mn_seia conference Nov 13. Learn more & submit at http://contests.mncerts.org #EnergyAwarenessMonth #videocontest

For the Facebooks

Press play on #solar in MN! Take part in the Solar Video Contest by Nov 1 to win $1,000, with public voting Nov 2-8 and prizes at MnSEIA Conference Nov 13. Learn more & submit at http://contests.mncerts.org #EnergyAwarenessMonth #videocontest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHaAfuPuXI

Video, Images & Factsheet

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Blue Solar Video Contest Logo ↓

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CERTs Logo ↓

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White Solar Video Contest Logo ↓

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MnSEIA Logo ↓

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General copy for newsletters, website, etc.

Take part in the Solar Video Contest to tell Minnesotans why we live in a great state for solar energy!

How does the contest work? Submit up to 3 videos by Nov. 1 and vote for your faves Nov. 2-8 at http://contests.mncerts.org. Videos with the most public votes win: $1,000 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd. Winners announced Nov. 13 at MnSEIA Conference.

Learn more, submit videos, and vote at http://contests.mncerts.org

What could people learn through these videos?

  • Minnesota has good solar resources
  • Solar is part of our energy future
  • Solar supports the economy and jobs
  • Solar is secure and independent
  • Solar tech is ready for prime time
  • Solar energy is cost competitive
  • Broad deployment is possible
  • Everyone can have access to solar

Looking for inspiration? Here are some ideas…

  • Original song or music video
  • Story about local solar project
  • Time lapse video of an installation
  • Anything else you can dream up!

Who is behind the Solar Video Contest?

  • The Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.
  • The Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association (MnSEIA) represents and serves Minnesota energy professionals and solar energy users, with a membership comprised of over 100 organizations involved in photovoltaic and solar thermal energy.