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  • Pick up a discounted copy of SEI’s Solar Electric Handbook and Fotovoltaica! November 13, 2019
    Solar Energy International (SEI) is offering an exclusive discount on our textbooks, the Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications and Fotovoltaica: Manual de Diseño e Instalación, from now until December 31, 2019.  This holiday season, give (or get for yourself) the gift of solar energy knowledge with this limited-time offer! Normally $129 for the Solar […]
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  • SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosts its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th graders November 8, 2019
    This week SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosted its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th grade students. Due to weather 3 of the 4 middle schools were able to participate. Over two days 160 students spent the day at SEI’s campus rotating through hands-on energy labs which included lessons and activities […]
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  • Footprint Project empowering communities in Puerto Rico with SEI solar education October 31, 2019
    Footprint Project used Solar Energy International (SEI) curriculum to train workers from Puerto Rico communities in the design and installation of a 2.5KW PV battery system, to help with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief efforts after hurricane Maria. We talked with the Founder and Director of Footprint Project, William Heegaard to learn more about the experience […]
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  • SEI Staff Stories: Roger Williams reflects on journey from SEI student to instructing PV201L October 15, 2019
    Check out this guest post written by SEI Instructor and PV Curriculum Developer Roger Williams: I quietly began my solar career (no, adventure!) in 2002, about 6 months after September 11th, 2001. That incident opened my eyes to a larger world – one in which we are all connected.  Personally, I thought our reliance on […]
    Mary Marshall
  • Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS) Selects Solar Energy International (SEI) as Exclusive Conference Training Provider September 30, 2019
    Alexandria, VA (October 1, 2019) – Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS), the team behind SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, announced a new expanded partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI) to implement installer training content across select events within the Solar Power Events portfolio. As the solar industry is expanding, so too […]
    Mary Marshall
  • Instructor Highlight: Why We Love PV201L with SEI Instructor and Curriculum Developer Karo Fernandez September 30, 2019
    By Karo Fernandez, SEI Instructor for PV201L and Curriculum Developer. PV201L… is where I get inspired I have been teaching for Solar Energy International (SEI) for six years. Every experience I have had as an instructor, especially through hands-on installation classes, has been rewarding. There´s always an opportunity for growth, in many different aspects of […]
    Mary Marshall
  • Solar Energy International (SEI) awarded grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation for sustainability upgrades on campus September 16, 2019
    The $5k prize will go toward a greener educational experience at SEI’s Paonia headquarters Paonia, CO– Solar Energy International (SEI) was chosen as a recipient of Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF)’s 2019 Environment grant, and the $5,000 will be put toward “reduce, reuse and recycle” efforts in their Paonia-based industry-leading lab yard. SEI is one […]
    Mary Marshall
  • SEI Alumni in the Field: Commercial PV Installer for Namaste Solar August 28, 2019
    Ben Vandervliet first found out about Solar Energy International (SEI) classes from his brother who was a part of the SEI Solar Ready Vets program, and now he’s a full-time commercial PV installer with Namaste Solar based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. SEI can help launch your career in the solar industry, too! Ben shared […]
    Mary Marshall
  • Native Americans Embrace the Sun August 20, 2019
    A New Way to Honor the Old Ways Pine Ridge, South Dakota (August 15, 2019) – Red Cloud Renewable (RCR) and Solar Energy International (SEI) are pleased to announce selection of the first class of Native Americans to receive a full scholarship as part of the professional level Tribal Train the Trainer (T4) Program for […]
    Mary Marshall
  • SEI Team Member, Bertram Peterson helped solar power a refugee camp in Greece July 29, 2019
    Bertram Peterson, SEI Spanish Program Curriculum Translator and Developer, recently participated on an installation of 24 kw interconnected PV systems in a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece. “In order to improve the living conditions in the camp, I joined a team from TU Delft to found Energy for Refugees, an NGO that aims to provide […]
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