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For over 20 years, Solar Energy International has been dedicated to hands-on labs, online solar photovoltaic training, and renewable energy education. SEI also works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life worldwide through viable outreach programs. With 9 IREC Certified Solar Photovoltaic Trainers and 25 NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installers — more than any other trainer — SEI is the leader in renewable energy education.  View our schedule of in-person and online training >>

Posted On: 10-31-2014
SEI's Solar In the Schools (SIS) program finished its 2014 season of labs with local 8th grade students participating in an introductory solar technology lab October 21 - 24. A total of 320 students from Delta Middle, Cedaredge Middle, Hotchkiss K-8 and Paonia Jr. High arrived by school bus to explore SEI's lab facility in groups of 40 for morning and afternoon lab sessions.
Posted On: 10-30-2014
The day after completing the SEI battery lab, I drove to install my first off-grid system in Moab, UT.  The customer lives in Montezuma Canyon, which is an ancient Anasazi Indian area.  There is no excavation allowed in the Montezuma Canyon, so there are no power lines.  There are cliff dwellings and ancient kiva sites all along the road into the site.
Posted On: 10-18-2014
Solar Energy International's (SEI) Spanish Program has officially concluded it's most recent training program in Atacama, Chile. Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, US Ambassador to Chile,  Michael Hammer, Ministry of Energy Máximo Pacheco, Senator Isabel Allende, First Solar's Chief Commercial Officer, Joseph Kishkill, and many other representatives from the private and public sector attended First Solar's inauguration of what wi...
Posted On: 09-30-2014
My name is Michael Mazotti and I am currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Perú. I took classes at SEI in 2011 and received an International and Developing World Applications Certificate through SEI's Solar Professionals Certificate Program. Working with renewable energy as side projects during my service has kept me excited and well active during my 2 years of service.

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