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SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Grad Shares His Solar Training Experience

Posted by: april on May 14, 2012
By Tom Durston, SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Graduate

One day early in 2011 I had a vision for getting trained and certified in solar energy design. After a little research, I enrolled in Solar Energy International's PV101 solar training course in Tucson, Arizona. It was a great total immersion introduction to solar energy.

Next, to get the depth needed to do real designs I took PVOL202, the online advanced grid-tied course. For me it was an ideal learning experience, delving into course material, taking notes, creating sizing worksheets, and talking at ...
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PV America West is the Best for Solar Training with SEI

Posted by: april on March 14, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International
Marketing Communications Coordinator

An industry leader in solar training and renewable energy education, Solar Energy International is dedicated to helping those new to the solar industry enter the workforce, as well as support certified solar professionals already working in the field acquire their required Continuing Education Credits (CECs). For those seeking North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certified PV Installer CECs, SEI is here to help with solar training in ...
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Comin' in Hot this Spring with Solar Thermal Training

Posted by: april on March 12, 2012
Solar Energy International has kicked off March Madness Month for solar thermal training by offering three solar thermal continuing education webinars this month that count for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) continuing education hours:

Solar Hot Air Design and Installation, Part 1 - (Available now) Solar Hot Air Design and Installation, Part 2 - (March 13) Advanced Solar Thermal Trouble Shooting and Repair - (March 22)For those interested in solar thermal training hours for NABCEP, SEI is offering two ...
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SEI and CLEER Discuss Solar Training for a Clean Energy Economy and Workforce

Posted by: april on February 21, 2012
Solar Energy International's Chris Turek, Director of Online and Educational Services, and Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER) recently connected in Carbondale, Colorado, to discuss solar training, the solar industry, certifications, workforce development, and more.

Since 1991, Solar Energy International has been on the forefront of renewable energy education, employing 20 ISPQ Certified Trainers and 24 NABCEP Certified Solar Installers as instructors and staff — more than any other solar training organization. CLEER is a nonprofit energy consulting company that manages ...
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SEI Alum Shares Career Path and Industry Success Through Quality Solar Training

Posted by: april on October 4, 2011

By Jeff Spies, President of SolarSpies and North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Secretary

The failure rate among new solar installation companies seems to be rivaling that of restaurant startups, but it doesn't have to be that way. Quality solar training can change this trend, and one of the major lessons I have learned in my 20 years in sales, marketing, and technical training is the positive impact quality training can have on business success in the technical arena.

First, some history. Prior to entering the solar ...
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SEI Alumnus Shares Hands-on Solar Training Experience with Installation in Tucson

Posted by: april on May 27, 2011
By Paul Avallone
Solar Energy International Alumnus

This spring, I attended Solar Energy International's PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) hands-on solar training workshop with installation in Tucson, Arizona. The class discussion portion of the traning was held at a golf course clubhouse.

Our co-instructor Ed Eaton led us through the history of photovoltaics (PV) technology, reinforcing the learning we achieved in PV101 PREP with discussion and a slide presentation. The lecture, exercises and quizzes carried the class through solar site ...
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Free solar training webinar on battery safety and maintenance offers NABCEP continuing ed credit

Posted by: april on December 10, 2010

Join Solar Energy International and Trojan Battery Company for an interactive webinar at 1 p.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) Wed. Dec. 15, on deep-cycle battery topology, safety and maintenance for battery-based photovoltaic systems.

Register for this free webinar here!

Solar Energy International and Trojan Battery have teamed up to offer this informational session on these topics, and present a brief introduction to SEI's new PV203 online course: Battery-Based PV Systems and Code Criteria. This course ...
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Further your solar training at Solar Power International 2010 in Los Angeles

Posted by: april on August 25, 2010




CARBONDALE, CO USA - Solar Energy International is going Hollywood.

In conjunction with North America's largest business-to-business solar event - Solar Power International 2010 taking place Oct. 12-14 in Los Angeles - Solar Energy International is hosting a one-day solar installation course. Intermediate Level PV System Installation on Oct. 11 will focus on National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, best practices, and safe working procedures for installing and troubleshooting solar systems.

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