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A Gift Earned

Posted by: matthew@solarenergy.org on November 18, 2013


The 2013 APSA training period has ended, and a new family has been formed. Saturday the final bus left the Earth University to send off the last of the APSA Alumni back to their home countries where they will begin or in some cases continue to carry the torch towards a renewable energy future for the Americas. On behalf of all the instructors who participated in APSA ’13 and everyone at SEI I would like to say that this past year has been a spectacular journey, one which could not have culminated any better than it has these past two weeks.

There are now 50 people ...
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Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Américas Culmination Workshops

Posted by: matthew@solarenergy.org on October 25, 2013
 

 

Almost one year has passed since SEI began work on the Academia de Profesionales Solares de las Américas (APSA) program.

Under this program we have selected 50 people, representing countries, communities, and organizations throughout Central America and Mexico to be a part of an elite group of trainees learning how to design, install and maintain solar PV systems and to successfully launch and administer businesses in this critically important industry.Since we began the training component back in July, the 50 participants have completed two online ...
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Solar Energy International Offers Renewable Energy Training for International Development

Posted by: april on May 18, 2012


By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's International Program Manager

CARBONDALE, Colorado - Join renowned renewable energy educator Solar Energy International in a week-long workshop June 25-29 that teaches renewable energy applications for developing countries at Third Street Center. 

In this hands-on workshop, RD101: Renewable Energy for the Developing World participants will learn to construct fuel-efficient cookstoves, build residential size bio-gas systems, and work with small-scale solar electric systems. Hands-on labs will ...
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SEI Executive Director Tresi Houpt Featured in NPR Fracking Story

Posted by: april on May 15, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International Marketing Communications Coordinator

Today has been a monumental day for Solar Energy International. We published our first-ever iBook, "Introduction to Renewable Energy" available on iTunes by clicking here.

For more than a decade, Solar Energy International has been the leader in solar energy textbooks and continues to be committed to providing up-to-date materials and innovative instructional technologies. In the spirit of this commitment to renewable energy education, SEI is pleased to ...
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SEI and SELF Partner for Haiti Solar Training

Posted by: april on May 14, 2012
By Carol Weis, Solar Energy International PV Curriculum Developer and Program Coordinator

This spring, and in the fall of 2011, Solar Energy International (SEI) and Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) partnered for two solar training courses for SELF's Haitian technicians.

The first course was held in November 2011 and was designed to review installation techniques and maintenance of systems. The second course - which took place March 26-31, 2012, as a train-the-trainers course - taught SELF technicians to train onsite hospital staff including the Site Energy Managers ...
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Battery-based Solar Training Gets Personal

Posted by: april on May 9, 2012
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

PAONIA, Colorado — Batteries. They are not often talked about in the PV industry that is so dominated by grid-tied, battery-less PV systems. Battery-systems are complicated. Messy. Perplexing.

But yet, these systems have the power to change lives, create independence from the grid, expand businesses, and challenge installers who are bored with grid-tied systems.

This week kicked off Solar Energy International's first PV301L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based) solar training at our state-of-the-art PV ...
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Solar Energy International: Hands-on, Industry-Supported Solar Training at its Best

Posted by: april on May 1, 2012
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

On April 30, Solar Energy International officially kicked off the 2012 summer PV training season with a full class for PV201L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct) at our state-of-the-art training facility in Paonia, Colorado. And once again, the caliber of participants is exceptional ... The diversity and the support from industry has been fantastic!

The participants represented three countries and 14 different states. Each of the participants had to complete at least one PV101 online or in-person ...
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Solar Energy International Offers Solar Training to Meet NABCEP Changes

Posted by: april on April 11, 2012
Carbondale, Colorado USA - This spring, Solar Energy International (SEI) is meeting the needs of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)'s revised eligibility criteria for the PV Installer Certification with several online courses and in-person workshop trainings in solar power technology, the fastest growing sector in America. According to NABCEP, the major changes in the eligibility requirements concern the amount of training required and the number of installations that applicants must document. All candidates will now have to document 58 hours of PV-specific ...
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Solar Energy International Hosts First Friday Open House April 6

Posted by: april on April 5, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International Marketing Communications Coordinator

Solar Energy International staff members will show off their new digs at eco-friendly Third Street Center in Carbondale, Colorado, with a First Friday open house from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 6.



The public is welcome to stop by the SEI office, just off Third Street's Round Room, tour the renovated space, enjoy refreshments, view SEI's new video series, and take part in SEI's donation-driven renewable energy book sale/give-away. A ...
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Solar Energy International Makes the Move to Eco-friendly Third Street Center

Posted by: april on March 19, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International Marketing Communications Coordinator

Solar Energy International in Carbondale, Colorado has a new, green place to call home.

The nonprofit solar trainer and renewable energy educator has moved from its Second Street location to new offices in Carbondale, Colorado's Third Street Center, an eco-friendly facility renovated from the former Carbondale Elementary School building. The Third Street Center is home to more than 30 nonprofit organizations and artist studios with sustainability in mind.

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