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SEI's Solar In the Schools Program and Sun Shadows Project Measure Up

Posted by: laurie on March 19, 2012
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's International Program Manager 

Solar Energy International's Solar In the Schools program encourages K-12 classes to get outside and measure the shadow of a stick in the name of international solar science. Join forces with pupils and teachers all over the world as part of the Sun Shadows Project to measure the shadow of a 1m long stick at your local solar noon. You don’t need much to participate, just some sun and a stick.

Participants worldwide will enter their measurements into an online database. These ...
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Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar Seek Solar Suitcase Ambassadors

Posted by: laurie on March 19, 2012
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's
International Program Manager

Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar are teaming up to train a group of women to be Solar Suitcase Ambassadors. Solar Suitcase Ambassadors will take a leadership role in solar suitcase installations and solar trainings in developing countries.

More than 350,000 women die each year from pregnancy complications, and millions of infants are stillborn or die in the first days of life, primarily in regions with insufficient energy resources for conducting basic obstetric ...
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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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From the Grid and Beyond - Battery-Based Systems to Solar Business Training

Posted by: april on March 7, 2012
By Christopher Turek, Solar Energy International Director of Online and Educational Services
 
Most everyone in the solar industry knows that grid-based residential and commercial systems make up the predominance of where the market is these days. Every year, since 1991, Solar Energy International trains thousands of students for a grid-based PV system paradigm. With that said, if you want to be at the top of your game in the solar industry, you should be versed in all types of PV systems to include battery-based designs. Additionally, to consider yourself ...
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Roofing, Solar and NBA All-Stars in Orlando

Posted by: april on March 5, 2012

 
 
By Kathy Swartz, Solar Energy International Renewable Energy Training Director

At the end of February, I had the privilege of attending the International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Florida. Not only was this conference -- sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) -- fantastic, but it happened to coincide with the NBA All-Star Weekend! More about this a little later.

The week began with Solar Energy International's (SEI) Kris Sutton and the NRCA's Jim Kirby tag-teaming a day-long solar training for 30-plus participants, who were ...
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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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Solar Training Opens a World of Possibility for Business Manager in Costa Rica

Posted by: april on February 17, 2012


By Joris A. Brinckerhoff, Manager, Costa Rica Entomological Supply
Member, Sat Yoga Institute

Installing solar and utilizing the sun's power as a clean energy option requires a realm of solar training knowledge and skill sets I have long lacked. As a participant in the creation of Sat Yoga's self-sustaining ashram and eco-village in Costa Rica, however, the design and implementation of a functioning solar system somehow came to fall on my shoulders. What now?! Books are useful but data is not always readily converted into either DC or AC. Expert consultants ...
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Solar Energy International Tribute to Heather Andrews, a True Solar Sister

Posted by: april on February 13, 2012
By April E. Clark, Marketing Communications Coordinator

This week, the solar industry lost a champion. And I, along with Solar Energy International staff, lost a friend.

Heather Andrews wasn't just the kind of person you meet and forget. She had a warm personality and a brightness about her that was special, different. It was ingrained in her attitude - sharp, witty, clever, sweet, level-headed, fun, aware, understanding, evolving. She was proud to be a SEI alumna and solar champion and loved to tell the world about PV. 

I ...
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Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar Bring Solar Suitcases to Sierra Leone

Posted by: april on February 10, 2012
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's
International Program Manager

WE CARE Solar and Solar Energy International recently partnered to help bring solar suitcases to Sierra Leone. Solar Energy International PV instructor Carol Weis (pictured below) traveled with WE CARE Solar founder Dr. Laura Stachel to the West African country to install seven solar suitcases and train local health care workers and technicians. They also met with different UN and government agencies, and visited numerous health clinics to gain a better understanding of the local needs, ...
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Solar Energy International Makes Solar Training History in Dubai

Posted by: april on February 6, 2012



CARBONDALE, Colorado -- Solar Energy International (SEI) is putting the international in its moniker, and making history at the same time. In partnership with PTL Solar Academy, Dubai's first established renewable energy training institute, and The British University in Dubai (BUiD), SEI is onsite in the United Arab Emirates providing the first hands-on introductory solar training of its kind in the emirate through Feb. 9. "Solar Energy International is delighted to have the opportunity to work with PTL Solar of Dubai," said Johnny Weiss, Advising Co-founder ...
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