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Solar Energy International Premieres New Video Featuring PV Lab Facility and Online Campus

Posted by: april on January 9, 2012
Solar Energy International welcomes its 21st year of providing renewable energy and solar training to the world by premiering a new video in 2012 featuring SEI's state-of-the-art PV Lab Facility in Paonia, Colorado and online learning efforts. The video highlights SEI's long-running photovoltaics (PV) training program, and students receiving hands-on experience in the various PV install types at SEI's seven-acre campus in Colorado. The video also promos SEI's innovative Online Campus and new Solar Professionals Certificate Program for 2012. The program accommodates a growing industry ...
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Solar Energy International Expands Leadership Structure

Posted by: april on December 27, 2011


Trési Houpt

The Solar Energy International Board of Directors and Executive Director Johnny Weiss have announced that on Jan. 1, 2012, Weiss will transition into the position of advising Co-Founder, where he will focus his time on program design and business development. For more than 20 years, Weiss has provided SEI with outstanding leadership and guidance, establishing the organization as the most respected professional solar training provider in the renewable energy industry.

"I am so proud of SEI - both our new team and all of our past ...
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Solar Energy International Releases 2012 Workshop Schedule

Posted by: april on December 15, 2011
By Johnny Weiss
Solar Energy International Executive Director

In 2011, Solar Energy International surpassed the 20,000 mark on students served since its founding in 1991. Solar Energy International closes a stellar 20th-anniversary year by announcing a diverse in-person workshop and online course schedule for 2012. In the coming year, SEI will train online and via in-person workshops in Colorado, California, Texas, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, as well as internationally in Costa Rica, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

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Solar Energy International Hosts Renewable Energy Expert Alex Zahnd in Carbondale

Posted by: april on November 21, 2011
  Join Solar Energy International and renewable energy expert Alex Zahnd, co-founder of Rural Integrated Development Service-Nepal (RIDS-Nepal), as he describes how his organization improves lives for people in rural communities of the Himalayas. Alex lived and worked in one of the remotest and poorest mountain communities in Nepal, helping provide holistic solutions to community development.

Through solar lighting systems, fuel-efficient stoves, greenhouses, solar driers, pit latrines, and water filtration systems, RIDS-Nepal has improved the overall living, health and hygiene ...
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Solar Energy International to Participate in Colorado Gives Day Dec. 6

Posted by: april on November 21, 2011
Colorado Gives Day - December 6

On Dec. 6, Solar Energy International will proudly participate in Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour period of online giving. We encourage you to log on to our donation page on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and make a donation to help support SEI's outreach in the renewable energy sector that includes our highly successful Solar In the Schools, Native American, and Women's programs.

FirstBank, a partner on the event, is hosting an Incentive Fund which will increase the value of your donation, but this will only hold true for donations made on ...
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Solar Training Success Story at Solar Power International '11 in Dallas

Posted by: april on November 7, 2011
By Brian Mehalic, PV Curriculum Developer and Instructor
(Pictured here with SEI PV instructors Rebekah Hren and and Laura Walters at SPI 2011 in Dallas)

Once again, another strong showing at Solar Power International, the premier industry conference. Solar Energy International started the week off with a bang, with an ace crew of North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and ISPQ-certified instructors teaching three two-day and one one-day solar training workshops at the Dallas Convention Center.

Turn-out was great, with over 140 students ...
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Solar Energy International Boosts Contract Solar Training Services

Posted by: april on October 31, 2011


By Jeff Spies, Solar Energy International B2B Consultant

Solar Energy International, the oldest and largest solar training nonprofit organization in North America, is expanding its contract training services for solar distributors, manufacturers, and installation companies.

After 20 years of offering the highest quality solar training to contractors and green job seekers, Solar Energy International is boosting its offerings with new and customized training programs, hands-on workshops and instructor-led online training for designers, installers, ...
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Solar Energy International Expands On-Demand Online Continuing Education Series

Posted by: april on October 26, 2011
By Chris Turek, Director of Online and Educational Services

Many professions require periodic continuing education and training to stay certified or licensed. Solar Energy International's Continuing Education Series of courses serve solar and renewable energy professionals, electricians, roofers, inspectors, plumbers, architects, K-12 educators and more. Many of these courses are qualified for Continuing Education credits from NABCEP and other professional certification and state licensing authorities. These short duration courses are available for you ...
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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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Go Big with Solar Training with Solar Energy International in Dallas

Posted by: april on September 28, 2011
Solar Energy International is pleased to offer four pre-conference solar trainings at Solar Power International in Dallas in October. We have an all-star line-up of trainings and presenters for both our one- and two-day trainings. Register here.

Sunday and Monday, Oct. 16-17, 2011 Commercial PV: NEC 2011 Code-Compliant Design, Operations, and Maintenance Tech Talk for the Non-Technical PV Professional Understanding Solar Business and Finance Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 ...
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