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Solar Suitcase Project Brings Hands-on Training to Teen Mother’s Program

Posted by: april on May 13, 2011
By Soozie Lindbloom
Solar Energy International Solar Suitcase Instructor

This April, Solar Energy International worked once again with the Teen Parent Program at Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to build solar suitcases for health clinics in areas of the world with little-to-no access to electricity.

These solar suitcases are stand-alone photovoltaic systems that fit - you guessed it - in a suitcase. They are designed to provide reliable electricity for critical lighting and communication needs within the clinics.

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SEI Meets the Needs of Solar Professionals Through New Continuing Education Series

Posted by: april on May 12, 2011
By Chris Turek, Director of Online and Educational Services

In 20 years of service to the renewable energy and solar industries, Solar Energy International has seen the growth of professions in the green workforce and need for continuous learning and training opportunities.

With this in mind, Solar Energy International is launching a series of short solar training courses in multiple delivery models to serve the solar industry's continuing education need. The entire series will be offered through SEI's Online Campus and will be ...
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Cuba Delegation Inspires Solar Energy International Alumnus Paul Scheckel

Posted by: april on April 21, 2011
Solar Energy International alumnus Paul Scheckel, author of "The Home Energy Diet," recently shared his experience as a participant in SEI's CU100: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Cuba delegation in his blog, Energy Insights by Paul Scheckel.



Energy Evolution Necessary for National Survival
By Paul Scheckel

Every once in a while, we have an experience that completely crumbles some long-standing preconceived notion, and this week I'm pleased to share my revelation with you. I've just returned from a week-long trip to Cuba ...
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Solar Training Prep for NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification

Posted by: april on April 18, 2011
By Chris Turek, Director of Online and Educational Services

If you are considering starting your own solar business or you have taken technical solar training through Solar Energy International's PV101 or PV202 courses, you may be ready to take the next professional step of preparing to sit for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification.

Register for PV206 Online Today >>

Training deadline to sit for NABCEP PV Technical Sales approaching

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Micro-Hydro Training in Paonia, Colorado, Provides Hands-on Experience

Posted by: april on April 18, 2011
By Ken Gardner, Solar Energy International Instructor

Micro-hydro power permits harnessing a source of power 24-7. Solar Energy International's Micro-Hydro Training - MH101: Micro-Hydro Design & Installation hands-on workshop May 16-20 in Paonia, Colorado, will be a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience along with tours to existing micro-hydro sites.

During the workshop, participants will learn seven ways to measure water flow and five ways to determine elevation difference known as "head." Participants will help ...
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Solar Training: Online or In-person?

Posted by: april on April 18, 2011
By Dan Giese, Solar Energy International Registration and Programs Assistant

Online or in-person? That is the solar training question.

I routinely speak to potential Solar Energy International workshop participants who ask this question. The answer is more objective than not, as both options have their particular advantages. I speak to this quite often when I'm helping people register over the phones here at SEI. Here's my summation:

Online

Our online courses are time convenient, requiring approximately six weeks to complete an ...
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Solar Training Heads South to the Home of the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Posted by: april on January 31, 2011
By April E. Clark, Marketing Communications Coordinator


Solar Energy International is bringing solar training to the south.

From March 14-18, Solar Energy International hosts a five-day, in-person solar training workshop in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville, home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, is known as the Track Capital of the World. For five days in March, Fayetteville will be a capital of solar training, with SEI's highly popular PV101 workshop.

PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) is designed as an ...
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Solar Energy International's Laurie Guevara-Stone, International Program Director, Talks Food Waste

Posted by: april on January 28, 2011
Solar Energy International's Laurie Guevara-Stone, International Program Director, recently interviewed with Good Dirt Radio for a story on food waste. Good Dirt Radio is a nonprofit media outlet in Colorado featuring a solar-powered radio studio, whose mission is to educate the public about the connection between individual actions and a healthy future for our planet and encourage citizens to embrace positive solutions.

The story focuses on today's "spin-saturated, disposable, consumer America where almost all material goods made in the past 100 plus years have ended up ...
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Solar Energy International Launches Free Introduction to Renewable Energy Online Course

Posted by: april on January 19, 2011
By Chris Turek, Director of Online and Educational Services

One of the most exciting things about Solar Energy International is our ability to create training opportunities aligned with our nonprofit mission. Our new, free online Introduction to Renewable Energy course is just one example of our efforts as a nonprofit organization to help educate our fellow man on renewable energy technologies and sustainable building practices. This course allows us to create a free and accessible introductory solar training and renewable energy ...
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Online Training Provides Renewable Energy for the Developing World Education

Posted by: april on January 19, 2011
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's International Program Director

Renewable energy technologies can help solve many problems faced in the developing world, especially with education, health care, agriculture, and micro-enterprise. Implementing renewable energy projects and integrating those projects with applicable solar training in rural areas sustainably can make a huge difference in improving, and often saving, lives.

If you've always wanted to bring your skills and experience to these communities, our upcoming online course, "Renewable ...
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