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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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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


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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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Colorado Gives Day extended to noon Dec. 7 - Donate today!

Posted by: april on December 7, 2011


By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Thanks so much to those of you who have already donated to Solar Energy International during Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 6. Your gift to support our outreach and renewable education in schools and around the world will go further with the Incentive Funds provided by FirstBank. Colorado Gives Day has surpassed our expectations and it's because of supporters like you!

Donate here today until noon.

Some of you may have had difficulty in accessing the givingfirst.org website because of the ...
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Support SEI's Renewable Energy Education and Outreach on Colorado Gives Day

Posted by: april on December 6, 2011
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Happy Colorado Gives Day!

Celebrate with a donation to Solar Energy International today. 

Today, and today only, every donation made to SEI at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund. 

LATEST NEWS! As of 11 a.m. MST, SEI has rasied $1,770!

Donations support SEI's mission-driven programs and bring us closer to achieving our 2012 outreach goals to: 

Provide more Walt Ratterman scholarships for ...
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Solar Energy International Educational Center Improvements Become Reality With Support

Posted by: april on December 5, 2011
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Tomorrow is the big day! 

That's right Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6, is tomorrow. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to Solar Energy International at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund.

This is part five in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we have highlighted one of the 2012 SEI Outreach goals.

In 2012, Solar Energy International plans to ...
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Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar Partner in Solar Suitcase Program

Posted by: april on December 4, 2011
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, is just two days away. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to Solar Energy International at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund. This is part four in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we will highlight one of the 2012 SEI Outreach goals. In partnership with WE CARE Solar, Solar Energy International integrates renewable energy education into a youth ...
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Colorado Gives Day Will Help SEI Instigate Online Course Spanish Translation

Posted by: april on December 3, 2011
  By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate 

Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, Dec. 6) is just three days away. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to Solar Energy International at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund. This is part three in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we will highlight one of the 2012 SEI Outreach goals.

In 2012, Solar Energy International aims to perform a Spanish translation of our online course ...
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Four Days and Counting Until Colorado Gives Day - Dec. 6

Posted by: april on December 2, 2011


By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate 

Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, is just four days away, and Solar Energy International is remembering instructor Walt Ratterman and his dedication to helping bring solar to the developing world. Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period of online giving where every donation made to SEI at www.givingfirst.org/solarenergy gets a boost from the First Bank Incentive Fund.

This is part two in a five-part blog series leading up to Colorado Gives Day. Each day we will highlight one of the ...
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