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Solar Energy International's iPad / eBook Now Available in iTunes

Posted by: april on May 16, 2012
By Christopher Turek, Solar Energy International Director of Online and Student Services

As part of Solar Energy International's Textbook Series, one of the first books to be released is an iPad / eBook that covers the basics and fundamentals of leading renewable energy applications and an overview of Solar Energy International's mission. It is now available in iTunes for $19.99.

Solar Energy International's "Introduction to Renewable Energy" eBook is for those who wish to learn the basics of renewable energy - including where it is ...
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SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Grad Shares His Solar Training Experience

Posted by: april on May 14, 2012
By Tom Durston, SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Graduate

One day early in 2011 I had a vision for getting trained and certified in solar energy design. After a little research, I enrolled in Solar Energy International's PV101 solar training course in Tucson, Arizona. It was a great total immersion introduction to solar energy.

Next, to get the depth needed to do real designs I took PVOL202, the online advanced grid-tied course. For me it was an ideal learning experience, delving into course material, taking notes, creating sizing worksheets, and talking at ...
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Solar Energy International Offers Training at Intersolar July 10-12

Posted by: april on May 11, 2012
CARBONDALE, Colorado - In July, global training leader Solar Energy International (SEI) hosts three industry-specific in-person trainings at the Intersolar North America conference that will expand the skills of renewable energy professionals. The conference takes place July 9-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Registration for the conference and training is now available. Early Bird prices are available until June 2, 2012. Register here.

"Solar Energy International, which has been a leader in conference training for over 20 years, is excited to present our ...
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Cutting Edge Technology on Display at Solar Energy International's PV Lab Facility

Posted by: april on May 11, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

Solar Energy International's students come to our solar training lab workshops not just to be trained by the best; they come to see the best products on the market - the latest and the greatest.

Likewise, SEI's instructors, besides loving to teach, come to train at SEI's Paonia PV Lab Facility because our lab is filled with the latest technology. SEI's instructors and students get to work with the newest products on the market.

Every year SEI's PV Project Coordinator, Jeff Tobe, sets to work on ...
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Solar Energy International Expands On-Demand Online Continuing Education Series

Posted by: april on April 30, 2012
CARBONDALE, Colorado — In the past year, Solar Energy International has served more than 200 students and solar professionals through the SEI Online Continuing Education Series by offering short, topic-based online sessions. This series offers solar training from the industry's leading presenters covering highly technical to general informational topics. Originally designed to align with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)-approved topic list for re-certification, individuals from other trades and industries such as electricians and roofers can also take ...
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Videos Highlight Solar Energy International's Solar in the Schools Outreach Program

Posted by: april on April 25, 2012
By Jesse K. Hoff, Solar Energy International Work-Trader

As a new work-trader at Solar Energy International assisting with the Solar in the Schools program, I've seen more fourth graders get excited about science in a short month than I have in my entire life. There's a specific joy that comes from watching people learn about solar energy. So, it is with great pleasure I present these videos to the SEI community in hopes of sharing some of the excitement I've seen during my brief time here so far. The feeling of excitement can surprise and inspire and I've always admired ...
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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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KACO, SEI Team Up for West Coast Solar Training in April

Posted by: april on April 9, 2012
Grass Valley, California USA -- Solar Energy International continues its nationwide solar training reach this month with PV101 April 23-27 at KACO new energy in Grass Valley, California.

PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) is an hands-on workshop that provides an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems, at KACO new energy's Grass Valley facility. The workshop also teaches students the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, ...
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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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Comin' in Hot this Spring with Solar Thermal Training

Posted by: april on March 12, 2012
Solar Energy International has kicked off March Madness Month for solar thermal training by offering three solar thermal continuing education webinars this month that count for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) continuing education hours:

Solar Hot Air Design and Installation, Part 1 - (Available now) Solar Hot Air Design and Installation, Part 2 - (March 13) Advanced Solar Thermal Trouble Shooting and Repair - (March 22)For those interested in solar thermal training hours for NABCEP, SEI is offering two ...
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