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Solar Energy International: The Solar Training Magic Continues

Posted by: april on September 21, 2011
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

In my previous solar training blog, I spoke about meeting this week's PV301L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based) workshop participants and how the class feels like family.

I wrote about Steve who works at a leading PV installation company on the Front Range of Colorado. There's also Chris from Alaska who is working on remote telecommunications systems in Alaska. This is his fourth class with Solar Energy International and he's here so that he can apply what he's learning to his job.

Or there's David ...
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Solar Energy International: Where the Solar Training Magic Happens

Posted by: april on September 20, 2011
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

I mentioned in a previous solar training blog this summer that one of my favorite ways to start the training week is to go to introductions on the first day of class. This week's PV301L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based) workshop, which started Sept. 19, was no exception.

The class feels like family. Walking in the room the first day, I immediately noticed familiar faces. On the break, there was a lot of catching up between students who took classes together or met in the online world this year.

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A Summer of Solar Training Through the Eyes of a Work-Trader, Part Two

Posted by: april on August 29, 2011
By Tasha Azizi, SEI Work-Trader

In my previous blog as a solar training work-trader for Solar Energy International, I mentioned that I first heard about SEI as I was researching for some social good my old utility scale solar company could partake in. I thought, "Well, we have lots of money ... Let's help people with it." I was slightly naïve about these efforts but as I was investigating, I came across SEI and the class Renewable Energy for the Developing World (REDW). I continuously went back to the SEI website and checked out what their classes were all about. I ...
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Solar Energy International Celebrates 20 Years of Renewable Energy Education with Style

Posted by: april on August 18, 2011
By April E. Clark, Marketing Communications Coordinator

What a weekend! Solar Energy International celebrated 20 years of renewable energy and solar training Aug. 12-14 here in sunny Colorado. The weekend welcomed SEI friends, colleagues, alumni, and board members who traveled from Washington D.C. to Washington state, and nearly everywhere in between. Fun was had by all and the renewable energy buzz remained strong throughout the weekend's events. 

The momentus weekend began with rafting through Glenwood Canyon in Glenwood Springs. Nearly 40 alumni, staff and board ...
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Solar Energy International Introduces Solar Training Curriculum Program

Posted by: april on August 2, 2011
Solar Energy International's Curriculum Licensing Program is a key way for training institutions to avoid reinventing the wheel when developing their own programs. Solar Energy International provides a professionally-developed, fully-packaged, solar training curriculum.

The Call for Quality Solar Energy Training Curriculum

"Hundreds of community colleges all over the U.S. are either considering or have started fledgling solar electric (photovoltaics) training programs. Until recently, Solar Energy International has been supporting community colleges with informal ...
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A Summer of Solar Training Through the Eyes of a Work-Trader, Part One

Posted by: april on July 25, 2011
By Tasha Azizi, SEI Work-Trader

This summer, I recently completed two solar training classes with Solar Energy International (SEI). Although the classes about renewable energy for the developing world caught my attention at first, I always wanted to learn more hands-on, technical skills about solar.

This summer I made it happen.

I have worked at a utility-scale solarcompany, a green building and supply store, as well as a wind developer prior to my workshops with SEI. I am not an engineer or an electrician to say the least. My background is more on the ...
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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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SEI's solar training in Tucson offers installation experience

Posted by: april on December 16, 2010
By Ed Eaton, Solar Energy International Instructor

Since 1994, Solar Energy International has offered hands-on workshops in Tucson, Arizona. We have hosted attendees from across the land, and from other countries as well, over the years. Traveling to Tucson in the winter months to attend a solar energy training workshop is not a hard pill to swallow. Each year, attendees enjoy the warm climate in a friendly, learned atmosphere while participating in an actual installation. Workshop attendees have installed more than 20 separate photovoltaic systems with each workshop, being its ...
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Further your solar training at Solar Power International 2010 in Los Angeles

Posted by: april on August 25, 2010


 

 

 


CARBONDALE, CO USA - Solar Energy International is going Hollywood.

In conjunction with North America's largest business-to-business solar event - Solar Power International 2010 taking place Oct. 12-14 in Los Angeles - Solar Energy International is hosting a one-day solar installation course. Intermediate Level PV System Installation on Oct. 11 will focus on National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, best practices, and safe working procedures for installing and troubleshooting solar systems.

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Another stellar crew of work-traders pass through Solar Energy International

Posted by: april on August 3, 2010
By Ben de Lieris, Solar Energy International summer 2010 work-trader

Solar Energy International has an incredible work-trade program that allows people interested in renewable energy and sustainable building to trade eight weeks of work for eight weeks of workshops. This summer SEI was lucky to have three amazing work-traders who now join the ranks of hundreds of work-traders who have come through Solar Energy International.



 
Ben de Leiris grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and graduated in 2009 from Middlebury College in Vermont, where he ...
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