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From the Grid and Beyond - Battery-Based Systems to Solar Business Training

Posted by: april on March 7, 2012
By Christopher Turek, Solar Energy International Director of Online and Educational Services
 
Most everyone in the solar industry knows that grid-based residential and commercial systems make up the predominance of where the market is these days. Every year, since 1991, Solar Energy International trains thousands of students for a grid-based PV system paradigm. With that said, if you want to be at the top of your game in the solar industry, you should be versed in all types of PV systems to include battery-based designs. Additionally, to consider yourself ...
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Calling all NABCEP Certified PV Installers

Posted by: april on February 29, 2012
By Kristopher Sutton, Solar Energy International PV Instructor
NABCEP Certified PV Installer #041704-39

Editor's note: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition.


As a NABCEP Certified PV Installer, it's not uncommon to find that before you know it, your three years are up and it's time to be recertified. Speaking from personal ...
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Solar Training Opens a World of Possibility for Business Manager in Costa Rica

Posted by: april on February 17, 2012


By Joris A. Brinckerhoff, Manager, Costa Rica Entomological Supply
Member, Sat Yoga Institute

Installing solar and utilizing the sun's power as a clean energy option requires a realm of solar training knowledge and skill sets I have long lacked. As a participant in the creation of Sat Yoga's self-sustaining ashram and eco-village in Costa Rica, however, the design and implementation of a functioning solar system somehow came to fall on my shoulders. What now?! Books are useful but data is not always readily converted into either DC or AC. Expert consultants ...
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Solar Energy International Tribute to Heather Andrews, a True Solar Sister

Posted by: april on February 12, 2012
By April E. Clark, Marketing Communications Coordinator

This week, the solar industry lost a champion. And I, along with Solar Energy International staff, lost a friend.

Heather Andrews wasn't just the kind of person you meet and forget. She had a warm personality and a brightness about her that was special, different. It was ingrained in her attitude - sharp, witty, clever, sweet, level-headed, fun, aware, understanding, evolving. She was proud to be a SEI alumna and solar champion and loved to tell the world about PV. 

I ...
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Free SEI Webinar Offers Concrete Alternatives for Ground-mounted Solar Array Installs

Posted by: april on June 13, 2011
Solar Energy International welcomes summer by continuing its free webinar series this month. On June 22, at 1 p.m. MDT, solar training experts SEI and foundation specialists Cantsink Manufacturing partner to present a free webinar on concrete alternatives for ground-mounted solar arrays.

Click here to register.

The hour-long webinar will discuss the need for solar professionals and contractors to learn to quickly install reliable ground-mounted foundations for solar applications using methods other than concrete.

Cantsink will cover such ...
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SEI Alumnus Shares Hands-on Solar Training Experience with Installation in Tucson

Posted by: april on May 27, 2011
By Paul Avallone
Solar Energy International Alumnus

This spring, I attended Solar Energy International's PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) hands-on solar training workshop with installation in Tucson, Arizona. The class discussion portion of the traning was held at a golf course clubhouse.

Our co-instructor Ed Eaton led us through the history of photovoltaics (PV) technology, reinforcing the learning we achieved in PV101 PREP with discussion and a slide presentation. The lecture, exercises and quizzes carried the class through solar site ...
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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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Solar training with Solar Energy International in Rocklin, California

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

Solar Energy International is helping those interested in jump-starting their careers in the solar industry with three in-person workshops in Rocklin, California.

PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation provides hands-on training with the industry's most experienced instructors within the environment of a top-notch solar industry training facility.
In March, Solar Energy International hosts a solar training workshop at SMA ...
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