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Solar Energy International Offers Renewable Energy Training for International Development

Posted by: april on May 18, 2012


By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's International Program Manager

CARBONDALE, Colorado - Join renowned renewable energy educator Solar Energy International in a week-long workshop June 25-29 that teaches renewable energy applications for developing countries at Third Street Center. 

In this hands-on workshop, RD101: Renewable Energy for the Developing World participants will learn to construct fuel-efficient cookstoves, build residential size bio-gas systems, and work with small-scale solar electric systems. Hands-on labs will ...
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Part Three: How Solar Energy International's Carol Weis is Making a Difference Globally

Posted by: april on April 21, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate



April 16-22 is not just Earth Week, it is also Solar Energy International's spring fundraising campaign week. Please make a donation today to support the valuable outreach programs of SEI, such as the Native American program, Solar In the Schools, Walt Ratterman and Heather Andrews scholarship funds, and our International Program.

In an effort to highlight the work of one of those programs, specifically the International Program, I sat down with Carol Weis, SEI's PV ...
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Part Two: How Solar Energy International's Carol Weis is Making a Difference Globally

Posted by: april on April 18, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate



April 16-22 is not just Earth Week, it is also Solar Energy International's spring fundraising campaign week. Please make a donation today to support the valuable outreach programs of SEI, such as the Native American program, Solar In the Schools, Walt Ratterman and Heather Andrews scholarship funds, and our International Program.

In an effort to highlight the work of one of those programs, specifically the International Program, I sat down with Carol Weis, SEI's PV Program ...
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How Solar Energy International's Carol Weis is Making a Difference Globally

Posted by: april on April 13, 2012
By Holly Loff, Solar Energy International Development Associate

April 16-22 is not just Earth Week, it is also Solar Energy International's spring fundraising campaign week. Please make a donation today to support the valuable outreach programs of SEI, such as the Native American program, Solar In the Schools, Walt Ratterman and Heather Andrews scholarship funds, and our International Program.

In an effort to highlight the work of one of those programs, specifically the International Program, I sat down with Carol Weis, SEI's PV Program Coordinator and PV ...
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Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar Seek Solar Suitcase Ambassadors

Posted by: laurie on March 19, 2012
By Laurie Guevara-Stone, Solar Energy International's
International Program Manager

Solar Energy International and WE CARE Solar are teaming up to train a group of women to be Solar Suitcase Ambassadors. Solar Suitcase Ambassadors will take a leadership role in solar suitcase installations and solar trainings in developing countries.

More than 350,000 women die each year from pregnancy complications, and millions of infants are stillborn or die in the first days of life, primarily in regions with insufficient energy resources for conducting basic obstetric ...
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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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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 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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