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Larry LeDue Memorialized in Solar Energy International Scholarship

Posted by: april on May 30, 2012
By Tom Locke, Editor, Fairplay Plume

Editor's Note: This article was previously published in the Fairplay Plume and is being republished with permission from the editor. In May 2012, Solar Energy International established the Larry LeDue Memorial Scholarship Fund to memorialize Larry LeDue, founder and owner of Sustainable Solutions, Inc., a company that offers energy system analysis and design, off-grid power installation, and turn-key solar energy systems throughout Park County, Colorado. Donations to the fund will allow people without the financial means to ...
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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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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 Executive Director Tresi Houpt Featured in NPR Fracking Story

Posted by: april on May 15, 2012
By April E. Clark, Solar Energy International Marketing Communications Coordinator

Today has been a monumental day for Solar Energy International. We published our first-ever iBook, "Introduction to Renewable Energy" available on iTunes by clicking here.

For more than a decade, Solar Energy International has been the leader in solar energy textbooks and continues to be committed to providing up-to-date materials and innovative instructional technologies. In the spirit of this commitment to renewable energy education, SEI is pleased to ...
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SEI and SELF Partner for Haiti Solar Training

Posted by: april on May 14, 2012
By Carol Weis, Solar Energy International PV Curriculum Developer and Program Coordinator

This spring, and in the fall of 2011, Solar Energy International (SEI) and Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) partnered for two solar training courses for SELF's Haitian technicians.

The first course was held in November 2011 and was designed to review installation techniques and maintenance of systems. The second course - which took place March 26-31, 2012, as a train-the-trainers course - taught SELF technicians to train onsite hospital staff including the Site Energy Managers ...
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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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Battery-based Solar Training Gets Personal

Posted by: april on May 9, 2012
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

PAONIA, Colorado — Batteries. They are not often talked about in the PV industry that is so dominated by grid-tied, battery-less PV systems. Battery-systems are complicated. Messy. Perplexing.

But yet, these systems have the power to change lives, create independence from the grid, expand businesses, and challenge installers who are bored with grid-tied systems.

This week kicked off Solar Energy International's first PV301L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based) solar training at our state-of-the-art PV ...
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Solar Energy International: Hands-on, Industry-Supported Solar Training at its Best

Posted by: april on May 1, 2012
By Kathy Swartz, Renewable Energy Training Director

On April 30, Solar Energy International officially kicked off the 2012 summer PV training season with a full class for PV201L: Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct) at our state-of-the-art training facility in Paonia, Colorado. And once again, the caliber of participants is exceptional ... The diversity and the support from industry has been fantastic!

The participants represented three countries and 14 different states. Each of the participants had to complete at least one PV101 online or in-person ...
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