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Solar Energy International (SEI) Receives Approval for Veterans Education Funding

May 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Solar Energy International (SEI) is pleased to offer comprehensive Veterans Educational Funding and outreach programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. We proudly offer educational opportunities and benefits to military members, their families, and veterans who have honorably served.

SEI is now authorized to offer eligible veterans the ability to […]

  • Solar Ambassador Elaine Brett (middle with cap) opens up her house to a “Solar Home Tour” as part of a Solarize educational event. The Brett’s 3.36 kW grid-tied PV system meets all their electrical needs. Being grid-tied allows the Bretts to take advantage of DMEA’s generous net-metering policy, which credits customers for the excess energy their systems produce. Picture shows the solar hot water system on their garage. The solar photovoltaic system is roof mounted on the adjoining house.

The Brett’s Solar Story

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Elaine and Jim Brett just finished their inaugural year as Solar PV customers, in their net zero home. Their solar panels sit atop of their also recently completed home, on the outskirts of Paonia. Elaine said of her experience “in deciding to build a new house, we wanted to incorporate […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Ethan Mendel

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

For some, beginning a career in the solar industry is like going home. This is especially true for SEI Student Ethan Mendel. Ethan rolled up to the SEI Campus with his off-grid tiny home in tow. Appropriately, he was enrolled in PV 203, Fundamentals of Battery Based PV Systems. A […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Fred Munn

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Fred Munn came to Paonia this April, seeing a sunny future for himself and his business. Fred and his business partner, Michael Hendrix, journeyed to SEI’s Paonia campus from Wisconsin to jump start their solar installer training experience. Beginning with PV 101- Grid Direct Solar Design and Installation and continued […]

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SEI Career Opportunity: PV Team Member – Curriculum Developer

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

PV Team Member: Curriculum Developer

Solar Energy International (SEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization with a mission to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1991, SEI has trained more than 45,000 people from around the world. As an […]


Solar Energy International (SEI) Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Solar Battle of the Bands 2016

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Solar Battle of the Bands, a solar industry party and musical competition, announces its sixth annual event at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 13 at 8 pm.

Founded in 2011, Solar Battle of the Bands (SBOB) is produced by Quick Mount PV, a solar mounting manufacturer based in […]

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Solar Energy International (SEI) Alumnus Brings Renewable Energy to Small Pacific Island in Need

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

With our 45,000 alumni, we get to hear about some of the coolest, life-changing projects. This one comes via Adam Hammond (class of 2013).

Bluetech Financing Solutions today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Area Council leaders of a remote island in Vanuatu to deliver a solar+storage based microgrid pilot […]

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Solarize Delta County Launches April 15!

April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce the April 15th launch of Solarize Delta County, an effort to increase the accessibility and affordability of solar energy for all Delta County residents. With the support of the Delta County Economic Development (DCED), Solarize Delta County seeks to raise local awareness […]


ILSCO Supports Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Non-profit Mission of Renewable Energy Education with Generous Contribution to Paonia, Colorado PV Lab Facility

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

SEI is thankful to ILSCO for their contributions to the industry and specifically to our PV lab facility. ILSCO generously donated over $20,000 worth of equipment ranging from the electrical parts like lugs, connectors and terminals to tools for electricians like the revolutionary ILSCO TaskMaster! Check out the TaskMaster video […]

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Solar Energy International (SEI) Kicks Off Instructor Training Week

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

SEI’s 9th Annual Instructor Training Week kicks off with dozens of SEI instructors and staff converging on Paonia, Colorado for a full week of professional development. This professional development event is for the nation’s leading solar energy instructors from SEI who are preparing the nation’s (and the world’s) students for […]