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Solar Energy International (SEI) Selected as Training Partner for Middle East Solar PV Conferences

August 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Solar Energy International (SEI) Selected as Training Partner for Middle East Solar PV Conferences

Solar Energy International (SEI) has been selected as the training provider for three international conferences in the Middle East region. SEI has been invited by the conference organizers from the respective events to execute trainings on topics ranging from introductions to grid-tied and battery based systems to advanced PV system […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Neighbors are Going Solar

August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Last summer, solar installers Empowered Energy Systems of Hotchkiss were busy installing 23 new solar PV systems, contracted through Solarize North Fork Valley. Totally 120 kW, these projects joined the more than 300 other net-metered systems on DMEA’s grid. Add to this number the City of Delta Utility’s solar-powered homes […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: David Merritt

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

David Merritt: A Short Solar Biography

My first drive to Paonia to attend classes at Solar Energy International began near the Denver International Airport on I-70 West.  I had departed Raleigh Durham International in North Carolina a few hours earlier, and I was excited and just a little nervous about my […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Derek Mast – Commitment to Continuing Education

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Derek Mast, a foreman for a large, multi-state solar company. Derek has been in the solar industry for a year and a half and before joining the solar industry, Derek was an electrician for six years. He is one of several dozen employees his company has sent to SEI for […]

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Solar Installer Training Alumni Highlight: Jessica Wagner

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

 
Jessica Wagner – Bringing New Energy to a Historic Organization
As an applicant in SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program, Jessica Wagner has been at SEI’s Training Facility in Paonia, Colorado for 6 weeks and she has impressed everyone with her passion and journey to get here. From the initial classes in […]

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SEI Solar Training Instructor Spotlight: Laura Conchelos

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

SEI Welcomes New Instructor: Laura Conchelos

SEI Alumni Laura Conchelos recently came back to Solar Energy International (SEI), this time as an instructor. Prior Laura to coming to SEI, Laura spent seven years doing seasonal construction work where gained some experience with solar electric systems while working on off-grid cabins in […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Noel Wichman – Veteran

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to welcome Noel Wichman into SEI’s alumni network. Noel has the distinction of being the first student to utilize his Veterans Benefits to enroll in classes at SEI. Living just 10 miles away from SEI’s Campus in Paonia, CO, Noel’s drive to SEI was […]

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Solar Energy International (SEI) Launches Solar Ready Colorado Training Outreach Program

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Building upon Solar Energy International’s (SEI) technical solar training program that has been in operation for over 25 years with over 45,000 alumni worldwide – SEI is launching a Colorado based training and career outreach program titled – ​Solar Ready Colorado: Solar Professionals Training and Outreach Program​.

SEI will lead a […]

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Solar Energy International (SEI) Welcomes New Board Member – Jon Miller

June 28th, 2016|5 Comments

SEI’s board of directors is a talented group of volunteers who keep SEI’s mission and vision at the forefront of everything we do. Largely made up of Western Colorado residents, SEI’s board members have varied backgrounds: a pioneer of Sustainable and Responsible Investing,  a developer of coal mine methane power […]

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Having a Case of the Mondays? It is Our Favorite Day of the Week Here at Solar Energy International (SEI)!

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

by Jessica Finnigan, SEI Workshop Coordinator

Having a “case of the Mondays” looks very different here at SEI than it does in the classic “Office Space” movie. Mondays are by far my favorite day of the week.  Almost every Monday, from April through October, upwards of 32 students descend onto our […]