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Solarize Delta County nears Halfway Mark! 55 Homes and Businesses Registered so Far!

May 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Educational events for June Announced

Installers from Empowered Energy Systems, LLC of Hotchkiss just finished the first installation in a series of new solar PV systems springing up around Delta County. A brand new 25 kW commercial system now sits atop workspace solutions ProSpace’s roof in Delta. The system is sized to produce some […]

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North Fork Solar Fair Draws Record Crowd

May 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Community Turns Out to Learn & Act for Local Solutions

PAONIA CO – Since soon after the earliest settlers moved into Colorado’s North Fork Valley it has relied on two major forces to drive its economy: energy and agriculture. This year the North Fork Solar Fair & Permaculture Expo built on […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Emily Petrossian Completes Battery-based Solar Installation Training

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Emily Petrossian (second from the left in the photo) is the newest member of a battery manufacturing company based in California. She is the latest team member to attend solar installation training at Solar Energy International (SEI), sponsored by a company who routinely send their employees to train with SEI. […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Daniel Gisonda – Solar Installer Training Dreams Come True!

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Solar installer training with Solar Energy International (SEI) was a dream come true for Daniel Gisonda for whom solar had been a lifelong pursuit. As a child, Daniel was frequently found exploring with Discovery Zone solar kits and to this day spends his free time tinkering with small solar projects […]

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SEI Alumni Highlight: Stephanie Gulliver – Solar Installation Training for Electrical Engineers!

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Stephanie Gulliver (second from the right in photo) is an Electrical Engineer from San Francisco, CA. She is returning to SEI for her second class in solar electric systems and solar installation training. This Spring she enrolled in PV 202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid Direct) with […]

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SolarWorld Americas Selects Solar Energy International (SEI) as Training Partner

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

SolarWorld Americas Inc., America’s largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and photovoltaic modules, has selected industry-recognized non-profit renewable energy training school Solar Energy International (SEI) as a solar installer training partner.

This partnership will provide professional development for SolarWorld’s rapidly growing solar installer network. Solar installation training opportunities are available […]

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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 […]